Coursera is an online platform that gives unemployed New Yorkers access to over 4,000 programs across high-growth industries. With Coursera, you can build skills in data science, business, and technology. Many of these programs are pathways to industry-recognized credentials and can help elevate your career.
Frequently Asked Questions about Coursera
What is a Coursera course like? Coursera courses have been developed by well-known colleges, universities, and training providers. Courses include videos, readings, and quizzes and can be completed at your own pace. Most available courses have an average completion time of between 10 and 30 hours.
What equipment do I need? You will need a computing device with a broadband internet connection. Coursera courses can be completed on most newer mobile devices.
Which Coursera courses should I take? RochesterWorks has identified a number of recommended course collections. Your RochesterWorks! representative will help you decide which course collection or individual courses are best for you.
How much will this cost me? Coursera enrollment is being offered to unemployed New Yorkers free of cost.
What if I need help? A RochesterWorks representative will monitor your progress. We want to help you successfully complete your chosen courses. If you need help at any time, you may e-mail us at email@example.com.
How do I sign up for Coursera?
After an initial conversation with a RochesterWorks representative, your RochesterWorks! representative can arrange for you to receive an e-mail inviting you to join Coursera. Speak to your RochesterWorks representative or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about Coursera and how to obtain a voucher through RochesterWorks for free access to Coursera’s Online Trainings, please view our e-learning course.
Motivational Moment is a weekly dose of motivation, inspiration, and education with Coach Rosa Smith-Montanaro. New sessions premiere every week on the RochesterWorks YouTube channel and on Facebook . You'll find great content like Self-Compassion, Rewarding Your Hard Work, Social Wellness While in Job Transition, Building a Community of Choice, Social Wellness at Work, Transferable Skills, and more.
Call the Ticket to Work Help Line to get answers to your questions about Ticket to Work and other Work Incentives, working while you’re receiving benefits and reporting your wages to Social Security. You can reach the Help Line at 1-866- 968-7842 or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY) Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET.
Opt in to receive information via text about the Ticket Program directly from the Social Security Administration by texting the word “TICKET” to 474747. You can opt out at any time.
How do I get started with the Ticket to Work program?
Getting started is easy if you decide to participate! To verify your eligibility and assign your ticket, you can call the Ticket to Work Helpline at 1-866-968-7842 / 1-866-833-2967 (TTY) or contact RochesterWorks.
Connect with RochesterWorks' Disability Resource Coordinator, Lindsay Murphy, by email or call 585-258-3500 x3513.
Am I eligible for the Ticket to Work program?
You may be eligible if you are between 18 and 64, receive SSDI/SSI, and want to work. There is no cost or obligation to participate. Through this program, people with disabilities can achieve financial independence.
Myths About Disability Benefits and Work
MYTH: If I try to go to work, I will automatically lose my Medicare or Medicaid.
This is a myth. First, as long as you keep receiving a benefit check of any amount, you will keep your health insurance. If you earn enough that your Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) checks stop, Medicare can continue for up to 93 months. If you currently receive Medicaid, you should be eligible to continue to receive Medicaid even after you stop receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits due to work. To be eligible you need to meet certain requirements, which include earnings below a threshold amount set by your state. Even if your earnings exceed the state threshold, you may still be eligible and should talk to your state Medicaid office. For more information about Keeping Your Medical Benefits after cash benefits stop, visit ssa.gov/redbookand socialsecurity.gov/disabilityresearch/.
MYTH: If I use my Ticket to go to work, Social Security will conduct a medical review of my case, and I will lose my benefits.
This is also a myth. Social Security ordinarily reviews your medical condition from time to time to see whether you are still disabled, using a process called the medical Continuing Disability Review, or medical CDR. If you participate in the Ticket program with either an Employment Network or your State Vocational Rehabilitation Agency, and make “timely progress” following your individual work plan, Social Security will not conduct a review of your medical condition. If a medical CDR has already been scheduled for you before you assigned your ticket, Social Security will continue with the medical CDR.
MYTH: If my checks stop because I go to work and then I have to stop working because of my disability, I will have to reapply for benefits all over again. It took me forever to be approved for benefits and I cannot afford to wait that long again. As a result, I should not try to work.
Again, it’s a myth. You will not need to reapply if your benefits ended within the past five years due to your earnings and you meet a few other requirements, including that you still have the original medical condition or one related to it that prevents you from working. This is a work incentive called Expedited Reinstatement. You may even be able to receive up to six months of temporary cash benefits in addition to Medicare or Medicaid coverage while SSA conducts a medical review to determine if your benefits can be reinstated.
The Ticket to Work program is a Social Security Work Incentive period, or Trial Work Period (TWP). Work Incentive periods allow beneficiaries to enter, reenter, or continue working by protecting their eligibility for cash payments and health care coverage until they obtain self-supporting employment. You can get started on the path towards financial independence, whether you're searching for a job for the first time or returning to work after an injury or illness.
