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Need help in navigating the road to your next job?

Samantha Greenfield, re-employment specialist with the Virginia Employment Commission/Winchester Workforce Center, offers guidance on your journey to re-employment and remaining competitive in the job market. You may post comments or questions in each blog post, or e-mail her at Samantha.Greenfield@vec.virginia.gov


Free Resume Reviews

Bring a draft of your resume to the Virginia Employment Commission for honest and professional advice and suggestions. Contact Samantha Greenfield for an appointment: 540-722-3415 or samantha.greenfield@vec.virginia.gov

Job Search Events

PDF: Virginia Workforce Connection October events

PDF: Virginia Workforce Connection November events

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Seminar offers tips about marketing yourself on linkedin.com

Learn the importance of having an online presence using http://www.linkedin.com.
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Age discrimination

I have spoken with dozens of job seekers who are concerned that their age is a key factor in why they are not receiving job offers.
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Office closed Monday, Feb. 20

The Winchester Workforce Center will be closed on Monday, Feb. 20 in observance of Presidents Day.
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Employment references

Gone are the days that you list references on your resume. "References available on request" is also a thing of the past.
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Free Re-Employment Workshops at the Winchester Workforce Center

The Winchester Workforce Center will be offering Re-Employment Workshops two days during the week of Feb. 6-19. They will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7 and at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9.
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Staying positive during a long stretch of unemployment

If you have been out of work a while, this is sort of a good news/bad news thing. Good news, you're normal -- it is taking lots of people a long time to land a job. Bad news -- any amount of time unemployed seems like forever!
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Re-employment workshops for Jan. 17-20

If you are struggling with your job search, please consider attending the VEC free re-employment workshops!
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Why you need an accomplished focused resume

It is an EXTREMELY competitive job market out there and there lots of people who have the skills required in a job description. When it comes to selecting individuals for an interview, an employer wants to see proof of your said skills and experience.
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January 11 Linkedin Workshop

The Virginia Employment Commission/Winchester Workforce Center will be conducting a workshop on the benefits of using Linkedin as a vital component in your job search toolbox.
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A happy story!

A gentleman came to our office to inquire about unemployment benefits. He disclosed to one of our claims representatives that he had been incarcerated for 23 years (11 in solitaire confinement).

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