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Tips For Reentering The Workforce

Tips for Reentering the Workforce

On behalf of Duff & Kronfeld, P.C. posted in About the Law on Friday, July 7, 2017.

Whether you’ve been a stay-at-home Mom, taking care of a loved one, or have been absent from the workforce for whatever reason, you may be asking yourself “how do I get back into the workforce and make a living?” Here are a few tips and resources to help pave the way:

  1. Research the job market: what is in great demand?
  2. Re-evaluate your skill set and what you need to do to brush up;
  3. Network. Network. Network.
  4. Attend job fairs;
  5. Staffing agencies offer temp, temp-to-perm, and permanent positions;
  6. On-line training;
  7. Join groups which pertain to your area of interest;
  8. Volunteer;
  9. Prepare a Resume;
  10. Social Networking; job boards;
  11. Reference: The Occupational Outlook Handbook

(published by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics).

The following is a list of just some of the great resources offered in Northern Virginia:

  1. Fairfax County Senior Employment Services (age 50 and older)
    Skill Source Center
    http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/ss/employtraining.htm
    http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/living/employment/
    (703) 324-7948
  2. Senior Employment Resources (age 50 and older)
    Annandale, VA
    https://seniorjobs.org/
    (703) 750-1936
  3. New Horizons Computer Learning Centers
    Tysons Corner, VA
    http://www.dcnewhorizons.com/
    (703) 749-4030
  4. Skill Source Group
    http://www.myskillsource.org/

Employment Centers in Northern Virginia:

  • Fairfax SkillSource Center – Annandale
    (703) 533-5400
  • Fairfax SkillSource Center – Alexandria
    (703) 704-6286
  • Prince William SkillSource Center – Woodbridge
    (703) 586-6800
  • Loudoun Workforce Resource Center – Leesburg
    (a SkillSource Affiliate)
    (703) 777-0150

Looking for a job is a “full-time” job. You have to be fearless and put yourself out there. Remember, the more you do, the more confident you will become to getting that job for greater financial independence.

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