JEVS team members share their tips during November’s National Career Development Month

During National Career Development Month, JEVS team members share how they support staff and program participants’ growth personally and professionally.

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Here are perspectives and advice from some of our team members who help JEVS program participants get jobs.

Natalie Bargeron, Vocational Training Manager at JEVS Work Ready

Tip: Explore what truly interests you so that your career doesn’t become just a job.

I promote personal development for professional growth. I encourage my team of instructors to advocate for participants along their career path journey in a supportive environment through the lens of dignity and respect.


Gary Lachow, Job Developer at JEVS Career Strategies

Tip: Work with a career counselor/job development specialist who is aware of the latest techniques in job search that have proven success. They will help your resume and interview stand apart from other qualified candidates.

This means making sure your resume can be reviewed by applicant tracking systems. In an interview, it may mean perfecting your story so it stands out to the employer.


Cheryl Liedman, Enrollment Representative at JEVS EduConnect

Tip: Sometimes pursuing your goal is a two-step process. For example, if someone wants to become a nurse but needs to be working now, I suggest taking one of our healthcare certifications like phlebotomy. You become certified in a few months, can get a job, and then using the company’s tuition assistance and on-the-job training to pursue the next career step.


Tamika Gary, Employment Specialist at JEVS’ Orleans Technical College

Watch this video below to hear how Tamika helps job seekers connect with employers upon completion of training at Orleans Tech.


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