Individuals coming into our employment program participate in the creation of a document called a Discovery, which gives our employment specialists the details necessary to place them in a job that will be right for them. The discovery document is a detailed profile of an individual that can be used to match them with appropriate … Continue reading Welcome to the employment program: the Discovery process
Job seekers, do you know your rights when applying to jobs and attending interviews? Knowing your rights can help you protect yourself from discrimination during your job search and assist you to make informed decisions about potentially discriminatory situations. Employers, do you know what questions to avoid asking potential employees? Not knowing can land you … Continue reading Know Your Rights: Tips for job seekers (and employers) preparing for interviews
Every Tuesday afternoon, the Employment program hosts a workshop open to all of our active job seekers. The workshop is lead by our Employment Specialist, and focuses on employment skills and employment-related life skills. Recently, the employment workshop group spent a couple of months doing some intensive study into the topic of interviews, and have … Continue reading Tuesday Employment Workshop
So you’ve done your best to create an eye-catching resume that highlights your skills and experience, but you’re still not getting any responses. Maybe your work history is spotty, or your qualifications are outdated. Maybe you are getting lost in a swarm of other applicants and your resume just isn’t standing out. Whatever the reason, … Continue reading How to write a cover letter
When crafting your resume, you want to highlight your accomplishments, not just rattle off job descriptions. There are different ways to do this depending on the type of format you choose. The most common resume formats are chronological, functional, or a combination of the two. Mastering these basic formats and knowing when to use them … Continue reading How to craft an eye-catching resume (Part 2)
When it comes to job applications, an eye-catching resume is crucially important. While the odd employer will spend up to two minutes on each resume, the majority of employers spend just 3 to 7 seconds assessing a resume. That’s an average of 5 seconds for you to convince them to send your resume into the … Continue reading How to craft an eye-catching resume (Part 1)
The Employment program at Lifetime Networks now has a blog! The Employment Blog aims to be your source for information on our supported employment program. We'll be publishing articles on all kinds of employment related topics, including tips for job seekers, profiles of our job seekers and employer-partners and employment success stories. We hope to … Continue reading Welcome to the Lifetime Networks Employment Blog!