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Employment Specialists assist people in need of work with finding appropriate careers, getting training, applying for jobs, and settling in at new workplaces. Their resumes indicate such skills as coaching clients on interviews and job search tactics, and maintaining confidential clinical and non-clinical client records. Sample resumes for this position show that the qualifications needed to work as an Employment Specialist can vary. Some are trained and licensed social workers who focus on employment issues, while others are promoted to such positions internally within their companies.

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1

Project Employment Specialist

Manages an active applicant database of over 600 applicants per month. Directly handles over 40 calls per day assisting applicants and handling all aspects of Customer Care and Sales. Conducts interviews of all applicants and facilitates source matching to reference their qualifications, education levels, and unique skill-sets with clients and business partner's employment needs. Maintains a highly fluid database of active candidates in order to place them in an ideal career path. Utilizes emerging resources and online technologies at nationwide Colleges and Universities in order to assist in career placement resulting in over $175,000 to $200,000 in annual company revenue.

  • Top 5 percent for the company in overall sales revenue generated between 2013 to present.
  • Top percentage of talk-time quotas between 2013 to present averaging 90% during the time period.
  • Maintained a 30% Client click through average from 2013 to present, which is the highest possible.
  • Has maintained a 4.5 Client satisfaction rating between 2013 to present, which led the company.
Candidate Info
22
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
Technology
2

Employment Specialist

Develop relationship with students; motivate students to ensure readiness for externship and employability.

  • Work with an assigned portfolio of 100-150 Medical Assistant students to provide coaching and feedback to improve successful employment placement outcomes.
  • Ensure all paperwork is completed accurately and in a timely manner to meet accreditation standards.
  • Participate in campus workshops, orientations and other activities to support student development.
  • Awarded Everest Hero Award for January 2013 Top Recruiting Specialist
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Social Work
3

Employment Specialist

Developed relationships with employers to advocate for student externships and employability

  • Coached a portfolio of 100-150 students to provide coaching and feedback to improve successful employment placement outcomes.
  • Ensured all verification of student employment satisfied compliance for state and national accreditation standards.
  • Led monthly employment readiness seminar classes to mentor students in professionalism in the workplace.
  • Earned exclusive contracts with Massage Envy Tacoma, Dedicated Women's Health, and U.S. HealthWorks - Puyallup & Federal Way
  • Awarded Everest Hero Award for January 2014
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
Social Work & Music Performance
4

Employment Specialist

Assisted psychologically challenged program participants in removing barriers to full-time employment by proving education, support, guidance and feedback to be able to transition off SSI.

  • Identified problem areas within existing Employment Services program and effectively rejuvenated referrals to take the total caseload from 50 to over 150 consumers of mental health services.
  • Coauthored grant proposal and acquired $50,000 from Kaiser Permanente to expand program.
  • Marketed vocational rehab services to community members and negotiated seven contracts.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
AS
Arts
BS
Business Administration
5

Employment Specialist

Worked with clients confronting a variety of life challenges to guide them toward meaningful employment

  • Partnered with social workers to support job-seekers facing financial, health and marital problems
  • Trained clients with limited computer experience to use websites and social media to find and apply for jobs
  • Led job-training courses for diverse portfolio of clients with a broad spectrum of challenges and abilities
  • Promoted agency in the Washington area through public speaking engagements and presence at job fairs
  • Developed and implemented introductory job-readiness training program for recent high school graduates
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Special Education
MA
Disabilities
6

Employment Specialist

Coached individuals with disabilities in job seeking skills and enhance confidence levels.

  • As employment specialist, placed in excess of 75 clients in appropriate employment.
  • Collaborated with HR community to place people with disabilities in jobs, identifying transferrable skills.
  • Facilitated "Job Clubs" in connection with NJ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.
  • Using "role play" practiced interviewing skills giving students the opportunity to improve their skills.
  • Provided career counseling in view of student's prior experience.
  • As part of Project Connect, created and delivered 4 webinars design to assist community leaders in establishing Job Clubs within the community.
  • Working in concert with The United Way, developed and presented 4 Job Seekers workshops. Topics included sourcing, resume writing, documentation and interviewing.
Candidate Info
28
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
BA
Social Science
7

Recruiter/employment Specialist

Set company record for increasing rate of new hires within first 90 days of employment; continues to exceed standard; reduced use of agencies by incorporating the use of "best practices" within industry.

  • Reduced time positions remained vacant by developing and implementing an Applicant Tracking System accessible to hiring managers resulting in improved efficiency and turn-around times.
  • Employed strategic advertising to targeted professionals; filling vacancies faster, reducing turnover.
  • Sourced and recruited clinical and non-clinical staff; physicians, nurses, managers, technical, administrative and support staff throughout the organization's ten satellite offices throughout the state.
  • Pre-screened and tracked candidates and processed all new hires for employment and orientation.
  • Created customized reports using HRIS and Excel to analyze data. Calculated and provided salary quotes, explanation of benefits and offer letters to prospective employees.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Anthropology
8

Employment Specialist

Coordinated one on one meeting with students to determine employment goals, and developed job search activities directed toward positions that were individualized to the interest of the students.

  • Managed caseload of students in order to prepare them for work and provided supportive services to encourage job retention, i.e. provided conflict resolution when necessary.
  • Kept accurate record of students' job search activities in a timely manner, and gather employment and employment retention data for report to funding sources.
  • Provided outreach services as necessary to students, and participated in community meetings to share information with students as well as with staff.
  • Shared job search activities tips to apply online.
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
C
Customer Service
C
Certificate
BA
Psychology
9

Employment Specialist

Increased number of gainfully employed members by 10% within 6 months

  • Developed relationship with various employers within the community to help members gain employment
  • Collaborated with various State agencies to provide support, training, and education around employment
  • Organized and taught weekly workshops around skills such as drafting resumes, interview skills, etc.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Counseling
10

Pre-employment Specialist/administrative Assistant

Served as program assistant for staff members working to help clients on public assistance gain employment.

  • Interviewed participants to gather information on social, educational, criminal, and employment history.
  • Conducted group orientations to inform participants on agency services, policies and procedures.
  • Assisted participants with resume and interview preparations, as well as employment referrals and career assessments.
  • Referred participants to various public or private agencies for assistance.
  • Trained incoming staff members on Human Resource Administration policies and software programs (NYCWAY, FSE).
  • File Room Supervisor; assigned, tracked, and supervised participants on file room records maintenance.
  • Coordinated with various staff members for administrative support activities; served as a liaison between departments in the resolution of day-to day operations.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
11
months
at this job
BA
Organizational Leadership
Management

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