College Grad Job Search Boot Camp Coming Spring 2019

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 …

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 …

3 Do’s and Don’ts for College Students Using Social Media

The internet, and social media, in particular, are great ways to share information about yourself: how you’re doing in school, what sort of parties you attend, and what sort of places you travel. However, remember the internet leaves a permanent trail. As you grow older, social media becomes less about interacting with friends and more about creating your personal brand …

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 …

Volunteer Spotlight: Debbie Hyman

JFCS has many amazing, selfless, hard-working, generous and talented volunteers. All volunteers are precious; giving JFCS their most valuable asset; their time. Once in a while, JFCS has a volunteer who stands out even from this distinguished crowd. Debbie Hyman is one such volunteer. Since Debbie retired and became an empty-nester, she has helped JFCS in myriad ways. With JFCS …

Supported Employment All Stars

Having a job represents much more than earning a salary. Employment, including the kind of work one performs, influences one’s identity, sense of belonging, and place in the world. We recently sat down with Kimberly Clark, JFCS’ Supported Employment Specialist to discuss one of her all-star employers Kroger.  “Kroger is wonderful to work with.  They are open to working with …