All clients participate in a highly interactive four-week job-search/job-readiness course. They learn basic job-search skills and about workplace culture while developing relationships with each other and the Career Collaborative staff. Among the topics we focus on are:
• Setting specific, challenging, and reachable goals
• Developing networking skills
• Understanding employer expectations
As part of the course, each client does 18 practice interviews with staff and volunteers so they are well-prepared when they interview for real jobs. Our volunteers, professionals from area businesses, provide clients with real-world experience and immediate, individual feedback that helps them hone their interview skills and stories.