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Employment & Career Services

At Vermont Works for Women, we work with women and gender non-conforming individuals to help them get and keep jobs that meet their needs. 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


Our Employment & Career Services are free and open to everyone! There are no qualifications needed to access our services. We support women and gender non-conforming individuals from all backgrounds. 

Alternatively, our Women’s Career Mentoring Program provides the opportunity for you to meet one-on-one virtually with a mentor to talk about your career, get advice on your resume or cover letter, or learn more about a specific job, career field, or industry. Learn more, and request to meet with a career mentor.

Vermont Works for Women is partnering with Citizens Bank to offer a five-part online workshop series focused on financial empowerment throughout the summer and fall of 2021. Are you looking to learn more about managing your personal finances, and saving for the future? Click here to learn more and register for these free 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 women 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 justice involvement, or are facing other obstacles, reach out to Heather at hnewcomb@vtworksforwomen.org, 802-655-8900 x114. Get to know Heather!