Thursday, December 11, 2014

Partnering for Job Search Success


Partnering (image courtesy Pixabay)
Been to your local Wisconsin Job Center lately?  Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning staff have - and we came away with a new partnership.  Staff at the job center were delighted to learn about the tools we offer, and they told us about social service organizations we can work with to highlight resources and training we can share.

They were SO excited they called the same day to schedule staff  training on how to use the BadgerLink Learning Express databases. Job center staff  can't wait to show clients how to extend their learning beyond the business hours of the center using tools at their local public library or from any internet-connected computer.

Not sure how you can get started?  Check for your local Job Center here: WI Job Center Map and Directory. Call and ask for the Center director or outreach person to set up a meeting. They'll be excited to hear from a partner eager to collaborate. Be sure to highlight any regularly scheduled job-search related training you provide; resume review workshops, computer training programs, etc.

What if there's no Job Center nearby?  Then the services you provide to support job seekers are even more important.  Staff at your public library system resource library will have great ideas to share with you, and staff at Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning can also offer guidance and links to training resources.

Together we can help our neighbors build a brighter future. We look forward to hearing about your successful collaborations.