Career Center

CAREER COUNSELING

Depending on your job search needs, the Career Center may pair you with a Career Advocate to provide one-on-one support.

 

JOB CONNECTIONS

We work with several local companies, workforce specialists, and volunteers to provide jobseekers with connections to jobs.

CAREER WORKSHOPS

Join us as we explore strategies to help you on your job search, from how to write an excellent resume to interview tips and tricks. 

TRAINING PROGRAMS

Through connections with local organizations, the Career Center can connect you with job skill training programs, often at no cost to you.

About the Career Center

CAC launched the Career Center initiative in September, 2021. The Career Center is a natural extension of CAC’s mission of providing emergency assistance to those in need and promoting their self-reliance.

The Career Center offers a wide range of services, including volunteer Career Advocates, who serve in a mentorship role both short term and long term basis. The objective of the Career Center is provide guidance for career transition, help enter the job market, and to provide tools for our clients to find better jobs and transition into financial self-sufficiency.

All jobseekers, including those from outside of Dunwoody and Sandy Springs, are welcome to make use of Career Center services.

Contact the Career Center

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Location & Contact Information

CAC Career Center

1130 Hightower Trail, Sandy Springs, GA 30350
careercenter@ourcac.org
770-552-4339, ext. 240

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CAC Career Center

What others are saying about the CAC Career Center

FYI – the Recruiter remembered [the jobseeker] from a previous application, and said her new resume was wonderful and much cleaner – kudos to you all!

– Workforce Planning Specialist, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

The Jobseekers Bootcamp, hands down, was AMAZING. That bootcamp has me on my way. With the support of Judy while I was there alongside the may others and the follow-up with Jeff, this journey has been very affirming and expansive!!

– Jobseeker Bootcamp Participant

I’m so glad the event wasn’t a typical, run-of-the-mill job fair. I walked away with a wealth of knowledge relevant to my goals. In fact, I wish it had lasted longer. 

– Jobseeker Bootcamp Participant

Job Connections

CAC works with local companies, from independently-owned businesses to Fortune 500 companies, to create connections between jobseekers and hiring managers. Job searches are facilitated not only on a one-on-one basis through our Career Advocates, but through job fairs and informational sessions designed to get jobseekers into higher-paying jobs at an accelerated rate.

Career Workshops

CAC’s Career Center, in partnership with Goodwill of North Georgia, provides FREE workshop sessions to help jobseekers in their job search. At every event, you’ll have the opportunity to register for Goodwill’s Career Connector platform, which will give you access to tools like a resume builder, job board, job training, and more!

Apr
22
Mon
Virtual Workshop: Finding Remote Employment
Apr 22 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Virtual Workshop: Finding Remote Employment @ www.careerconnector.org

Learn what you need to succeed in remote work and if getting a remote job is actually right for you! Join Goodwill of North Georgia as we share tips and trick about how to get a remote job, what a remote job entails, and how to be successful when working from home.

Through a partnership with Goodwill of North Georgia’s Career Center, CAC Career Center participants gain access to over 50 virtual jobseeker workshops a month for FREE. Register to attend this workshop, and any other offered by Goodwill, through Career Connector: www.careerconnector.org. Career Connector has amazing tools for your job search – a resume builder, free training classes such as Word, Excel, Quickbooks, and a job board – all at no cost to you. Together with CAC Career Center’s personalized help, these tools will help you get ready for the next step in your career path.

REGISTER FOR CAREER CONNECTOR AND THE WORKSHOP HERE

Apr
23
Tue
Virtual Workshop: Identifying Your Transferable Skills
Apr 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Virtual Workshop: Identifying Your Transferable Skills @ www.careerconnector.org

You already have skills that employers want! This workshop will help you identify skills that are desirable to employers across multiple industries.

Through a partnership with Goodwill of North Georgia’s Career Center, CAC Career Center participants gain access to over 50 virtual jobseeker workshops a month for FREE. Register to attend this workshop, and any other offered by Goodwill, through Career Connector: www.careerconnector.org. Career Connector has amazing tools for your job search – a resume builder, free training classes such as Word, Excel, Quickbooks, and a job board – all at no cost to you. Together with CAC Career Center’s personalized help, these tools will help you get ready for the next step in your career path.

