GST Helps Nursing Student With Financial Aid

Lapeer County: Marchell came to the Lapeer Service Center looking for assistance to finish her last two semesters of the Nursing Program at Mott Community College. Marchell has been a stay-at-home mom since 2007. In 2013 she decided to start school for a career in nursing. Marchell had worked as a dietary aide at the […]

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GST Helps High School Grad Achieve Career Goal

Austin is an exceptionally focused young man!  He came in a month after high school graduation, knew exactly what he wanted to accomplish, and how he could achieve his goals. He had begun his welding experience at the Huron Area Tech Center, earning his OSHA Certification in the Power Technology program. His first job was […]

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GST Helps Homeless Man Land Career Job

Tim Hitsmancame to GST Michigan Works! Career Services in August 2017 seeking job search assistance services. He was homeless, unemployed and had no formal skill training or career plan. Additionally, Tim has a physical disability that could pose challenges in finding and sustaining employment. Despite his circumstances, Tim was determined to become gainfully employed so […]

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13 Shiawassee RESD Students Toured Two Local Businesses

Young Chevrolet Cadillac in Owosso, a large automotive dealership. Lead by HR, students toured the service department, body shop, and sales floor. The managers from each of these departments talked with students and shared their own employment history, told their personal stories of starting out in entry-level positions with the company and how they were […]

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Things To Consider When Relocating For A Job

Approximately 7 million people move each year in pursuit of a job or job transfer. If you are considering relocating for a job, here are some things to consider. Learn what the cost of living is for that location.  If the pay seems too good to be true, there’s a good chance that it is.  […]

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4 Types of References

When you apply for jobs, you will be asked for references.  A reference is someone who can answer questions about your work history, skills, abilities and work style.  Choose your references with care.  What they say can make a big difference. There are four types of references: Employment References include past employers, co-workers, subordinates or […]

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Re-Entering the Workforce

The decision to re-enter the workforce is a big one.  Whether you took time off to raise a family, care for an elderly family member, battle an illness, or other personal reasons, it’s equally exciting and intimidating to head back to work. It’s only natural to start looking for jobs like the one you had […]

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Be Ready For These Interviewer Techniques

Interviewers may use different techniques in order to gain the information that they want to know about you. The question and answer method is the typical interview format. The questions the interviewer asks may be straightforward or they may be tricky. In any event, the interviewer directs the interview, but you can answer these questions […]

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Interview Tips for Ex-Offenders

Interviews are high-pressure situations for many job seekers, and even more so if you have to answer tough questions about your past criminal record.  Here are tips to help increase your chances of getting hired if you are an ex-offender. Never lie to an interviewer or put false information on your resume or application.  This […]

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Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About Your Job Search

Welcome to Work Watch.  Here are several interesting facts that you should be aware of in your job search: 1.  Employers spend on average six seconds looking at your resume before they make the initial “fit or not fit” decision on applicants, and only 20% of applicants get an interview, which means making your resume stand out […]

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