Wednesday, October 31, 2018

JOB INTERVIEW Questions and Answers: What Are Your Strengths?


This week's job search tip is going to concentrate on the job interview question, "What are your strengths?" We're going to look at it from a couple different angles and give you some good examples and bad examples on how to answer this job interview question. That's coming up!

Sunday, October 28, 2018

6 Ways to Better Enjoy Your Career


Everyone dreams of having a highly successful career that they enjoy and that provides them with the lifestyle they desire. Far too many of us, though, end up settling short when it comes to our careers, working jobs we don't enjoy for less money.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Monday, October 22, 2018

4 Distractions That Kill Productivity


One thing for certain is that we live in a world with no shortage of distractions. From technology that connects us to everything and everyone to the endless sources of entertainment all around us, life is full of distractions capable of derailing your progress each day.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Body Language in an Interview - 3 Tips


In this video, I'm talking about body language in an interview and how to demonstrate good interview body language. Your body language during interview is important because it consists of your energy, the vibe that you portray in front of others. The body language for interview involves keeping in mind 3 things:

1. Interviewers want to feel at ease
2. You're the expert, so be the expert
3. Be present every second you're there in the interview

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Job Interview Tips: Phone Interviews Tips


In this week's job search tip, we're going to discuss tips for different types of job interviews. Today we're going to give you some inside tips and tricks to help you nail your phone interview.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

3 Overlooked Success Hacks


Sometimes, when it comes to achieving success in both your professional and personal life, focusing on the most basic, simple priorities is the most beneficial thing that you can do. Giving your body and mind the things they need to excel leads to good results.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

PROGRAMS & TRAININGS: JOB SEEKERS


HOT!!! 8-Hr Transportation Safety and Security Awareness
October 16th, 2018 | WDB (320 Campus Lane)
8:30am-5:00pm

This course covers general familiarization with HMR requirements, function-specific training, safety training, and security training at the awareness level for all students. Upon completing all of the modules, the student will be issued a card certifying they have completed this training. To register click here: http://www.teamsterworkertrainingprogram.org/Verification.asp?ClassID=28097

Full Calendar of Classes, Workshops, and Networking Events offered through the WDB: Fairfield Location and Vallejo Location

Friday, October 5, 2018

NATIONAL DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARENESS MONTH


In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the WDB is proud to announce its Disability Employment Accelerator Grant is up and running and off to a positive start. Staff are working together on the grant focus; supporting people with disabilities that have graduated with two or four- year degrees, individuals nearing graduation and individuals beginning their career pathway. Our goal is to increase employment opportunities by customizing workforce services, supporting businesses in connecting with an expanded candidate pool and providing customized work and learning opportunities.

The first Interagency Resource Team (IRT) meeting took place in September and was successful with the large representation from our targeted agencies. The goal of the IRT is to build cross-agency partnerships, collaborate to meet the employment needs of People with Disabilities, and clarify roles to guide and direct service delivery. We are working towards designing approaches for co-enrollment, collaborative case management, business services team inclusion and data sharing.

For more information please contact Disability Resource Navigator, Lorraine Villarreal at LVillarreal@solanocoe.net.

Monday, October 1, 2018

SUCCESS STORY: MADONNA GARCIA-CROWLEY


In April 2016, MaDonna Garcia-Crowley came to the WDB after recently losing her new job due to lack of computer skills. Prior to this position, she worked for 5 ½ years in Human Services at a non-profit that served the homeless population, those with mental disorders and history of substance abuse.

MaDonna met with staff and was encouraged to participate in the WDB orientation. While attending, MaDonna learned about the WDB and its programs, resources and how it could benefit her employment search.

MaDonna began treating her job search like a job; at the WDB at least four days a week, sometimes up to 8 hours a day or longer. She got to know staff members and felt they showed a genuine interest in her work experience, personal background and personality. MaDonna attended several classes and programs to build up her skills.

Although MaDonna was concerned about her history of being a felon, she remained positive and knew she was in a position to find a better job than ever before. MaDonna began investing in a career in healthcare, one that she could apply her skills, education and personal experience to while still allowing opportunity to advance in the company. Nearing senior citizen age she needed and wanted a union job that would offer healthcare benefits, vacation, sick leave, retirement and savings, and disability insurance. In addition to extra-curricular work activities to provide a work/life balance.

After a month of job searching, MaDonna began working with a job coach to offer guidance for employment resources and moral support. One day she was told by staff of an employment opportunity as a Community Health Worker with La Clinica De la Raza – a medical facility that serves people with chronic illnesses who have recently been released from prison or jail under AB 109. She applied for the position and was called for an interview. Staff was able to assist her with a clothing voucher for interview clothes.

In June 2016, MaDonna was offered the position and began working full-time! The WDB provided her with gas cards to assist with travel. Today, MaDonna works as a Community Health Worker in the Transition Clinic. She frequently visits the WDB as a vendor during the Parole and Community Team (PACT) meetings held once a month to introduce the Transition Clinic to potential patients re-entering the population from incarceration who may be in need of healthcare and resources.

MaDonna has a saying, “If you’re sick you go to the doctor, if your car breaks down you take it to the mechanic, and if you’re looking for employment you go to the Workforce Development Board!”