8-Day Job Search Workshop
WorkFaith’s 8-Day Job Search Workshop (Boot Camp) is a Christ-centered program designed to equip students with the skills needed to conduct a successful job search and become productive employees.
Who Should Participate in our Workshop?
Many of our participants have struggled with barriers to employment such as:
- Laid off after a long employment
- Re-entering the job market after a move or raising children
- Transitioning from prison or recovering from addiction
- Or just been on the job search for too long and need some hope
Through our Workshop, participants are taught how to talk about their past to help an employer understand that their future is bright and that they are so much more than their past. Participants are also taught how to be great employees, how to thrive in the workplace, and how to grow in their faith throughout the journey.
If you would like to find out more about WorkFaith’s 8-Day Job Search Workshop, go online to workfaithconnection.org and click on “Sign Up for our 8-Day Bootcamp” on the bottom left corner of the home page. Our friendly staff will contact you to confirm your attendance in an upcoming Information Session.
Attend an Information Session. This session will last between 25-35 minutes and occur every Monday and Tuesday at 10am at any of our 3 office locations. You will learn all the details about our 8-Day Job Search Workshop and we’ll answer any questions you may have.
Application and Interview. After hearing about the 8-Day Job Search Workshop at the Information Session, you decide to participate in the Workshop. Great! You can fill out an application immediately after your Information Session and then schedule an interview after you’ve completed the application. If you participate in an Information Session, fill out an application, and schedule an interview on the same day, the entire process should take about 2 hours. Or, if you wish to schedule an interview on a different day, that’s fine with us as well.
8-Day Job Search Workshop. Our Workshop is 8 days. The first day of class is typically Thursday – and the Workshop goes for the next 7 business days (no weekend days).
The Workshop is from 9am-4pm each day. You will have homework which needs to be turned in by 8:50am each morning. You’ll need to bring a lunch and snacks; we have a refrigerator and freezer in our kitchens. We provide coffee, water, peanut butter, jelly, and bread each day.
Attendance for the entire 8 days is MANDATORY. You will be dismissed if you miss a day or partial day of your Workshop. If you are dismissed, you will be able to start again in a future Workshop.
Before you schedule a Workshop, please look at your calendar to confirm that you have no scheduling conflicts or child-care issues during the 8 days of your Workshop.
By the end of the workshop, participants are able to:
- Execute a focused job search plan
- Effectively fill out job applications
- Create a resume that stands out
- Answer tough interview questions with honesty and integrity
- Highlight strengths and abilities
- Identify the hidden job market
Cost of the Workshop
None! The 8-Day Job Search Workshop is offered at no charge to you! We are funded by amazing donors.
- The desire and ability to pursue and maintain employment
- Be at least 18 years of age
- An original, current (not expired), and valid government issued Photo ID and a Social Security Card. (Current receipts showing that these documents have been applied for will also be accepted.)
- The ability to successfully pass a drug/alcohol screen
- Stable housing for the foreseeable future
- No schedule conflicts (appointments, child care issues or other obligations) for the all 8 days of the workshop
- Commitment to live a life of honesty and integrity, and willingness to adhere to positive standards of accountability
What services do you provide?
The WorkFaith Connection provides a comprehensive 42 hour job readiness Workshop, followed by an intensive 90 day follow up support during your job search. Once employed, we will stay in touch with you for at least one year to offer advice and encouragement. Finally, we will identify advancement opportunities that match your career and vocational goals.
Is there a cost for the workshop?
No, there is no cost for the student.
Will you guarantee me a job?
We cannot guarantee anyone a job or the length of time it will take to get a job. There are many factors that must be considered, including your willingness and commitment to work with us, the flexibility of the hours you are able to work, your work experience and skills, as well as others. Again, we are committed to working with you to find employment for as long as you work with us. The WorkFaith Connection is not a job placement agency.
Do you have job leads or referrals with employers?
We have contacts with a group of employers representing a wide range of businesses and types of jobs. These employers use The WorkFaith Connection as a source of hiring individuals who are willing, capable and committed employees. Our goal is to help all of our members gain full-time employment.
Whether it is with an employer we may know, or through another employer, we guarantee that we will work with you to help you find employment as long as you work with us.
Do I have to pass a drug screen? If so, then why? What if I do not pass a drug screen?
Yes. Most employers require a clean drug screen in order to gain employment. For that reason, you must pass a drug screen prior to going through our Workshop and becoming a member. If you do not pass, you will be unable to complete the Workshop and you will be required to enroll in a support group such as AA, NA, or Celebrate Recovery. After six months, you may reapply for membership.
Can you help me find a job if I have a felony or misdemeanor?
Yes. Based on your overall conviction record we are able to determine which employers would be the best fit for you. Our goal is to help all of our members gain full-time employment. If you have an extensive conviction record or convictions that involve violence, theft or sex, it may take longer to gain employment, but it is still possible.
What if I am not eligible for membership?
Our goal is to help people find and keep employment. If we are unable to help you, we will refer you to other organizations that can assist you in your job search and/or other areas that need addressing in order to gain employment.
What if I still have questions about The WorkFaith Connection?
You are welcome and encouraged to call our office at 713-984-9611 or 281-833-3435
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