What is a Trial Work Period?
If you receive SSDI, your TWP allows you to test your ability to work for at least 9 months. During your TWP, you’ll receive full SSDI benefit payments, no matter how much you earn — as long as you report your work activity and continue to meet Social Security’s rules for disability. The TWP continues until you accumulate nine TWP service months (not necessarily consecutive) within a rolling 60-month period.
What happens when my Trial Work Period is completed?
In addition to your TWP, you will have 36 months of Extended Eligibility (EPE). The Social Security Administration will determine your eligibility for benefits based on your Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) levels during this Work Incentive period.
If your work and earnings fall below the SGA level during your EPE and you continue to have a disabling impairment, you will receive benefits. We will determine whether additional Work Incentives can be applied to your situation; for example, whether you are eligible for deductions from your gross earnings for impairment-related expenses or services.
When you work above SGA in the EPE for the first time, Social Security decides that you no longer qualify for disability. It is then considered that your disability has ended. You will receive Social Security benefits for the month your disability ended and the following two months. That period is known as the grace period. Suppose your earnings drop below SGA while still in the 36-month re-entitlement period. In that case, Social Security can restart your benefits without a new application through Expedited Reinstatement (EXR).
Expedited Reinstatement (EXR) acts as a safety net for people who successfully return to work and lose their entitlement to benefits. You can have your benefits restarted without needing to reapply if you become disabled for a medical condition that's the same or related to your original disabling impairment within five years of when your benefits were stopped under EXR.
What is the Ticket to Work program?
The Ticket to Work program is a Social Security Work Incentive program that allows employment service providers ("Employment Networks") to assist participants with disabilities in securing meaningful employment without risk to the participant's benefits.
With the Ticket Program and other Work Incentives, you can keep your benefits while exploring employment opportunities and gaining work experience. Medicaid or Medicare will often continue to pay benefits throughout your transition to employment. If you cannot continue working due to your disability, there are protections to assist you.
Upon assigning your ticket to RochesterWorks, a trained Career Advisor will be able to offer you intensive, one-on-one support and assistance. Support is provided for job search and application, resume writing, interview preparation and practice, accommodation requests, and general career guidance.
Registration Form RochesterWorks uses this form to register new customers. To comply with the federal reporting requirements for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) programs, we must collect personal information about our customers. Information you provide is used only for purposes directly related to WIOA, and all New York State Career Centers follow federal guidelines on handling and protecting your information.
Supplemental Questionnaire The information on this form helps us determine whether you qualify for any other Workforce System programs or services. All information you provide to us is kept confidential and only be used to determine further program eligibility, reporting requirements under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, and affirmative action policies. This form is provided to serve customers better, but it is entirely voluntary.
An initial skills assessment is the first step to using RochesterWorks' free services. During this session, a Career Services Advisor will help you register in our system, issue an NYID number, and open access to all of RochesterWorks' resources.
First, the Career Services Advisor will review your customer intake forms:
Verify date of birth – a state-issued ID or benefits card is required
Offer a voter registration form
Verify selective service registration, if applicable
Discuss current employment status and review work history and education
Next, you'll discuss your current work search and career activities:
How you've been searching for work
Your skills and experience
Your goals, priorities, and challenges
Then, you'll be guided through a variety of resources and action items:
Job search resources available through RochesterWorks and the NY Department of Labor
Career exploration resources
Career interest assessments, if applicable
Recommendations for RochesterWorks workshops based on your needs and goals
When is the next 5 Steps class session?
5 Steps sessions run monthly as long as a minimum of six participants have committed to attend the program.
Application Review Begins
WED 6/22 - TUE 6/28
WED 7/20 - TUE 7/26
WED 8/17 - TUE 8/23
WED 9/21 - TUE 9/27
WED 10/19 - TUE 10/25
WED 11/16 - TUE 11/22
WED 1/18 - TUE 1/24
WED 2/22 - TUE 2/28
WED 3/22 - TUE 3/28
WED 4/19 - TUE 4/25
WED 5/17 - TUE 5/23
WED 6/21 - TUE 6/27
How do I apply for the 5 Steps program?
1st: Sign up for a 5 Steps Info Session. The Info Session is a mandatory pre-requisite for the program and you'll need to take it before you can access the application.
2nd: At the end of your info session, you’ll receive a link to the 5 Steps Application. When you fill out your application, ensure that the email address you provide is one that you check regularly. This will be the email address used to send you your acceptance and course materials throughout the program.
Click the link for the month you’d like to apply for
Fill out your information
3rd: Check your e-mail! All applications are reviewed together on the Monday after the application deadline.
511Rideshare Statewide / RocEasyRide Ridesharing can be a convenient option – allowing you to save money and connect with others. 511NY Rideshare offers ride matching for carpools and vanpools, and resources for taking transit, finding park and ride lots, bicycling, walking, telework and other options.
