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Employment and Career Services

Fall 2021 WorkshopS


Vermont Works for Women (VWW) is excited to launch 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 career journeys. This series will be led by VWW's Employment and Career Services Program Manager Paige Ruffner.

Each workshop will focus on a different stage 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).

Learn more about each workshop below and click the "Register Here" button to register. In addition to discussions of the topics, the workshops are great opportunities to ask questions and receive personalized career advice and support. Join us for all or one of these free, virtual workshops!

Find the Job that Fits: September 28th 5:30-7:00PM

Has COVID-19 thrown a wrench in your career plans? Do you need to make a change but you're not sure where to start? In this workshop, VWW will help broaden your thinking about your options and dispels some career myths, so you can get started in a job that's going to get you what you want - whether that's less stress, more stability, greater flexibility, or money! You will determine your employment priorities, receive tools to find a job that's going to meet these priorities, and figure out the #1 next step you're going to take to get you there. Come prepared to interact and engage with each other as you explore your own career and job options. Register here: find the job that fits

You have the Skills: October 19th 5:30-6:30PM

Have you ever seen a job listing that excites you but don’t apply because you have never done that specific job before? In this workshop you will learn how to identify your transferable skills and how your skills and experience qualify you for a greater range of jobs than you may have thought.  With a clear understanding of how to articulate your experience to employers, you will walk away with greater confidence for your job search! Come prepared to roll up your sleeves and discover the skills you have to get the job you want!register here: you have the skills

self-advocacy through communication: november 16th 5:30-7:00pm

Do you have the confidence to ask for a change in work schedule so you can meet your personal commitments? Do you want to advance in your job and are unsure how to approach your supervisor? In this interactive workshop, you will practice assertive communication strategies and how to listen actively so you can effectively speak up for yourself and advocate for your needs in the workplace. register here: Self-Advocacy

professional growth: december 14th 5:30-7:00PM

Are you in a job or career that you love but you want to advance? Are you ready to expand your skills and/or knowledge? Through this workshop you will learn how to have the mindset for continued professional growth, you will practice giving and receiving feedback for self-improvement, and learn how to set SMART goals to take steps forward in your career. 

Register here: Professional Growth


Your Workshop Presenter

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, 802-655-8900 x118. Get to know Paige!