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Employment & Career Services

At Vermont Works for Women, we work with individuals to help them get and keep jobs that meet their career goals and needs. Our Employment & Career Services are free and open to everyone! There are no qualifications needed to access our services. We support women and gender-expansive individuals ages 16+ of all identities, backgrounds and experiences. Our career coaching includes: 

Job search planning
Writing resumes and cover letters
Practicing interviewing
Setting short-term and long-term career goals
Career exploration
Figuring out what one might like to do
Help with finding a job that pays more
Networking support
Navigating a career transition at any point in one's career
Looking for further education or training opportunities
Financial coaching
Assistance to new Vermont residents with finding employment
Referrals to other agencies

 

Career Mentor Network

Our Career Mentoring Network provides the opportunity for you to meet one-on-one virtually with a volunteer mentor to talk about your career, get advice on your resume or cover letter, and/or learn more about a specific job, career field, or industry. Learn more, and request to meet with a career mentor.

Career Mentor

 

Online Learning

Explore our online learning curriculum, Build Your Skills, which is a journey map for employment and career services comprised of in-person and virtual workshops; easy to navigate, online reference materials; and additional resources such as videos, articles, and books to help you achieve your career and financial goals. Move through the materials and resources at your own pace, and reach out to our team with questions and for personalized support!

Build Your SKills

 

Virtual Workshops

Vermont Works for Women hosts a series of interactive virtual workshops, to support women and gender-expansive folks to reach their goals wherever they are in their employment journey.  Click here to learn more and register for these free workshops.

Virtual Workshops

 

Bulletin Board

Visit our virtual bulletin board to learn about Vermont-based job fairs, training opportunities, and additional community support services. 

Bulletin Board

 

VT Job bank

Visit our Job Bank for jobs and opportunities geared toward non-traditional careers for women. We receive our listings directly from employers, our partners, as well as from community resources. 

VT Job Bank

 

 

What is it like to work with us?

Thank you so very much for your guidance and assistance. It made a great difference to me to have someone to discuss ideas with and to provide perspective and feedback. It helped boost my confidence and provided me new skills. VT Works for Women is doing important work!

Participant

I cannot thank you enough for all of your help and support. Honestly, I think our meeting really helped me make the transition out of travel sales. Your input and editing of my resume were a game-changer.

Participant

contact a member of our team below!

 

Paige Ruffner

Paige Ruffner

Paige Ruffner, our Employment and Career Services Program Manager, supports women and gender-expansive individuals with career exploration, development, and advancement, including searching, applying, and interviewing for jobs, transitioning between fields, managing personal finances, and more! Contact Paige at pruffner@vtworksforwomen.org, 802-655-8900 x118. Get to know Paige!