A Wider Circle’s Workforce Development program has re‑launched as Career Support.

This revitalized approach to serving job seekers provides holistic support, focusing on the whole person and partnering with them to translate their unique strengths, skills, and passions to work that generates energy and enough income to live comfortably in our region.

Using a strength-based and customized approach, Career Support clients can participate in a variety of professional development and career advancement activities, including professional workshops, career counseling, and coaching. Job seekers can also engage with our Career Support network, made up of other job seekers, A Wider Circle staff, and volunteers, all working in partnership to explore work-life solutions that align with each individual’s values and strengths.

Strength-Based Workshops
A cornerstone of the Career Support program is our four-part interactive workshop series, Tuesday@2. On the first through fourth Tuesday of each month, job seekers, staff, and volunteers meet virtually to collaborate and discuss how to use each individual’s strengths to strategize an approach to job searching, networking, interviewing, and becoming more empowered on the career journey.

Tuesday@2 is a great entry point for any job seeker interested in engaging with all that the Career Support program has to offer. All are welcome to join — learn more and sign up here.

Individual Career Counseling
Our Career Support staff work one-on-one with clients to explore strategies related to career exploration, career transition, and work-life balance, recognizing and honoring each job seeker’s individual interests, talents, and goals while providing a depth of support that complements workshops and other program offerings.

Specialized Workshops & Professional Networking
In addition to our core workshops, job seekers have the opportunity to gain knowledge and practical tools from volunteer subject matter experts. Workshop topics range from field-specific career insights to the inner work of building confidence, cultivating emotional intelligence, and processing stress and trauma. These workshops, along with professional networking opportunities, allow clients to meaningfully connect with fellow job seekers and people across our network to share information, expertise, and encouragement.

Launching in June, our one-of-a-kind coaching pilot will connect job seekers with certified professional coaches for pro bono coaching sessions. Clients who choose to partake in the pilot will have the opportunity to meet with different coaches before selecting the coach who they feel is the right fit for their individual goals. Job seekers and their selected coaches then commit to six one-hour coaching sessions and have the option to renew for additional sessions after this term is complete.

Meet our Career Support team and learn more about the philosophy and principles behind our shift to this model in the video below.

As always, job seekers will also have access to our Professional Development Center, where we provide professional attire to wear to interviews or on the job, free of charge.

To apply for this job email your details to jobs@awidercircle.org.