Get Tips to Snag a Job from the Missoula Job Service

Editor’s note: Make It Missoula is collaborating with the Missoula Job Service to help people find local jobs so that they can move home to Missoula or continue to call Missoula home.

We’ll be regularly posting both job listings and job hunting and interview advice. Be sure to watch the Make It Missoula Facebook page for new job listing announcements.

By JENNIFER LODINE-CHAFFEY

Do you have a polished resume, a relevant cover letter, and are proactively networking but continuously get rejected when you apply for work?

We may be able to help!

The Missoula Job Service is offering a free seminar on Wednesday, January 23, from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. at our facility (539 South Third Street West). Our “Tips to Snag a Job” presentation will cover a wide variety of topics, including:

Get tips for finding a job from the Missoula Job Service on Wed., Jan. 23

  • Finding hands-on learning opportunities including internships and volunteer positions that will increase your chances to be seen and known in your field
  • How to use technology in a savvy way to up your chances of finding gainful employment
  • Why branding yourself is important and how you can create your own professional brand
  • How to network with local clubs and individuals to expand your professional contacts and learn more about the job market
  • Developing an elevator speech or a quick verbal presentation of your skills and abilities
  • Why soft skills matter to employers and what types of attributes and attitudes  will inspire confidence and help you land a job
  • How to perform successfully at an interview
  • Why you may need to be open to other options or opportunities

Tips to Snag a Job is a resourceful seminar that provides ideas from the Missoula Job Service Workforce Consultants.

Come join us and learn up to date employment tips!

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Looking for a job in Missoula? Be sure to check out our Missoula Job Listings.  Be sure you “LIKE” the Missoula Job Service Facebook Page for daily post on job opening. You’ll also find Missoula-area information on Job Hunting ResourcesJob Hunting Tips, Job Interview Tips, tips for writing Cover Letters and Resumes.

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Jennifer Lodine-Chaffey of the Missoula Job ServiceJennifer Lodine-Chaffey was born in Missoula and received an MA in History from the University of Montana in 2006. She currently works as an Employment Consultant at the Missoula Job Service, an organization that offers programs and services to assist employers and job seekers alike. Those looking for employment can view job openings on our job board, website, and social media outlets. Employment Consultants provide résumé reviews, conduct practice interviews, and offer skillstesting.

The Job Service also provides a self-service area where job seekers have access to phones, a fax machine, a copier, and computers. Our qualified staff also offers business consulting services, including employee recruitment and retention assistance. Additionally, we provide financial support for businesses looking to train both new and current employees.

We are here to help our community!