Wondering how to navigate career and job-seeking decisions as the pandemic winds down in Michigan? Consider working with The Women’s Center career coach!
Two signs of the pandemic’s waning impact on Michigan: On May 24, offices can choose to reopen. Starting May 30, people on unemployment must prove they are job searching to keep benefits — for the first time since the early days of Covid-19 a year ago.
Meanwhile, unemployment is dropping steadily, with a statewide rate this spring of approx. 5%; Since last April, the number of unemployed Michigan workers fell by nearly 80%, according to state labor statistics; to some extent, the rate has fallen because some have just stopped looking for work.
What do these numbers mean to job seekers? Work is increasingly available. Yet, critical decisions are ahead. Do I want to be in an office, remotely on Zoom, or work in a hybrid situation? Is it safe to return to the hospitality/restaurant industry which desperately needs workers?
Considering changing jobs, seeking a new job after being unemployed, or thinking about pursuing more work-related education? Our Women’s Center of Southeastern Michigan career coach, Lisa, can help you navigate these choices, offering professional career and job-search services.
She can help you explore careers, consider your “fit” for a job, create engaging resumes and cover letters, practice your interview skills on Zoom or by phone and discuss issues such as salary and benefits negotiations. And, she will support and motivate you on your journey — a key factor in the often stressful, and sometimes emotional, job search.
If you, or someone you know, needs help with virtually any aspect of finding a job, contact The Women’s Center at (734) 973-6779 to make an appointment.