Candidates should know the interview is a two-way street, just as the interviewer asks questions to find out if you are the right candidate for the job, you should also ask thought-provoking questions to find out if the company is the right fit for you. Some candidates may hesitate in […]
Advice on Avoiding Interviewer Bias
It can be a daunting experience to remain unbiased while interviewing candidates for a position within your company. Many recruiters have predisposed ideas of what the candidate should look like or possess to do the job correctly and fit within its culture. Maintaining a level of fairness in finding the […]
SWFL’s Economic Development
The Southwest Florida region consists of 5 counties: Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee Counties. Even though these counties are part of the entire Southwest Florida region, each one is quite distinctive in its own economic development. We had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing each County’s Economic Development Leaders […]
Free Online Training Resources
Turn a challenge into an opportunity! Free online training can help you upgrade your skills, increase your knowledge and perhaps even change your career path. Metrix Learning Skillup – no-cost online training for individuals who want to upgrade their skills or explore new career pathways. Click here to watch the […]
Tomorrow’s Workforce: A Trilogy – Symposium I Recap
We are excited to share the recap of our first “Tomorrow’s Workforce Symposium” which was held on January 21, 2021! Symposium I included a panel of 7 SWFL’s Business Leaders who talked about the future workforce skills needed, the impact of technology on the workforce and more. This 16-minute video […]
2020 Report to the Community – COVID 19 Edition
We are pleased to share our 2020 Report to the Community – COVID-19 Edition. This publication highlights our efforts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a year full of challenges but also many successes as you can see by the success stories we bring you. Click here for viewing this […]
Soft Skills are Essential!
You probably heard of the term “soft skills” regarding interviews or resume writing but are you aware of how important these skills are for your success? We want to share with you a great article by Lou Adler, CEO, Performance-Based Hiring Learning Systems, on LinkedIn called “Soft Skills Are Too […]
MSFW Outreach Program Page
Are you a Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker? Do you know about additional services our career centers can provide? Visit our new page to request referral for supportive services at MSFW Outreach Program Referral to supportive services may include the following: Family Care Medical Housing Food Job Opportunities: Agricultural and Non-Agricultural […]
Create a Powerful Reference List
As you go about your job search process, you probably have heard about having a reference list ready. A reference list usually consists of 2 to 3 professional contacts that have either worked with you in a particular company or a manager for whom you worked. This list may be requested during […]
How do I know what job is right for me?
Everyone has a personal and unique set of job skills. Yes, even high school or college graduates possess some qualifying and marketable traits that make them competitive in today’s job market. For example, working at the most basic customer service job at a local retailer can develop the communication skills […]
Great Tips to an Effective Virtual Interview
Virtual interviews may become more common as Florida companies practice social distancing. Read these tips to help you ace your next interview https://online.hbs.edu/blog/post/virtual-interview-tips Some of the tips to prepare for a virtual interview are: test your equipment, be aware of your body language, reduce distractions, practice your responses to questions, […]
We can help you navigate through the job hunt jungle!
Job Search isn’t easy, but it is a whole lot easier if you ‘own’ the tools you need to be productive. Let’s talk about the job search tools you’ll need to perform successful job search: A phone number the employer can call, yours or maybe a neighbor. An email account […]