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Women. Golf. Tech. What Do They Have in Common?

Women. Golf. Tech. What Do They Have in Common?

This week, 144 of the world’s best golfers on the LPGA tour are in Indianapolis to compete at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s Brickyard Crossing golf course. Sure, they are here to play golf and vie for $2 million in prize money. But they also are descending on Indy...

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A Mother. A Daughter. A Team Approach.

Lauren Tolley and her mother, Darlene, have a common goal: to secure a career that matches their passion and skill level. They also have a common solution to finding their new careers: Employ Up. Lauren is a recent college graduate with a degree in political science....

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Investing in Skills Training: Not Just for Millennials

Experienced workers are often overlooked by organizations preparing talent to compete in a rapidly changing, technology-centric economy. That’s a mistake, says Indianapolis City County Councillor Vop Osili in a July 22, 2017, opinion piece in the Indianapolis Business...

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Dear Lori and Employ Up Team,

Employ Up Career Coach Lori Urias-Gehris loves each and every success story. And, she especially enjoys receiving updates from Employ Up participants about how the program has helped pave a path to new opportunities. For candidate Dave Roberson, Employ Up provided...

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Use These Five Tips to Land Your New Career

More than 400 Central Indiana residents are proud Employ Up graduates and many of them have found new careers. As more and more graduates begin full time employment with some of Central Indiana’s fastest-growing companies, we are seeing some of the skills we teach in...

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Paying it Forward with a New Career

Pay It Forward Day – yes, there is such a day with more than 80 countries participating in the celebration of random acts of kindness – was April 28. Dorenda Person can tell you exactly how paying it forward can change someone’s life and why such acts of kindness...

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Employ Up Opens More Doors for Job Seekers

One of Don Kent’s clients surprised him at his WorkOne Central Indiana office in Plainfield to share the good news that she found a job – paying more than $80,000 – thanks to Employ Up. She began work as a business analyst on January 30, her first job since she left...

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Use These Strategies. Find Your New Career.

January is coming to an end and Employ Up challenged you to use this month to look to the future and outline your steps to a new career. But there is still room to reflect on the past and learn from those who let Employ Up work for them in 2016. We asked our dedicated...

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Breaking Down Barriers to a New Career

Christian Coleman had a career plan: “I want(ed) to transition from pharmacy to nursing,” she said. She had been working below her education level for years as a pharmacy technician and was long overdue for a career change. But she had identified some seemingly...

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It’s a New Year. Ready for a New You?

A New Year inevitably means new challenges – but also new opportunities for growth and development both personally and professionally. The most common resolution for the New Year: weight-loss. Why? Because weight loss can be attributed to cause and effect: I worked...

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After the Interview: Thank You Notes

Your job interview went well. You’re energized and excited about the new job opportunity. Your next step is to keep your name in front of the hiring manager and others involved in the interview process with a thank you note. It’s the best tool to reinforce your...

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Apply These Tips When Completing Your Next Job Application

You’ve completed your resume and wrote a compelling cover letter with attention to detail and information that you are sure will demonstrate your unique skills and qualifications. So why do some employers require you to also fill out an application? Some companies use...

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A New Career to be Thankful for

Three days before Thanksgiving Shannon O’Connor started her new career. “I’m so excited,” Shannon said.  “When my phone rang several hours after my job interview and they extended an offer, I was blown away.” Persistence, she said, was the recurring theme of her job...

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Stephen Andrasik Shares 4 Tips for Networking Success

Stephen Andrasik wasn’t at all surprised when he saw “Networking” on the list of tips in the Employ Up blog post, “Finding The Best Career Fit.” The first time he walked into the Employ Up offices, the receptionist suggested he join a networking group in progress...

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Connecting to a New Career

When you wonder what Employ Up can do for you, Sharon Grego can tell you in four words: connections and paid internships. Sharon worked for one of the nation’s largest telecommunications companies and enjoyed the opportunity to work from her home. So when the company...

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Finding Confidence and Gaining Skills

Rose Pescinski did everything right, said Employ Up Career Coach Wayne Williams. “From the moment we started working together, Rose was extremely motivated to get back to work.  She knew exactly what she wanted to do and where she wanted to end up - she just needed...

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Interview Prep: In 8 Steps

Taking the time to prepare for an interview is one of the most important components of any job search.  How you perform will make a lasting impression on employers who have a large pool of candidates to choose from and fewer jobs to fill. Competition is fierce, but...

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Finding the Best Career Fit

Are you seeking a career change, but uncertain of the necessary steps?  Well, look no further – here are some proven career change strategies. “Career Exploration” is the physical act of seeking employment or additional education to secure a career that will...

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Soft Skills Matter

Employment experts agree that your technical skills may get you an interview, but soft skills will get you the job and help you keep it. Soft skills refer to your personal qualities, attitudes, habits and social graces that make you a good employee. When employers...

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TechPoint, Employ Up: Larry Balogh Story

When Larry Balogh relocated his family from Virginia to Indianapolis, it was at the request of his employer. He was confident it was the next step in his very successful sales career that had brought him to his current position as director of sales. Eight years later,...

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5 Tips to Target Your Resume

Targeting your resume is the most effective way to get a positive response from an employer after you submit your resume.  Make sure you are taking key words and phrases from the job description and incorporating them into your resume.  Here are 5 tips for targeting...

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5 Little Known Tips for LinkedIn

So you’ve spent some time on your LinkedIn profile, reached out to colleagues for recommendations, and may have even reached “All-Star” status.  What’s next?  Here are 5 little known tips for LinkedIn that may help you separate yourself from your connections: You’re...

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Bored at Work? It Could be a Sign You’re Underemployed.

It’s easy to know if you are unemployed. You don’t have a job, and you want or need one. Underemployment is a little trickier. You have a job, and someone is paying you to do it, but you feel you could do it in your sleep. The job doesn’t allow you to use the skills,...

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Five Signs You Could Be Underemployed

Underemployment is a real thing. It can be frustrating and isolating, and the longer it continues, the more discouraging and frightening it can be. Are you working part-time when you want and need a full-time job, or are you working at a job that doesn’t allow you to...

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