While the state of Kentucky, and Louisville in particular, are enjoying lower levels of overall unemployment, many college graduates still are encountering challenges finding jobs that align with their careers of choice. Recent studies show that while 60,000 credentials are awarded every year in Kentucky, 20 percent of those will not find employment in the first year; another 44 percent of those earning credentials will be underemployed or will not find work in their chosen field of study. Several factors contribute to these statistics: more competition for some categories of job openings, misalignment with the number of credentials awarded when compared to the number of jobs in the field of study, and a lack of effective job search skills.
The Career & Workforce Development Division at JFCS will connect these talented college grads with employers looking to hire at our College Grad Job Search Boot Camp, starting October 19th. This four-day intensive program will prepare participants with essential facts as they prepare to start their careers. The Bootcamp will provide sessions on personal branding, resume development and interview skills, resilience, understanding workplace culture, and more. The Boot Camp culminates with Pitch Day, where the candidates will have the opportunity to “sell” their best attributes to more than 25 local employers seeking talent for open positions within their respective organizations.
Participants will leave the College Grad Job Search Boot Camp with a professional resume that will get noticed by employers, job search and soft skills, and a personal sales pitch that will impress hiring managers. Participants will also network with executives of companies in their fields of interest.
If you are a college graduate who needs help finding work in your chosen field, completing this Boot Camp will provide all the tools to help you achieve your goal.
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