REGISTER FOR CAREER CONNECTOR AND THE WORKSHOP HERE

Apr
24
Wed
Resume Day at CAC Career Center
Apr 24 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Resume Day at CAC Career Center @ CAC Career Center | Atlanta | Georgia | United States

Are you looking to improve your resume to find a career in our current job market? Let the team of Career Advocates at the CAC Career Center help you make a great first impression! Work one-on-one with volunteers who are professionals in their respective fields to gain insight into your resume’s effectiveness at landing you an interview. This FREE three-hour workshop allots you enough time to improve your resume as much as you need, rotating between experts with a chance to alter your resume in between reviews.

 

Objectives:

  • Create resumes for job seekers who don’t have one
  • Update/enhance resumes for those who have one but not up to date or need additional work
  • Incorporate key words to relevant jobs/positions to increase the capability of resume being selected
  • Showcase/highlight strengths and core competencies to tell a compelling story
  • Wordsmithing and formatting

 

Two time slots are offered: 9:30am-12:30pm and 12:30 to 3:30pm. We will be limiting spots so that participants have the time and attention they need to leave with an improved, effective resume. Sign up now to get your seat!

 

Apr
25
Thu
Virtual Workshop: Job Searching
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Virtual Workshop: Job Searching @ VIRTUAL - www.careerconnector.org

Learn to use the latest tips and tricks to make the most of your job search!

Through a partnership with Goodwill of North Georgia’s Career Center, CAC Career Center participants gain access to over 50 virtual jobseeker workshops a month for FREE. Register to attend this workshop, and any other offered by Goodwill, through Career Connector: www.careerconnector.org. Career Connector has amazing tools for your job search – a resume builder, free training classes such as Word, Excel, Quickbooks, and a job board – all at no cost to you. Together with CAC Career Center’s personalized help, these tools will help you get ready for the next step in your career path.

REGISTER FOR CAREER CONNECTOR AND THE WORKSHOP HERE

Apr
29
Mon
Virtual Workshop: Resumes and Cover Letters
Apr 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Virtual Workshop: Resumes and Cover Letters @ www.careerconnector.org

Cover letters are an important part of applying for a new job. Learn about the components of a strong cover letter, why they matter and how to best write an effective cover letter. Build a plan, obtain skills, and find the career you’ve been dreaming about. This workshop will help you better navigate career transitions and matching your skill sets/interests to jobs.

 

A well-crafted resume is a powerful tool that can help you land your dream job. It’s not just about what you say—it’s also how you say it. Learn how to write and format a resume that will pass digital scans and impress recruiters.

 

Through a partnership with Goodwill of North Georgia’s Career Center, CAC Career Center participants gain access to over 50 virtual jobseeker workshops a month for FREE. Register to attend this workshop, and any other offered by Goodwill, through Career Connector: www.careerconnector.org. Career Connector has amazing tools for your job search – a resume builder, free training classes such as Word, Excel, Quickbooks, and a job board – all at no cost to you. Together with CAC Career Center’s personalized help, these tools will help you get ready for the next step in your career path.

REGISTER FOR CAREER CONNECTOR AND THE WORKSHOP HERE

Career Training Programs & Certifications

CAC’s Career Center facilitates connections with training programs and certifications that can make real, impactful change in an individual’s career and earning potential. Contact careercenter@ourcac.org for more information on these programs.

Women in Technology (WIT) Single Mothers Program

Women in Technology (WIT) is providing a cyber Security Certificate program to benefit 20 adult single mothers per semester, living in poverty, interested in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) workforce education and employment, and are looking to improve the quality of their lives and the lives of their children.

The Cyber Security Educational Program for Single Mothers overall goal is to support single mothers (in Georgia) living in poverty who are in college and/or working and have a foundational understanding of technology, to work with WIT and our program partners to be educated in Cyber Security and Information Security, one of the fastest growing fields in technology with an astounding workforce gap and shortage of talent amongst men and women.

 

 

Goodwill Career Services

Goodwill of North Georgia provides jobseekers with a variety of tools, workshops, job fairs, and programs to help North Georgians find their new career path. In 2021, Goodwill helped over 20,000 jobseekers find new employment.

Goodwill’s Career Services Programs provide training for an in-demand job path, often at no cost to you, thanks to grants. With courses ranging from 5-16 weeks, counseling, and assistance with job placement after program completion, Goodwill is ready to help CAC Career Center clients! Programs may include:

  • Welding
  • Technology
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Maintenance
  • Hospitality
  • Logistics