Auburn program moves to Tacoma through agency partnership
TACOMA – Tacoma Goodwill is intensifying job search assistance with the addition of training from a source with a different approach to finding work.
Mark Hovind, president of JobBait.com, says using a value-proposition letter instead of a typical resume can attract the attention of those who make hiring decisions. Hovind, who has worked in a variety of positions from engineer to CEO, ran the workshops in Auburn for a year and a half before coming to Tacoma.
The workshops are free, open to the public and take place 1-4 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month at Tacoma Goodwill’s Milgard Work Opportunity Center, 714 S. 27th St. The next workshop is Oct. 25. To register, contact Hovind at Mark@JobBait.com, or call Goodwill at 253.573.6500.
“Our efforts focus on going directly to decision-makers, where job seekers often find jobs four times faster than networking,” Hovind said. “Goodwill offers a great partnership with a Job Search Room that has computers and other equipment to assist jobseekers and provides a wide variety of job training programs.”
In Auburn, more than 500 people attended workshops, which have been copied nationally. Hovind’s website, www.JobBait.com, provides a variety of tips for people seeking work.
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About Tacoma Goodwill
Goodwill is a unique nonprofit business. It turns donations and business revenue into programs that change lives by helping people with disabilities or disadvantages go to work. This year, Tacoma Goodwill Industries will help 9,500 people with education, job training and placement so they can become independent self-supporting citizens. Of these, more than 1,000 people with barriers to employment will be placed in jobs in the community. Programs of Goodwill, founded in 1921, are funded through financial gifts, grants, fees, commercial services and the operation of 26 thrift stores throughout Western and Southcentral Washington. Please visit our website at www.tacomagoodwill.org.