Team Member Tuesday: Kristina Mielke

Kristina Mielke, an International Career Specialist, has been working at JFCS for about 4½   years. When asked why she chose to work at JFCS, Kristina explained that it’s because “the mission of the organization is really inspiring, and JFCS is the only place in the region that has career counseling for immigrants.” When Kristina heard the word “career,” she thought …

Top 10 Tips to Jumpstart Your Job Search

Whether you are entering the workforce for the first time, returning after a gap, or looking for a different job opportunity, you face many of the same challenges and ask a lot of the same questions. Where should I start? How do I get employers to notice me? What can I do to stand out? Here are the Top 10 …

Top Ten Reasons to Use LinkedIn

LinkedIn is one of the world’s largest professional networks with millions of members. LinkedIn is valuable for all types of workforce situations: You may be actively searching, looking to hire, or passively scrolling through options for a better situation. Either way, LinkedIn can help you in your professional career. Jewish Family & Career Services offers a class providing instruction on …

A Good Economy Isn’t Always Good For The Labor Force

Written by: Bob Tiell, Dir. Career & Workforce Development With unemployment rates at new lows, labor market officials say we’re now at full employment. However, a good economy is not always good for the entire labor force, and our Career and Workforce Development division is busy working with several new clients.  Many of these new clients have professional backgrounds, all of …

Navigate Business Showcase 2018

Every year as JFCS holds its MOSAIC Awards, the Navigate Enterprise Center presents its Business Showcase. This is an opportunity to highlight 10 businesses that Navigate has worked with throughout the year.  The businesses represent a variety of industries, ranging from artists, to services and handcrafted products.  In the same spirit of the MOSAIC’s, Navigate aims to showcase business owners …

Career & Technical Education (CTE) Leads to Middle-Skill Jobs

Career & Technical Education (CTE) used to be called high school vocational education. However, in keeping with the changing workforce, today’s high school career & technical programs offer opportunities to prepare for associate degrees or apprenticeships. These programs can often pave the way for “middle-skill” careers that require education and training beyond high school but less than a bachelor’s degree. …

Back to School Tips for “Sandwich Generation” Caregivers

Sending a child to college is bittersweet; pride swells alongside the pain of letting go. There’s so much to decide, plan, purchase, and pack. Helping a son or daughter select the right school and prepare for the move is a milestone not to be missed. But what about Mom or Dad? While parents ready their college-bound child, who makes sure …