If you’re looking to add a little jingle to your pocket with a holiday retail job, plan to attend the Loudoun Workforce Resource Center’s Retail/Seasonal Career Fair Monday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second floor of the Shenandoah Building, 102 Heritage Way, N.E. in Leesburg.

Featured employers include: Target, Macy’s, Nordstrom, Vera Bradley, Toys ‘R’ Us, Home Goods, Under Armor, AMC Theatres, CDS-Costco, Wolf Furniture and Crafty Stitches. These employers are recruiting for entry-level and experienced mid-level positions.  Good news for teens looking for work:  Macy’s, Toys ‘R’ Us, Crafty Stitches, Target, AMC Theatres and Home Goods hire 16- and 17-year-old workers.

Those interested in attending the career fair are encouraged to register for the “30 Second Commercial, So Tell Me About Yourself” workshop Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the Workforce Resource Center. In addition, all job seekers looking for employment over the next few months can benefit from the “Job Search during the Holidays” workshop Tuesday, Nov. 8. Register for these workshops, and others, online at www.loudoun.gov/wrcworkshops.

The Workforce Resource Center is located on the first floor (rear entrance) of 102 Heritage Way, N.E. in Leesburg and is open to the public Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon. To learn more about the center’s programs and services, visit www.loudoun.gov/wrc.

The Loudoun Workforce Resource Center will hold an Employment Resource Fair Thursday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Road N.W. in Leesburg.

This event will showcase workforce development organizations throughout Loudoun County that offer programs and services to support employment goals. Resume critiques will also be offered by representatives from the Society of Human Resource Professionals.

The fair is open to everyone at no cost. No pre-registration is required.

For more information or details, contact the Workforce Resource Center at wrc@loudoun.gov or 703-777-0350.

The Loudoun Workforce Resource Center provides no-cost resources and equipment to both job seekers and businesses. The center’s mission is to connect businesses and job seekers so that both achieve their employment goals.

The Workforce Resource Center is located at 102 Heritage Way, first floor rear entrance, in Leesburg. More information about the center and the services it provides can be found online at www.loudoun.gov/wrc.

The Loudoun Workforce Resource Center is observing national Workforce Development Professionals Month in September. This initiative recognizes the contributions of workforce professionals and highlights programs that provide workers with self-supporting jobs that contribute to the economy.

“More than ever before, the economic development of our region and the ability of our businesses to compete in a global economy are dependent on the availability and quality of a skilled workforce and robust talent pipeline,” said Workforce Team Leader Shelly Rodriguez. “The complexity and fast-paced changes in the economy put new demands on individuals and employers at all levels.”

To answer those challenges, the Workforce Resource Center offers a full-range of workforce services to job seekers and employers, all at no-cost.

In celebration of Workforce Development Professionals Month, the center will host a series of job preparation and career advancement events in addition to its wide variety of services for job seekers, career changers, mature workers and young adults. The schedule is:

    • Older Workers and Job Search, September 6
    • Navigating LinkedIn for New Users, September 14
    • Orientation to Center Services, September 8 and 20
    • Strategizing Your Job Search, September 23
    • Your Transferrable Skills, September 29
  • Resume Critiques on a walk-in basis, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
  • Eligibility Screening for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act on a walk-in basis, Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
  • Youth Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Orientation, by appointment, September 12 and 15
  • Construction and Trades Career Fair, Tuesday, September 13, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Employment Resource Fair Thursday, September 22, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Rust Library
  • The Loudoun County Veterans Services Coordinator is available on a walk-in basis, Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., to advise on veteran specific job resources and training opportunities.

The Loudoun Workforce Resource Center is located at 102 Heritage Way, N.E. (first floor, rear entrance) in Leesburg.  More information about the services provided by the center, a one-stop SkillSource Affiliate, is available by calling 703-777-0150 or online at www.loudoun.gov/wrc.

How to Update Your Resume

Posted by | August 31, 2016 | Uncategorized

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Out with the old, in with the new is a great approach when you’re cleaning out your fridge, but it doesn’t always work when you’re updating your resume.

Why?

Cutting old jobs and adding recent positions keeps your career timeline fresh, but it doesn’t allow you to shape your career story in light of where you’re headed right now.

So, if you’re ready to revamp your resume based on how much experience you have — and what you’d like to be doing next — try these edits on for size

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Loudoun County job fair

The Loudoun Workforce Resource Center is hosting a Construction/Trades Career Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Shenandoah Building, 102 Heritage Way, N.E. (2nd floor) in Leesburg.

Featured employers include: Beauchain Builders, Capital Rail Constructors, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Miller Paneling Specialists and Sunbelt Industrial. These employers are recruiting for entry-level and experienced mid-level positions. Anyone searching for a career change or advancement is also encouraged to attend.

Entry-level construction workers have many opportunities to advance in the field. A laborer can work his or her way up to foreman, supervisor, project manager, senior manager and executive. Likewise, a trade apprentice, such as a mechanic or electrician, can advance to a craft professional, supervisor and project manager.

According to the Virginia Employment Commission, employment in the construction industry is projected to grow by 12.8% in Virginia by 2024, and the need for construction workers in Loudoun County will remain steady over the next five to six years.

Prior to attending the Career Fair, job seekers are encouraged to stop by the Loudoun Workforce Resource Center for a resume critique session and a Career Fair Tips handout. In addition to the career fair on September 13, the Workforce Resource Center will host a series of job preparation and career advancement events throughout September, which is Workforce Development Professionals Month. A calendar of events is online at www.loudoun.gov/wrc/calendar.

The Workforce Resource Center is located at 102 Heritage Way, N.E. (1st floor, rear entrance) in Leesburg and is open to the public on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon. To learn more about the center’s programs and services, call 703-777-0150 or visit www.loudoun.gov/wrc.

businessman watching the clockAccording to a new survey from CareerBuilder, nearly 3 in 5 workers (59 percent) believe the traditional 9-to-5 workday is a thing of the past.

  • Nearly half of workers say they complete work and check emails outside of office hours.
  • Workers aged 45 to 54 (65 percent) and 55 and older (61 percent) particularly agreed that the typical eight-hour work day was a thing of the past.
  • Only 42 percent of workers aged 18 to 24 say the traditional 9-to-5 workday is outdated.

Rosemary Haefner, chief human resources officer for CareerBuilder, in a news release, “Not surprisingly, younger workers ‘attached to their mobile devices’ are more likely to work and check emails past business hours, while older workers feel less pressure to check-in after they have put in a full day of work.”

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The Loudoun Workforce Resource Center is hosting a Hospitality & Food Service Career Fair today, Tuesday, July 12, until 1 p.m. at the Shenandoah Building (second floor), 102 Heritage Way, N.E., in Leesburg.

Featured employers include: B.F. Saul Company, Blackfinn Ameripub, Lansdowne Resort, Salamander Hotels & Resorts, Wegmans, Whole Foods, Guest Services, and Ashby Ponds.

These employers are recruiting for management positions including finance director, restaurant manager and catering sales manager, as well as non-management positions such as housekeepers, servers, cooks, bartenders, team members, cashiers and more.