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Discover the Leader in You! Leadership ability is one of the top soft skills that employers want in their staff (soft skills are non-technical skills that allow you to succeed in the workplace). Even if you aren’t applying for a management level position, a proven ability to lead is appealing to hiring managers. To build your leadership skills, you must ...
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Ace Your Phone Screen You applied for a job and the employer now wants to schedule a phone screen or a “short phone call.” That’s great news! But what is a phone screen? Is it an interview? How long will it be?   A phone screening is not the same as an interview. It’s a short conversation, ...
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There's an App for That: Free Training for Job Seekers West Michigan Works! and partners, Michigan Works! Southwest and Michigan Works! Berrien-Cass-Van Buren, have been selected to participate in a national initiative, The Future of Work Grand Challenge. The goal of The Future of Work is to help put more ...
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Three Tips to Make Your Cover Letter Stand Out With today’s online and automated application processes, you might think that a cover letter is no longer necessary. However, a strong cover letter may be even more important in this digital world. Use your cover letter as a tool to help you stand out from applicants who don’t submit ...
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Exciting Opportunities Await at West Michigan Manufacturers Every other week beginning February 22, West Michigan Works! (WMW!) will be highlighting the five high demand industries in our region: agribusiness, construction, health care, information technology and manufacturing. This week, WMW! and Discover Manufacturing are featuring exciting careers in manufacturing.   What do office furniture, ...
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Every year, West Michigan Works! releases a list of the top high-demand job opportunities in the region’s in-demand industries—construction/energy, health sciences, information technology, manufacturing, and professional/administrative services. The workforce agency works closely with local employers to understand their talent needs and the training or preparation needed for specific jobs in the region.   What ...
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Building Better Communities Every other week beginning February 22, West Michigan Works! (WMW!) will highlight the five high-demand industries in our region: agribusiness, construction, health care, information technology and manufacturing. This week, WMW! is shining a light on careers in the construction industry.  If you are considering a career in ...
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People Helping People Every other week beginning February 22, West Michigan Works! (WMW!) will highlight the five high-demand industries in our region: agribusiness, construction, health care, information technology and manufacturing. This week, WMW! and the West Michigan Health Careers Council are shining a light on careers in the health care industry.  Did you know that ...
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LinkedIn Profile Tips to Get You Noticed! LinkedIn can be a great tool to use in your job search. Research suggests 95% of hiring managers use the online platform to find job candidates. Your LinkedIn profile should be a highlight reel of your skills and expertise. Here are some tips ...
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When You're Ready, We're Here for You! In the past year, the employment outlook in West Michigan and across the nation has drastically changed. Many individuals are out of work and facing additional challenges like lack of childcare, virtual learning and staying safe during a pandemic. For some, now is not the best time to look for work.   Whether you’re ready to reenter ...
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