A Helping Hand…Not a Hand Out
Because of shrinking funds and a widespread inability to meet the financial needs of the unemployed or those who work, but are “underpaid,” FACAA has joined the plan to enable people who need assistance find or create jobs. We have provided the following tips to assist you in your search. FACAA wants to see you prosper. We know that helping you to change your life benefits all!
The task may seem very difficult due to changes in how we search for jobs, but be encouraged – once you get the “swing” of it, you may find it a bit easier to navigate. Many companies today rely heavily on recruiters and online sources for hiring employees. All you need is a computer or smart-phone and a little information on where to surf for information. We want to give you a little bit of information right here and once you get started, you will be led to sites that you never knew existed.
1. Visit the Georgia Department of Labor site or Click Here. If you are receiving unemployment benefits, you may know of their services, but be sure to check on jobs that may be available through the Department of Labor.
2. Check out job search engines to find out about employment opportunities in both the public and private business sectors. These websites are only a small representation of what is available to you today. Please be careful of sites that ask for funds to register. Click on the following links to access jobs: CareerBuilder, Indeed, Monster, USA Jobs, City/County Government Jobs and more.3. Many search engines provide great resources on resume writing, marketing and reaching employers. You can also use Google to locate more job sites and find resources to further aid in your employment search.4. Be prepared and be honest! You will need to have a proof-read resume ready to submit to most companies. So many good opportunities are wasted because of flawed resumes – mispelled words or false information about work history and skills. Don’t risk being disqualified for the job you want, because of a flawed resume!
5. Keep a list of references and updated information on your job history. Quite a few companies have moved or changed leadership, so stay up on these matters. Staying current on past employers and employers of interest aids in completion of employment applications and helps to differentiate candidates in the interview process.
6. If you are in need of training – Get it! Most of the people interviewed by FACAA are eligible for the local workforce training agency or the area technical college. Please take advantage of these resources to improve your skill set and receive additional training. Time is running out – classes are filling up as people realize the importance of taking charge of their lives, now!
7. Now, more than ever, you must take charge of your life and finances. Click Here to access a resource guide that can help you make some beneficial changes in your life.
8. To sharpen your money management check out these sites: Managing My Money, Smart About Money or Small Notebook.
9. Stay Drug Free! Most employers require a complete background check, which may include credit and medical history. Drug use is an automatic elimination. Companies want your best you!
YOU DESERVE A CHANCE
There are many people who have been incarcerated or faced legal issues – this does not to stop you! There are viable alternatives for help. Contact the Georgia Department of Labor or make a visit to the DOL office nearest you. You will be directed to the community service in your area, which helps ex-offenders.
FACAA provides services to persons released from prison or facing extreme barriers that prevent success in seeking employment, housing and just coping with the stresses accompanying ” making it.”
- Make sure you follow the directions of parole and probation supervisors. We can help you, if there has been a communication breakdown.
- Check out the Career Choices Program and seek the counseling and personal support you need. Career Choices personnel will point you in the right direction.
- Make sure you can find someone else to help you, especially if we find that we cannot provide the help you need.
BE YOUR OWN BOSS
If no one will hire you or if you can turn your talents into income, we might be able to help you establish a business plan and action steps to make your dream a reality! Learn More.