Making it in today’s job market requires preparation and perseverance. One-Stop Career Centers offer assistance with career planning, job search, resume and cover letter creation, networking, and more. With a little hard work and dedication you can be well on your way to the career of your dreams!
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Volunteering can be a resume boost that may impress future employers. Find a volunteer opportunity that’s right for you through Connect & Serve, a free state-run web site that pairs recruits with the organizations that need the help. Some service opportunities include getting involved with the Women Veterans’ Network, or becoming a State House Tour Guide. You can also assist with recreational activities at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home or the Chelsea Soldiers’ Home. Other examples of volunteer opportunities include: becoming an Elder Hotline Volunteer; the Mass. Commission for the Blind’s volunteer program; and other programs supported by the Department of Developmental Services. Remember, volunteering is good for you as well as the community.
Resources to help you find a job in 2013
Finding a job can be difficult, so Massachusetts offers a number of programs and services to help job seekers find work. Massachusetts One-Stop Career Centers connect workers and employers through job fairs and workshops, while the office of Labor and Workforce Development offers detailed job hunting information, including tips on writing a resume and cover letter, interviewing and networking, as well as career planning advice. The state also offers a variety of training opportunities for job seekers to obtain the education and skills needed for good paying jobs and careers. Additionally, special Section 30 Training Benefits programs exist for the unemployed.