The Florida Public Service Commission offers the Lifeline Assistance Program. This program helps make telephone service affordable to low-income customers in our state.
Summer Employment – Part 1-Tips and Expectations
School ended and the summer arrived. By now, you probably found a part-time or full-time job to get you through the summer. Something to bring you extra cash before school starts. Now that you are in your summer job, let’s address some areas of great importance that will help your […]
“My Next Move” can help you decide on a career
This online tool, at MyNextMove, is free to all users, and gives individuals several alternatives for occupations (including the O*NET Interest Profiler). It provides an easy-to-read, one-page profile of each occupation, including essential knowledge, skills, abilities, and technologies, simplified salary and employment outlook information, as well as links to specific training […]
Are you nervous about an upcoming job interview?
Hiring managers all have their favorite interview questions, but they are typically some variation of the common ones. For example, you might be asked, “How would your colleagues describe you?” or “Use three words to describe yourself.” Either way, your overall approach would likely be the same. The thing you […]
Thank you for a successful career fair!
Thank you to our sponsors, employers, partners, staff, job seekers, and Facebook followers. CareerSource Southwest Florida and partners held a successful 3rd Annual Regional Career Fair on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. A special thank you to our awesome sponsors: Click here view current openings Over 70 employers attended offering […]
Wilderness Expeditions for our Nations’ Veterans
Have you heard about the organization North Carolina Outward Bound School (NCBS)? This organization offers programs for veterans as well as non-veterans. For more than 30 years, North Carolina Outward Bound delivered wilderness expeditions for our nations’ veterans. These expeditions are customized specifically for veterans and active duty service men […]
Spring Clean your Resume
Spring breathes new life into the world around us! Many of us will go through the process of spring cleaning our homes to start the season fresh. Just as we spring clean our homes, the same applies to our resumes. The resume is your story, your track record, and your […]
11 Reasons to Hire a Veteran
For veterans, transitioning to civilian life can be full of challenges. One such challenge is finding civilian employment. Many employers choose to hire veterans because of their particular leadership and teamwork experience, education, and training. You can also correlate different military occupations with analogous civilian jobs. 1) Accelerated learning curve: Veterans […]
5 Words You Should Never Use to Describe Yourself in an Interview
Are you nervous about an upcoming job interview? Hiring managers all have their favorite interview questions, but they are typically some variation of the common ones. For example, you might be asked, “How would your colleagues describe you?” or “Use three words to describe yourself.” Either way, your overall approach […]
Why Having a Best Friend at Work Makes You More Productive and Happy
Using research and principles outlined in his book, The Blue Zones of Happiness: Lessons from the World’s Happiest People, Dan Buettner details four important things that will enhance your work life. “For long-term happiness, try to make your career something that speaks to your passions.” – Dan Buettner 1. Try […]
SizeUp Lee – Tool for Businesses
Data analytics are becoming increasingly more important for businesses that want to grow and remain competitive. What is most important to understand is that data is not only important to large organizations – the benefit of having access to the right data is now imperative for small and mid-size organizations […]
Employability Skills Workshops and Computer Classes
Workshops for employability skills at the career centers are listed on the center calendars. Computer classes are currently only scheduled at the Fort Myers center. Our workshops are available to the community at no charge. However, all customers must first be registered in our system, Employ Florida, which offers a full range of […]