Supported Employment Services
What Does Job Readiness Mean?
Job readiness is training for those seeking employment to get and keep a job. From preparing a resume and cover letter, to what to wear, and how to conduct yourself during an interview, it supports individuals in their search for work.
At CHOICE, we help people who want to work to get “job ready” and prepare for being hired and remaining employed. Many people want to work but for a variety of reasons haven’t been in the workforce for a period of time. Their resume may be out of date, interviewing skills may not be what they once were and a number of other factors may have happened that make getting a job difficult For those people, CHOICE is here to lend a helping hand.
What Support Will You Get?
We will help with all the job readiness tasks including helping a person get the right clothes and transportation to the interview. We’ve even gone on the interview with a client and joined them in the interview or waited in the lobby if that helps reduce anxiety – whatever support it takes to help someone get a job. After that, we stay in regular contact and provide support for a person during their first few years on the job as life stresses can impede a person’s motivation and ability to continue working. To summarize, we help our clients get ready for the job, then get the job and then keep the job. We are the long term partner that wants to help our client’s succeed.
Job Readiness Workshops
We currently offer a weekly jobs readiness workshop in our White Plains Location at 200 East Post Rd. The workshop covers six different topics for anyone looking for employment or planning to look for employment.
If you want to get a jump on things, download our Resume Worksheet and bring it with you to the next scheduled workshop. We’ll use that to help you create your resume!
What Skills are Covered in the Job Readiness Workshops?
The topics, Goal Setting , Applications , Resumes & Cover Letters, Interviewing, Advanced Interviewing & Thank You Letters, and Job Searching on the Internet rotate weekly. Here is the schedule:
- Week One: General Ticket to Work information & Goal Setting 101
- Week Two: Job Applications 101
- Week Three: Resumes and Cover Letters
- Week Four: Interviewing 101
- Week Five: Advanced Interviewing and Thank you letters
- Week Six: Job Search using the Internet
When & Where are the Job Readiness Workshops?
One topic per week on Wednesdays from 11 am-12:30 pm or 2 pm – 3:30 pm in our White Plains Wellness Center in our White Plains Wellness Center.
World of Work
We recently launched our new, “World of Work” Training Sessions. This series of self-guided, interactive, reality-based programs are designed to teach our clients the skills they need to be employable in today’s tech-driven work world. We’re offering workshops in the following:
- Windows 8.1
- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Excel
- Internet Explorer
- Microsoft Outlook
Sessions run throughout most of the week and usually begin at 10am or 11:30am. Email us at email@example.com or call 914.576.0173 for updated schedules.