While we can't meet face-to-face, we're bringing our Michigan Works! West Central service center to you. Below you'll find resources available to you including workshop videos, helpful links to help you on your job search and career planning, and more! If you have a question, or want one-on-one assistance, please use our contact us option to make sure your information goes to a talent specialist in whichever county you reside. One of our team members will respond as soon as possible.
For Job Seekers:
Budgeting-Create a spending plan for your money. Following a budget or spending plan will also keep you out of debt or help you work your way out of debt if you are currently in debt.
Credit & Credit Reporting-This workshop will review key strategies on how to have healthy credit and share tips on how to build, manage and monitor your credit for financial success.
Dress for Success -Before you say a single word to the interviewer, you have already made an impression based on how you’re dressed. Every company has a different dress code; how you dress at the job may have very little to do with how you dress for an interview.
Goal Setting-Life goals represent what is important to you, and what you want to get out of life. It is these goals that help motivate you to accomplish the things that matter.
Interview Workshop-Preparing for a job interview might seem intimidating, but there are several steps you can take to prepare yourself for a successful interview.
Microsoft Word-Whether you use Word for work, study or leisure, we can help you transform that blank page into a professional looking document.
My First Job-Congratulations! You're starting a new job. Now you need to back up everything you said in the interview. Here's how you can impress your new boss and colleagues.
Networking Workshop-We’ll be walking through the basics of networking – how and why one should network.
Online Job Search & Applications-We’re going to be showing you the basics of using the internet to search and apply for jobs that you are interested in.
Resume Workshop-A resume is a brief document that summarizes your education, employment history, and experiences that are relevant to your qualifications for a particular job for which you are applying. The purpose of a resume is to get an interview.
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)-WIOA is designed to strengthen and improve our nation's public workforce system and help get Americans, including youth and those with significant barriers to employment, into high-quality jobs and careers and help employers hire and retain skilled workers.
LinkedIn Profile-Your LinkedIn profile is a professional landing page for you to manage your personal brand. A LinkedIn profile is a great way for you to let people know who you are, what you stand for, and what you’re interested in. Your profile will be your personal storyboard where people can find you and stay updated on your activity, so make sure your profile is complete and representative of you.
Soft Skills-These 14 eLearning modules on Lifelong Soft Skills are to provide a universally accessible soft skills training resource for the Michigan workforce for basic and foundational skills for the workplace, to help ensure the workforce is ready to succeed in the 21st century.
Michigan's Work Share Program-Employers looking to restart their businesses and bring employees back from unemployment due to COVID-19, might benefit from exploring the state’s Work Share program. Work Share allows employers to bring employees back with reduced hours - while employees collect partial unemployment benefits to make up a portion of the lost wages. Employees on Work Share will also receive the $600 federal unemployment benefits on top of their state weekly benefit amount.