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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, non-binary, and gender non-conforming individuals ages 16+ of all identities, backgrounds and experience. 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 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, on-line 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 launched a fall series of interactive virtual workshops, to support women, non-binary, and gender non-conforming folks to reach their goals wherever they are in their employment journey.  Each workshop will focus on a different part of the employment journey: Find the Job that Fits (9/28), You Have the Skills (10/19), Self-Advocacy through Communication (11/16), and Professional Growth (12/14). Click here to learn more and register for these free workshops.

Virtual Workshops

 

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 non-conforming 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!

 

 

 

 

 

Missy Mackin

Missy Mackin

Missy Mackin, our Trailblazers Program Manager, supports folx who are interested in pursuing careers in the trades.  If you want to find out more about opportunities in carpentry, electric, plumbing, solar, or advanced manufacturing contact Missy at mmackin@vtworksforwomen.org, 802-655-8900 x503. Get to know Missy!

 

 

 

 

 

Heather Newcomb

Heather Newcomb

Heather Newcomb, our Work Readiness Program Manager, specializes in supporting women overcoming barriers to employment and preparing them to enter the workforce.  If you are in recovery, have experience with the justice system, or are facing other obstacles, reach out to Heather at hnewcomb@vtworksforwomen.org, 802-655-8900 x114. Get to know Heather!