If you are currently receiving unemployment, here are some tips to help you get ready to enter the workforce. First and foremost, it goes without saying, that you need a job-winning résumé.
Use these tips to help you in land your next professional position:
#1 Look for jobs on the Virtual American Job Center. Use this link: Home | TN Virtual American Job Center (tnvirtualajc.com). They are promoting that they will free services that help you find steady, good-paying jobs all over Tennessee. You can get training, job counseling, financial aid for education, and much more. TIP: If you add a résumé to your jobs for tn dot gov site, be sure to upload one résumé and build another résumé. It can be the same résumé and you call it different names. If you do not do this, employers won’t be able to see it.
#2 If you currently receive food stamps, there is a career counselor specially hired to help you with your job search. Connect with your local career center, formally called America’s Job Center. Tip: Read about all of the support services for those who are SNAP benefit recipients here: SNAP Employment and Training | USDA-FNS . TIP: When you speak with your SNAP counselor, ask him or her to refer to you to a career center counselor to help you with employment and training.
#3 Pay attention to companies who are offering sign on bonuses! YIKES YEP! Look into it – Don’t be shy! The Corrections Industry, McDonalds and many others are offering $500 to $5000 sign on bonuses! TIP: Pay Attention and check out all options for employment. Check out this source for sign on and retention bonuses: https://bit.ly/3coSY3R
#4 Study with Coursera and take advantage of free online trainings. TIP: Click here www.tn.gov/workforce/coursera
#5 Spend some time at the career centers, attending hiring sessions, classes, and networkingwith the staff. TIP: Locate your local Americas Job Center by clicking here: https://bit.ly/3tAZZo4 .
#6 Apprenticeship jobs are the best ever! TIP: Look for them here: 220 French Landing Dr. Nashville, TN 37243 (423) 715-8027 or via this website: ApprenticeshipTN
#7 IF you need to apply for disability, call 1-800-772-1213 or go to www.ssa.gov/applyfordisability
#8 Got questions about employment, jobs, hiring, etc., Submit a request via lwdsupport.tn.gov.
BONUS TIP: Connect with the Goodwill Career Solutions Center, Salvation Army, Urban League, job Corps, Americorps, VistaCorps
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