Identifying Skills

If you are in the process of looking for a job it is important to remember that employers want to know what you can do.  They need to know why they should hire you.  Therefore, during a job search you must be able to identify and talk about your skills to a prospective employer. Everyone […]

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Identifying Income Needs

If you are in the process of looking for a job, it is essential that you know your financial needs.  It is important that you realize: The income you need may be different from the income you want The income you need is often different from the wage or salary offered by the employer The income […]

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H&H Tools Benefits From Skilled Trades Training Fund Grant

H&H Tool is a Tier II Automotive Supplier of precision machined fluid connector parts and supplies a majority of vehicles in North America. They were experiencing a skill shortage and had to reduce the requirements of machine operators which lead to a decrease in the quality of parts being produced. They were concerned about staying […]

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GST Michigan Works! Helps Mother Land Her Dream Career

Jennifer Sroka is a mother who was working part-time at Thumb Area Correctional Food Services making $10/hr. She had worked as a CNA in the past as well as running a daycare while her child was younger because her husband works full-time. She decided a career change was in order and wanted to go back […]

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GST Michigan Works! Helps Nursing Student With Training Grant

Cassie Miller contacted GST Michigan Works! for a training grant that would assist her with completing her BSN at SVSU. She was under employed and receiving state/federal aid (Pell Grant) which was about to expire.  GST Michigan Works! was able to provide Cassie with a grant to continue her education.  Cassie was working part-time as […]

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d/s Services Uses STTF Grant To Improve Employee Skill Sets

d/s Services Inc. is a manufacturer, distributor, installer, and retailer of high quality, innovative agricultural equipment. They specialize in grain storage, grain drying, and grain handling. d/s Services Inc. received an STTF Grant through the State of Michigan in 2018. They utilized this training grant to build, expand, refresh, and renew the skill sets of their current […]

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Gemini Group Trains 9 HR Staff Through Grant

The Gemini Group trained nine HR staff members in a Payroll Law class through the 2018 The Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) Grant. The STTF awards grants to employers to assist in training, developing and retaining current employees and individuals to be hired. Training is customized to meet employee skill requirements and is short-term in […]

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How Do I Dress for My Interview?

Interviewing for a job is stressful enough without having to worry about your clothing and appearance.  A clean and neat professional appearance is an important step in making a good first impression.  You want the interviewer to focus on you and your skills, not your clothes.  Make no mistake, you are being judged as soon […]

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First Impressions

You only have one chance to make a good first impression!  A person will size you up in a matter of 15 seconds as you walk into the room.  What you wear says a whole lot about who you are, or at least who you are presenting yourself to be.  That’s why what you wear […]

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Evaluating Your Cover Letter

Let’s talk about what you should do before sending your cover letter to a prospective employer.  Remember a cover letter indicates your interest in a job to an employer. It introduces your resume, and it allows you the opportunity to ask for an interview. Even though you have completed writing the cover letter, you are […]

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