Welcome, Career Advocates!

 

We are so glad that you’ve found your way to a volunteer role that changes lives for the better. Through your efforts, individuals will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to navigate a modern job search. Your help makes it possible for jobseekers to find better career paths, stabilize their financial footing, and take care of their families. You are making a difference. 

We hope these resources are useful to you as you guide and advise your jobseekers. If you have any questions, the Career Center staff is always happy to help – just email us!

Career Advocate Resources

CAREER ADVOCATE HANDBOOK

Get a comprehensive view of best practices and find a place to start as you help jobseekers in your role as a Career Advocate.

CLIENT ENGAGEMENT GUIDELINES

Help clients understand how the process should work and what is expected of them as they embark on their job search with your help.

RESUME TEMPLATES

You don’t have to reinvent the wheel – start off with some strong resume templates that are proven to present work history and skills in a pleasing, easy-to-digest manner.

Partnerships

Potential Employers

These employers have a close working relationship with the CAC Career Center; have great positions, great benefits, and room for growth; and are more likely to facilitate hiring someone if they know a CAC Career Advocate has referred them. Click on the logo below for their respective careers page, including current job openings. For contact information within these companies, please get in touch with George Northrop.

Job Boards

Resource Organizations

These resource organizations can provide tools, workshops, job training, and other assistance to jobseekers in addition to the work they’ll do with you as their Career Advocate.

WORKSOURCE METRO ATLANTA

Funded by the government, this group provides job seekers with resources to attain sustainable employment and collaborates with local and regional employers for the recruitment and development of their labor needs.

GOODWILL OF NORTH GEORGIA

Goodwill’s mission is to put people to work. They operate 14 career centers and a virtual career center, Career Connector, providing job training and placement services to anyone who wants it. Last year, they helped connect more than 16,000 individuals with jobs.

WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY (WIT)

Women in Technology (WIT) empowers girls and women to excel in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math (S.T.E.A.M) from the classroom to the boardroom. We do this by providing our community with education, exposure and experience.  By sharing the stories of successful professionals across the S.T.E.A.M fields, we encourage all generations of girls and women to write their future.

Federal/State Career Exploration Resources

    • http://online.onetcenter.org                    O*Net – Click on Advanced Search and Skills
    • www.mynextmove.org                               Free Career Interest Assessment
    • www.bls.gov/iag                                         Bureau of Labor Statistics information on Industries
    • www.careeronestop.org                            Explore Careers; view videos, Education, Training, Advice
    • www.apprenticeship.gov                           Information on apprenticeship programs
    • www.usajobs.com                                       Tips for searching & landing federal jobs; federal resume
    • https://gvs.georgia.gov/                            Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Services
    • http://veterans.georgia.gov                      Job Assistance for Veterans
    • www.fedshirevets.gov/                              Job Assistance for Veterans

Upcoming Career Center Events

May
21
Tue
Virtual Workshop: Identifying Your Transferable Skills
May 21 @ 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

May
23
Thu
Virtual Workshop: Job Searching
May 23 @ 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

May
28
Tue
Virtual Workshop: Resumes and Cover Letters
May 28 @ 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

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.

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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