SLATE Announces Bounceback Workshop For Professionals

Bounceback offers free of charge career advice to adult job seekers, dislocated workers, transitioning and long-term unemployed professionals

January 15, 2013 | 2 min reading time

This article is 9 years old. It was published on January 15, 2013.

The St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE) is pleased to announce the return of Bounceback St. Louis in 2013, an organization that assists adult job-seekers, especially dislocated workers, transitioning professionals, and the long-term unemployed, with a variety of no-cost services.

Bounceback has scheduled a Nitty Gritty Workshop on Thursday, January 17, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The all-day Workshop will be held at Webster Groves Christian Church, 1320 West Lockwood Ave. There is no cost to participants registered with a Missouri Career Center. Other workshops will be held throughout the year.

Whether you are just starting your job search or looking to inject new energy into your efforts, the upcoming Nitty Gritty session can help through specific advice, pointers and exercises. Skill identification, accomplishment stories, resume construction, personal marketing, using LinkedIn as a job search tool, networking and interviewing will be among the many topics covered.

A program originally established by the Regional Chamber and Growth Association (RCGA), Bounceback St. Louis transitioned to administration by SLATE in 2011. The program encompasses an extremely wide network of valuable partners across the region, including the St. Louis County Division of Workforce Development, the St. Louis Job Angels, major universities and educational institutions, human resources and professional associations, and hundreds of local employers and business chambers.

City of St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay praises the Bounceback program, saying, “In a short period of time, it has become an outstanding resource for both jobseekers and employers. Locally, there is no organization better suited to help anyone attain their career goals.”

“We hear from many Bounceback participants who have picked up a specific piece of advice that led to full-time employment”, states SLATE Executive Director Michael Holmes. “These no-cost workshops help jobseekers stay focused and connected.”

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