Free Job Search Boot Camp Sessions Offered to Residents By Islip Town Board and Islip IDA This Fall

Islip, NY – The Town of Islip will host a FREE Job Search Boot Camp for residents, which will consist of a series of classes, taught by the professionals at Executive Consultants of New York, aimed to provide the necessary tools and skills for securing a job during tough economic times.

 

Sponsored by the Islip Industrial Development Agency, the Job Search Boot Camp has been designed to break the daunting task of job hunting into nine simplified topics for registrants. Each topic provides necessary skills to attain employment via networking and is considered fundamental no matter the state of the economy. Classes will be held on Wednesdays September 10, 17, October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, and November 5, in the Town Board Room at Islip Town Hall, 655 Main Street, from 5:30-8:30 p.m..

The Town offered this program to residents in the fall of 2012 and had great success, educating approximately 50 job seekers. Immediately following the completion of the program, there was a 26% job attainment rate with more than 50% of the group actively interviewing and generating more than 25 interviews throughout the eight weeks. In the two months following completion of the Boot Camp, the percentage went from 26% to 33%, and then in five months time, increased to 46%. People who completed this program found interviews and jobs in industries such as insurance, healthcare, marketing, information technology, and various administrative positions.

“Though the economy may have improved slightly, these are still very trying times. It is imperative that we offer any assistant we can to those struggling to find a job within our Town,” said Supervisor Tom Croci. “Some of our most talented residents are unemployed simply because they lack certain networking opportunities. Our goal is to teach job seekers these skill sets and encourage them to stay confident and determined in the quest to find employment.” Spaces for U.S. Veterans will be reserved in advance and coordinated through the office of Islip Town Councilman John C. Cochrane, Jr. “It’s vital that our returning veterans are provided with the tools and skills they need in order to attain employment in our Town. The Town of Islip is committed to ensuring that happens.”

The Job Search Boot Camp will be taught by Maria Frey of Executive Consultants of New York, a business that specializes in career coaching and development. Participants will learn better strategies for time management and developing job objectives; get assistance with personal branding; learn how to better build and pitch their profile; given resume and cover letter advice; coached for interviews, and given advice about building an effective network to find a job in today’s market place.