“Great strategies for all the phases of the job search.”
Jacquie Brinkley, California State Library

 

“Thank you for creating such helpful reemployment tools.” Workforce Program Administrator

 

“No other vendor offers tools like these. There are plenty of online resources, but none assists in creating a comprehensive and simple employment search plan while also motivating the person.”
Workforce Program Administrator

 

YES helps us “assist adult basic and high school level graduates.” Education Program Coordinator

 

“We use YES in every RESEA initial assessment interview. When we have new staff come on board, they are required to attend a basic training for the program and learn about requirements and procedures. I have each new staff member learn about YES, complete one in class, and then partner up to review and assess the other person using the YES Administrator’s Guide as a tool to understand what each category could mean in regard to job search assessment and reducing barriers….I have ALWAYS had positive feedback after it was completed. I do this staff training for two reasons: (1) So they understand the questions and can answer questions of customers and program participants. (2) To understand how valuable the information can be and how much time it takes…I usually instruct staff to have the participant complete Step 3 and return this as homework during the follow-up appointments. There has been positive feedback from customers when they read through the guide and pay attention to the tips and information provided. This also provides them with something to take away from the appointment and utilize after the initial assessment.” Workforce Program Manager

 

“Shows job seekers where to begin and what priorities to focus on…makes the job search more productive.” Diana Aughe, Career Coach, Coaching from the Heart

 

“I use YES with teenagers and adults with disabilities during vocational evaluations / career assessments. Easy to read, easy to complete, and easy to score. Great inventory.”
Workforce Program Administrator

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How is the labor market changing? The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has released its latest 10-year employment projections through 2028, a few months earlier than usual. This information is especially helpful to job seekers, students, and anyone making career and education plans.

You can learn about in-demand occupations and other trends by listening to the recorded Webinar on WorkforceGPS.

The Webinar topics include the following:
•    Occupations projected to grow fastest
•    Occupations projected to decline
•    Occupations adding most new jobs
•    Large, low-skilled occupations have the most openings
•    Occupations that require more education pay more
•    High school occupations by training level
•    Occupations needing more education for entry are projected to grow faster

Workforce development professionals, career professionals, and educators will find this information useful, according to Career Action Resources, LLC, creators of Your Employment Search (YES) and Layoff-to-Employment Action Planner (LEAP).

Workforce professionals: If you have not yet requested your complimentary YES and LEAP review samples, please do so here.
 

It’s easy for job seekers to lose steam in a job hunt. They may start out positive and energized, but as the days go on without a positive employer response, their drive and attitude may lag, according to Career Action Resources, LLC. Share these tips to help them regain momentum:

  • Get active. Lack of physical activity can make a person lethargic. Suggest that your job hunters get exercise throughout the day. 
  • Make a schedule. Open-ended hours can make job seekers feel lost. Recommend that they create a daily schedule that includes job searching as their top activity. Include tasks such as calling contacts, following up on job leads, researching employers, and participating in a job search workshop and job club. 
  • Avoid isolation. People lose important connections when they lose a job. Plus, it’s easy to feel lonely when job searching without much human interaction. So they should consider making phone calls instead of always emailing contacts, attending business events, joining job search workshops, and volunteering.

Looking for more ways to educate and motivate job seekers on effective job hunting? Consider using Your Employment Search (YES), a quick, self-guiding job hunt tool.

If you are a workforce or career services professional, please request your complimentary YES review sample.