Recently, Charles Botts, III–KRA Subject Matter Expert & Trainer with the CTWorks/American Job Center, operated for Capital Workforce Partners–was featured on the FOX-CT Good Morning Show for the 5th year running!
Dual-certified as a Workforce Development Professional and Professional Resume Writer, Charles shared his expertise on how recent college graduates can best prepare for obtaining employment in a competitive job market.
Charles’ job-hunting tips include, “Start searching as soon as possible, apply for positions for which you are no less than 90% qualified, network off- and on-line, and Improve Your Job Search With Social Media Tools, ensuring that all your profiles portray a totally positive and professional image.”
When asked about “hot” positions and industries in Connecticut, Charles commented, “If qualified, graduates should consider entry-level, professional positions in high-growth industry sectors, such as Brand and Social Media Development and Management, Healthcare, Information Systems Management, and Software Engineering and App Development.”
Still in college? Charles suggests, “Gain as much actual work experience as possible. Internships, part-time jobs, and even volunteer positions are excellent ways to obtain on-the-job workforce skills. And, in addition to technical abilities, develop ‘soft skills’ that employers value, such as critical thinking, problem solving, and verbal and written communications.”