I recently stumbled across this great resource for those who go to / went to ISU: https://careercenter.illinoisstate.edu/hire/
As a reminder, reaching out to fellow alumni (even if from a training program - doesn't have to be a university) is a great way to network and find a job!
Plus you can work with the Jobcase community too to network, we're here to help!
Guild Education has partnered with Southern New Hampshire University + Penn Foster to provide free online training for frontline employees. The training focuses on how workers can stay safe physically, emotionally, and financially in these difficult times.
All of the linked materials are available to the public - share with your network!
I am a healthy 81-year-old who has been running a non-profit organization in the area. (www.sea-legs.org) But the virus has shut us down completely and I need work to supplement my income . Such work must allow me to honor the isolation called for in the protocols, I write well and edit other writing constructively. My pre-retirement profession was teacher and college professor. I have a Ph.D. in Educational Research from The Union of Expropriating Colleges and Universities.
I am a senior level executive office manager. Just lost my job. Single mother of three children. Never been unemployed for over 40 years. Absolutely insane how everything is done online, no face to face. How do companies find good help? HR departments DON’T call you back. I have a BA degree in Business. Need a job quickly!
We know this crisis is NOT impacting us all the same. Here is how unemployment rates breakdown the differences. We are working on products and services to help everyone navigate and are very much focused on helping rebalance where possible.
One thing we all need to do for ourselves - keep gaining skills & knowledge. We encourage everyone to become a “continuous learner” . Education of all kinda helps your marketability. It shows up in every study. It shows up in these unemployment rates. It’s something you can proactively pursue. Maybe start at khan academy. Start w one course, one skill. It doesn’t really matter where or what, it matters when, when will you work to learn more - and hopefully that answer for you (As it should be for me and everyone these days) is ‘’now” #strongerTogether #education
Texas Can Academies is offering free mental health counseling to students about any issues, including job loss, loss of social connection or illness in the family. I hope you or someone in your family can utilize this resource to take care of mental health during this uncertain time. We're thinking about you!
One of the tenets of Jobcase is that we all have to drive our own career success in this new world of work (jobcasers are here to help one another do that). Good news in this #coronavirus moment is that a lot of companies are stepping forward with programs to help.
I dont believe 4-year degrees are going to be as required in the next decade as they have been in the past (in order to get a living wage or better job). Here is a good resource IBM has launched to see if you might be right for careers in IT that don't require a 4 year degree. If you think tech is interesting and thinking of how to get yourself into a new path toward higher earnings - this might be worth your time to check it out... #StrongerTogether #tech #education #newstart #opportunity
I knew I wanted a rewarding career with great pay and growth opportunities - so I decided to become a home health aide (HHA)!! Its such an amazing career.
I help people who are suffering from a disability or illness by providing care in their home. I work with a lot of elderly patients and people with chronic illnesses. I do things like oversee medication, take vital signs, and change bandaging. I also help with housekeeping, bathing, and meal prep.
Here’s how I did it:
Be sure to check YOUR state’s requirements, because it varies! https://www.homehealthaideguide.com/hha-training/states/