Looking for a job in the Orlando area?
If so, you know that with 9.8% unemployment in Orange County, there’s a lot of competition for jobs. In fact, new monthly unemployment claims for the Orlando area increased in 2011 from 6,492 in March to 8,320 in April, which means competition is increasing.
So, what can you do to find a job? A great place to start is the Workforce Central Florida website for information on how you can “supercharge your job search to better prepare for the job you want.” Expert on the region’s labor market, WCF serves both employers seeking employees and residents seeking jobs.
For employers, WCF can connect you with qualified talent for everything from internships to full-time employment at any level. In addition, WCF offers Employed Worker Training Awards up to $100,000 to stretch budgets and help retain jobs by training current employees.
For job seekers, WCF offers one-on-one meetings with counselors, résumé assistance, free computer access, workshops, and training information and scholarships. An Online Job Bank is available for job leads in all industries.
Every month, WCF offers the following workshops at no charge to job seekers:
- Resume Writing – to learn the components of the four major types of résumés, including how to indentify skills needed for desired positions, discussing the most effective way to convey job-related transferable skills, and providing cover letter tips and techniques.
- Career Pursuit – to discover effective traditional and non-traditional job search strategies, including critical elements for job-search success in a tough economy, how to plan and organize a job search, and accessing the “hidden job market.”
- Planning and Preparing for the Interview – to identify techniques for creating the all-important first impression, review commonly asked interview questions and sample answers to difficult interview questions, and learn how to follow up with potential employers.
- Job Seekers Services Overview – to discover the services and resources available to help you with your job search and prepare you to land the job you are seeking.
These workshops are packed with valuable information and insights delivered in a clear, understandable way. Register early as seating is limited. For dates, times, locations, and to register, go to www.WorkforceCentralFlorida.com/job-seeker/job-seeker-services/supercharged-skills-workshops.stml.