With unemployment at an all-time high, Specialist Staffing Group has launched a new employability programme to help locals, who have found themselves out of work because of COVID-19, get back on the path to career success.
As the only pureplay STEM recruitment specialists, Specialist Staffing Group has spent the past 34 years helping the world’s brightest minds find life-changing careers. And now the team in Austin are sharing their knowledge and expertise with anyone who needs an extra hand.
Jacob Silverman, Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant, was the brains behind the new programme and came up with the idea after seeing an increase in requests for career prep on LinkedIn.
He said: “I spend my days advising people on how to make their talent shine. I knew I wanted to help those around me, so I thought what better way to make a difference right now than with resume advice and work support program. And it’s snowballed from there. What started with me and a few colleagues, is now a global initiative.”
Specialist Staffing Group has over 70 expert volunteers around the world helping people who are out of work to super-charge their resume and hone their interview skills – with a particular focus on adapting to virtual interviews.
One of the participants who found themselves out of work and keen to progress a tech career said, “I learnt so much about LinkedIn during my session with a Specialist Staffing Group volunteer. It taught me how to increase the odds to land a job. By the end of my session I knew what I had to do to improve my resume. I am so grateful for the advice!”
Jacob added: “We’ve already worked with nearly 100 people as part of this employability program. People who had been struggling to get noticed before are now making significant advances in their careers so I would encourage anyone who is looking for a job right now to get in touch.”
Sign up for resume advice and work support - https://www.sthree.com/en/specialist-staffing-group-our-resume-advice-program-were-here-to-help/
About Specialist Staffing Group
Specialist Staffing Group is the US division of SThree plc - the only global pure play specialist staffing business focused on roles in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The SThree group employs 3,000 people in 45 offices across 16 countries globally, including nine in the US.