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Issue 28
California AFL-CIO Workforce Conference
Breaking Barriers/ Making Connections
Building a Middle Class Economy For All
Larry will be presenting two workshops at the conference

Recruiting youth is a challenge, but keeping them engaged so they stay in your program and take full advantage of what it has to offer can be even a bigger challenge. Discover how engagement with your program is, in part, determined even before youth start your services. Learn from the feedback of youth what programs inadvertently do that alienates them. Upgrade all the aspects of your model and direct services so they appeal to youth at the highest levels and you can help them finish your program successfully!  
Click here to register for the webinar.


The National Association of Workforce Development Professionals  (NAWDP) annual conference is the biggest gathering of 
f ront line and management workforce development professionals in the country. Over the years, I have done more training for NAWDP than any other trainer. This year I will be presenting a special preconference workshop titled   The Captain and Coach Approach to Case Management. The traditional approaches to case management for youth and adults are outdated and do not empower job seekers to case manage themselves. This innovative new way to do case management puts the job seeker in the role of the captain of their job search progress team with the staff person in the guiding role of a coach. If you want to achieve better outcomes in less time, do not miss this workshop. To register for the conference go to   www.nawdp.org . If you are interested in bringing this training to your program,   click here for a description of the all day workshop

Larry Robbin Training Topics

Larry trains on more than 300 topics. This list features some of the most requested workshops. Click here for the list of training topics. If you do not see what you need, please contact Larry to see if he trains on that subject. Larry trains onsite, by telephone or by webinar.

HOW CAN CAREER COUNSELORS USE SOCIAL MEDIA?

Over the past decade, social networks have revolutionized the way we communicate. The career development and recruiting process is no stranger to this, as we have all seen shifts in how candidates and employers find and connect with each other via these tools. The Career Counselor's Guides to Social Media in the Job Search were created to serve as springboards for learning about social media as a job-search resource and ways career services professionals can help students maximize their opportunities online.  These guides will show you how to use blogging, Facebook. Twitter, Linked In and Pinterest in the job search process.  Click here for more information.



RESOURCES THAT WILL IMPROVE YOUR
JOB READINESS WORK!
I have compiled a list of job readiness curriculums, resources and best practices.  This list will be very helpful to you regardless of the population you serve or your type of program.  If you would like a copy of the list, just email me at larry@larryrobbin.com and put Job Readiness Resource List in the subject line.  Let me know what population you serve so I can send you some helpful information along with the list.

HOW CAN YOU AVOID EMPATHY BURNOUT?

As workforce development professionals, we are often working with people dealing with incredibly difficult and sometimes life threatening situations.  We have empathy for our clients, but it is easy for this empathy to turn into our own burnout as we help people cope with the challenges they face.  Turnover in workforce development is a huge problem and it is often caused by empathy burnout as we try to help people deal with so many difficult situations.  This article will help you develop strategies that will help you reduce the risk of dealing with empathy burnout.  Click here for the article.

MAKING THE BUSINESS CONNECTION
STRATEGIES USED BY JOB DEVELOPERS
ARE THEY WHAT EMPLOYERS WANT?
Job developers and business services representatives connect with employers using a variety of strategies.  But little is known about how these various approaches match what employers want from people in these roles.  Anyone that works with businesses or manages people making employer connections, should read this informative report.
For information on my most popular business services training, Are You Talking Like Businesses Think?  How to Get the Private Sector to Use Your Services! Click here.  


A NOTHER BARRIER TO EMPLOYMENT!
DISCRIMINATION IN GETTING APPOINTMENTS
FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS!
We know that mental health challenges are a very common barrier to employment.  We also know that it can be difficult for some people to admit they need help and get the services they need.  You would think that if they finally got to the point where they were trying to get access those services, that they would be able to get them especially if they could afford to pay for them.  But  for some individuals unfortunately this is not the case.  This incredible article documents the discrimination some people face as they attempt to get help for their mental health problems.  For information on the training and consulting I provide for programs serving consumers click here.  


ARE YOU USING LONG TERM PLANNING
WITH THE LONG TERM UNEMPLOYED?
Traditionally workforce development professionals working with people that have little or no work history, have focused on helping people get jobs and not focused on long term planning.  The old way of thinking is that people need to get some work experience before they can think about more involved plans for their future.  But this approach is being challenged by a new way of working that integrates long range planning with immediate labor market engagement strategies.  This innovative approach is proving to be very successful.  For information on the services I provide for working with the hard-to-employ click here.   




HOW DO YOU EVALUATE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A JOB SEARCH?

What criteria do you use to tell whether a job seeker is job hunting in the most effective way possible?  Many people are job hunting as much as possible, but this does not mean they are job hunting in ways that make the best use of their time.  This article takes people through an analysis of their job search to see if they are using their time in the most productive way.  If you want to help your job seekers use their job search time in the most effective way possible, make sure you read this article.  Click here for the article.


HOW ARE OCCUPATIONS SEGREGATED BY RACE AND GENDER?
While some progress has been made in terms of leveling the occupational playing field, as this paper reports much more is needed before we can say that the world of work is truly an equal opportunity arena.  For more information about the way that occupational segregation has an impact on equal vocational opportunity, click here.

WHAT KIND OF OUT OF THE BOX THINGS
DO JOB SEEKERS DO THAT GET THEM HIRED?
When workforce development professionals teach people about job search, we often make it sound like there are rules to be followed.  While there are traditional best practices that can help people in job search, we should also be encouraging people to think out of the box.  Sometimes an out of the box job search strategy makes an individual stand out and catch the eye of an employer.  This article illustrates eight unusual job search strategies that helped job seekers land a job.  Use these to help your job seekers become more creative in the way that they job hunt.  To learn more about these innovative strategies click here .

DO YOU WANT A STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO DOING EMPLOYER RESEARCH?
You've heard the advice a million times: "Before the interview, do your employer research."  And yet one of the top complaints by recruiters, hiring managers and HR professionals is that many candidates come in into an interview unprepared.

So exactly how do you conduct thorough employer research? What questions should you be able to answer? Where do you find the right answers? And how do you know how outside influences might affect the company?  You should help your job seekers  follow this simple step-by-step guide before the next interview.  To access the guide click here. 

WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUTH THAT DROP OUT OF SCHOOL TO GO TO WORK?
The Urban Institute brief "Dropping Out and Clocking In" profiled a little-researched group of high school dropouts: teens who leave school early and work. The analysis showed that these young people contribute substantially to their households, on average about 24 percent of household income. Moreover, many of their families are low income and receive relatively little support from the federal safety net. Youth earnings undoubtedly make a difference to both these youth and their families in the short term. But questions remain about how these young people fare over the long term. Are they able to go back to school? Do they have successful careers? Or do early choices between work and school jeopardize their future economic well-being?  For information about the services I provide for organizations working with youth, click here.



The job seeker that gets the job may not 

be the best person for the job, 

but they are the best job hunter!



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