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Michael

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Name: Michael
Occupation: Industrial Electrician
Education: Vocational
Proudest Moment: I'm going to give you my two cents' worth now. Take advantage of everything that unemployment and the classes the One-Stop Career Centers have to offer. You will need to put the same effort into your search as you would for your employer. The help that unemployment (the One-Stop Career Center) offers you can turn your previous boring job into a new career.

What was your previous occupation?

My previous occupation was a commercial/industrial electrician.

How did you find out about the One-Stop Career Center?

I found out about the One-Stop Career Center through the unemployment claims page. After I completed my online application for unemployment I watched a presentation that told me about the One-Stops and some of the services that are offered there.

What workshops did you attend?

The workshop I attended was RESEA. I received a letter in the mail informing me that I needed to attend this class because I opened an unemployment claim.

What other services or tools did you use?

Some of the other tools that I used were online job search with OnRamp, the New Jersey Career Connections website, and my favorite was a typing tutorial online.

What is the most beneficial assistance you received from the One-Stop Career Center staff?

The most beneficial help I received was how to search for jobs in my field and learning about other job search sites I never knew existed.

Can you share a quote about your job search, an individual or group that helped you, and/or what you love about your current job?

One memorable quote would have be during my scheduled class. It was always funny when my career coach Ms. Rebecca Clark would say, "I'll give you my two cents' worth."

Did you learn anything surprising during your job search?

One thing that surprised me the most during my job search was that my resume was useless. That’s why I wasn't getting any call backs. A filtering system sent my resume right to the trash. The resume building class taught me that I out-dated myself and needed key words for each job I applied for.

What advice would you have for people in your situation looking for a job?

I'm going to give you my two cents' worth now. Take advantage of everything that unemployment and the classes the One-Stop Career Centers have to offer. You need to put the same effort into your search as you would for your employer. The help that unemployment (the One-Stop Career Center) offers you can turn your previous boring job into a new career.