Globe University is in the midst of summer break. But, the learning continued there with a workshop aimed at helping job seekers polish their skills.
The session focused on showing participants how to stand out from the crowd. The key to have the right training or education. Bruce Trimble of North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development said, "There are many people out there looking for work. And there are many businesses looking for workers. We have to make sure the workers are getting the right training to match those needs."
The recession has resulted in a loss of hundreds of manufacturing jobs in the paper industry, window and door manufacturers and construction. Trimble says employers right now are in need of skilled workers with experience in metal fabricating, welding and driving trucks. He believes the health care industry will also continue to have a shortage of workers in coming years.
Dave Kallaway of WIFC FM shared ideas with job seekers on how win a job. Kallaway said, "Networking is key. I have never got a job where I didn't first know the person." Kallaway said social media can help too, "If you are not doing this, you lose. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn all help."
Those who took part in the session learned about dressing for success. Professional clothing is available through places like the Career Closet, a project of the United Way's Emerging Leaders. It provides men and women with clothes for interviews or employment purposes.