Job Readiness and Career Advancement
September 1, 2009
Goodwill is committed to helping people earn a living and improve their lives, families and communities. Helping people find work is at the core of who we are. But more than that, we want to make sure that you can start or advance your career – because a career is what enables you to achieve your dreams. Every 42 seconds of each workday, Goodwill helps someone enter the world of work – and you can be next!
Helping You Find a Job
Often, the first step to finding a job is understanding your skills, interests and abilities. We have specialists who work with you to understand your prior experience as well as your job and career goals. Together we’ll design a plan to bring those dreams to life while connecting you with other community resources like finding child care or reliable transportation.
What To Expect
When you visit our career centers, you can:
- Build a resume
- Learn the secrets of networking
- Practice job interviews
- Learn how to dress for success, and
- Find out what employers expect from you.
Skills You Will Learn
Goodwills offer training for jobs in healthcare, IT, retail sales and management, food services, banking, manufacturing and more. Many will offer office and computer skills training. We work closely with local business to know where jobs are growing and what skills are needed to fill them. Then, we tailor our training to make sure that you develop the skills that employers want.
Working and Learning
We know that many times, people in our training programs need income now – and we can help you earn a paycheck while you’re getting ready for your next job. Many Goodwills offer opportunities to work in temporary jobs, such as our retail stores or in our business or government contract work sites.
Other Ways We Help You
Sometimes personal and family needs, or even the difficulties of every day life, can keep people from finding and keeping a good job. At Goodwill, we have professional staff available to assist you in addressing your personal or family.
Our family strengthening services can help you find childcare options, reliable transportation or provide access to counseling services, if needed. And if Goodwill doesn’t provide the service, we can locate other community organizations that do.
If you’re ready to find a job, start a career or advance in your current profession, contact your local Goodwill to see how we can help you.