#Power of a Job: Job seeker gets multiple job offers after visiting WorkSource

It’s Workforce Wednesday, when we spotlight Power of a Job success stories.

This week, we bring you the newly employed Amanda, who used resume and print services at WorkSource Thurston County and then WorkSourceWA.com to hunt and apply for her new job.

My name is Amanda and I work in the food service industry. Recently, I decided to change employers and wanted to make a resume so I could look for new job opportunities.

My Word [Microsoft software] had expired and I did not have any resources to make a resume. Someone told me about WorkSourceWA.com and I found it so easy to use. I had an account within five minutes and was able to use the resources available on it. I easily made a resume without having Word on my computer and could save it as a Word document. Since I did not have a printer either, I went to [WorkSource Thurston County] and they were extremely helpful, too. Within five to 10 minutes using their computer, I had several resumes printed and ready to take to job interviews.

After I posted my resume online [in WorkSourceWA.com], I went through their job database and searched for relevant jobs in the food service industry. I found and applied to two right away. Both offered me interviews and jobs on the spot, all in less than a week. It was great! I picked the one that fit me best and that is where I am currently working.

I just had a great experience with WorkSource. The website is so easy to navigate. I even showed my husband how to use it, how to make his resume and look through their apprenticeship programs online [ApprenticeshipWA.com].

Use WorkSource, like I did.

As a partner in Washington’s WorkSource system and the American Job Center Network, the Employment Security Department helps people – unemployed or not – find new jobs and learn new skills. We help them experience the life-changing Power of a Job. We also work with businesses, which are Powered by Jobs, to help them find employees.

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