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Working with a Talent Development Specialist at West Michigan Works! West Michigan Works! offers a variety of free services to job seekers. One of these services is working with a talent development specialist (TDS). Talent development specialists are dedicated to helping job seekers meet their career goals.  What can a talent development specialist do for you?   In general, a TDS can help you find a satisfying career. When working with a job seeker, they ...
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Our Commitment The series of recent events highlighting the routine and perpetual inequities that people of color routinely face have reignited frustrations around the lack of progress in changing these systems of prejudice, bias and inequity. George Floyd, Ahmaud Abery, Breonna Taylor, David McAtee and countless other victims have shown ...
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For several years we have been hearing “what you put on the internet lasts forever!” That is true now more than ever—especially when it comes to getting hired.   A 2017 CareerBuilder study indicates that 70% of employers “use social media to screen candidates before hiring.” The same study showed that over half of employers have not hired a candidate ...
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PATH Program Creates Hope for Participants West Michigan Works! partners with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to help individuals receiving state assistance discover and meet their career needs and goals.  The PATH (Partnership. Accountability. Training. and Hope) program helps participants create an individualized career plan, set goals and take steps toward making their plan ...
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Employer Highlight: Tech Defenders Many West Michigan employers are finding unique and innovative ways to help other businesses and individuals impacted by the pandemic. Over the next few weeks we’ll share examples of businesses meeting—and helping others to meet—challenges imposed by COVID-19.   Tech Defenders specializes in repairing and repurposing mobile devices for K-12 schools and ...
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Tips to Stay Mentally Healthy While Unemployed Losing a job is one of the most stressful things that can happen to someone. In fact, it is ranked among the top 10 most stressful life events.   Job loss can affect your mental health and brings many emotions including sadness, fear, anxiety, anger and embarrassment. When you add the anxiety ...
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The Do's and Don'ts of Resume Writing Your resume is a summary of your work background and qualifications. It’s your introduction to a potential employer and a chance to make a good first impression. According to research, employers spend on average six seconds looking at a resume before deciding if ...
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Meals-to-go from local restaurants now at select SpartanNash stores Many West Michigan employers are finding unique and innovative ways to help other businesses and individuals impacted by the pandemic. Over the next few weeks we’ll share examples of businesses meeting—and helping others to meet—challenges imposed by COVID-19.   SpartanNash launched a pilot partnership with eight local ...
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What are the Right Words to Use When Writing a Resume? Writing a resume can be challenging. It’s hard to sum up years of accomplishments with a few words. Are the words you choose the best words to describe your skills and expertise? Choosing the right words to describe your ...
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