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:
- Research the job market: what is in great demand?
- Re-evaluate your skill set and what you need to do to brush up;
- Network. Network. Network.
- Attend job fairs;
- Staffing agencies offer temp, temp-to-perm, and permanent positions;
- On-line training;
- Join groups which pertain to your area of interest;
- Prepare a Resume;
- Social Networking; job boards;
- 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:
- Fairfax County Senior Employment Services (age 50 and older)
Skill Source Center
- Senior Employment Resources (age 50 and older)
- New Horizons Computer Learning Centers
Tysons Corner, VA
- Skill Source Group
Employment Centers in Northern Virginia:
- Fairfax SkillSource Center – Annandale
- Fairfax SkillSource Center – Alexandria
- Prince William SkillSource Center – Woodbridge
- Loudoun Workforce Resource Center – Leesburg
(a SkillSource Affiliate)
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.