Tag Archive: career

Best on the Web – What’s Your Next Move?

Unemployment in Virginia is comparatively low at 6.1%, and fortunately, the decline has been steady in recent months. But if you are currently out of work, or have been for some time, this statistic isn’t uplifting. If trends in your field lead to more layoffs than new positions, unemployment could be a long-term certainty for you. It’s time to cast a wider net in your job search and consider career alternatives. My Next Move is a career portal offering introduction, exploration, and transition resources for job seekers. Users can search careers by key word or title for education and technology requirements, skills and abilities, personality suitability, earnings potential, and job outlook. There is also a revealing Interest Profiler to help you identify the right career fit.

Recent high school and college graduates—Not sure what classes to register for this fall? Not sure how you want to use your degree in English? My Next Move is a great resource for you, too! Explore careers to learn which one is right for you.

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Best on the Web – Learn Job Skills for Free!

What’s holding you back from a well-paying and satisfying career? These days, competition for jobs is fierce; it takes more than experience and a strong work ethic to set yourself apart from other job seekers. If you’re like a lot of us, you want to develop your professional skills and knowledge fast. But classes and training cost time and money. If you’re short on one or both, take a few moments to check out Virginia Workforce Connection’s list of free Online Learning Resources. The range and depth of learning opportunities available through this web site are impressive. From Microsoft Office programs and human resource management, to effective communication and engineering, this site provides access to university style courses and expertly-written, self-guided instruction. Build expertise for your current job, prepare for the next level, or develop more marketable skills for your job search.

The goal is to never stop learning. Remember to take advantage of the information and resources available at www.FindItVA.com. Simply type a subject word or phrase in the search field to get started!

Job Seekers Workshop

January 24, 5:30 p.m.

Hopewell Library

Join us for this exciting (and FREE!) workshop where job seekers will learn tips for navigating career web sites, how to use email to contact employers, and suggestions for writing and sending resumes. All participants will receive an informative resource guide to help them maximize their job seeking efforts. Call 804.458.6329 x1005 to register.

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