RTS Jobs First Program With the RTS "Jobs First" program, RTS offers a free, round-trip bus ride to anyone in the community who is unemployed and needs transportation to an interview. If you need a ride, call RTS Customer Service at 585-288-1700 to find out about eligibility requirements. Just provide your interview details and they'll send out passes for a free round trip on any RTS bus if you qualify
RTS On-Demand RTS On Demand is a mobility option in which ADA-accessible vehicles provide service on demand within On Demand Zones. Customers can book rides through the On Demand app or by calling Customer Service.
Information for Children, Teens and Their Families In New York, we offer a range of services to help identify emotional health needs and to provide treatment or support. It is a fact that children can and do recover from even the most serious emotional disturbances.
Information for Military Personnel & Their Families In recognition of the contributions made by the Armed Forces of the United States, the New York State Office of Mental Health offers outreach, information and referral services, and counseling to support service members, their families, and veterans during deployment, reintegration, and post–deployment periods
MHANYS’ Mental Health Information Center (MHIC) Links & Resources Database If you need further assistance please call MHANYS at 1-800-766-6177 [outside NYS: Call (518) 434-0439], ask for the Mental Health Information Center, or email email@example.com. The MHIC Information and Referral Line operates during regular business hours (M-F; 9am-5pm). We link you to a broad range of local, statewide, and national mental health organizations and programs, and answer questions on mental health topics.
Food & Nutrition
Monroe County Community Gardens Community Gardens connect local residents with local and sustainable produce by providing space for families to grow food for their households.
New York Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program is a special supplemental food program for women, infants, and children up to the age of 5. All applicants must be income eligible and have a medical or nutritional risk. The WIC Program provides nutritious foods, along with nutrition education, and information on where to apply for free or low-cost health care, or other needed services in the community.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the largest federal nutrition assistance program. SNAP provides benefits to eligible low-income individuals and families via an Electronic Benefits Transfer card. This card can be used like a debit card to purchase eligible food in authorized retail food stores.
WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) The WIC Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) is associated with the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, popularly known as WIC. The FMNP provides coupons for fresh, unprepared, locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs to individuals certified to receive WIC program benefits. FMNP coupons can be redeemed to buy eligible foods from farmers, farmers' markets or roadside stands that have been approved by the State agency to accept FMNP coupons.
Housing & Utilities
Assisted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® The Assisted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program makes it easy and affordable to make the smart investment in a more energy-efficient home, helping income-eligible homeowners across the State lower their energy bills and live more comfortably all year long.
EmPower New York EmPower New York provides no-cost energy efficiency solutions to income-eligible New Yorkers.
Find Affordable Housing Opportunities HUD helps apartment owners offer reduced rents to low-income tenants. To apply, contact or visit the management office of each apartment building that interests you.
Foreclosure Avoidance Counseling HUD-approved housing counseling agencies are available to provide you with the information and assistance you need to avoid foreclosure.
Habitat for Humanity & ReStores Serving Our Area Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization. Families in need of decent, affordable housing apply for homeownership with their local Habitat for Humanity. Habitat homeowners pay an affordable mortgage, receive financial education and help build their homes alongside volunteers.
Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) The housing choice voucher program provides assistance to very low-income families to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing. Housing can include single-family homes, townhouses and apartments and is not limited to units located in subsidized housing projects.
Housing Counseling Agencies Free or low-cost counseling services for buying, renting, defaults, foreclosures, credit issues and reverse mortgages
City of Rochester Community Centers Rochester's R-Centers offer first-rate programs, facilities and professional staff to promote healthy living, education, creativity, self-discovery and positive relationships
New York State of Health Marketplace Compare health plan options and apply for assistance that could lower the cost of your health coverage. You may also qualify for health care coverage from Medicaid or Child Health Plus through the Marketplace.
We offer small-scale events, called “Recruiting Round Rochester” featuring one to two employers at a time, hosted on site at the Career Center. Recruiting Round Rochester is typically hosted on Thursday mornings from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - view our calendar to see who is hiring next.
Virtual Job Fairs
Through a partnership with Monroe County, we host monthly virtual job fairs that give job seekers the opportunity to text and video chat with local employers.
Job seekers create an online profile to showcase their skills and resume while participating businesses create a virtual booth to share information about their organization including work culture, benefits, and job openings, as well as video and/or social media links.
Community Job Fair
Community Job Fairs are midsize events hosted by the Monroe Job Opportunities Integrated Network (JOIN) and a host town or neighborhood in Monroe County, including regular events at the Monroe Community College (MCC) Downtown Campus. These in-person events allow job seekers to directly engage with 15 - 20 participating employers to talk about available openings, discuss the application process, and submit their resumes to recruiters and hiring managers.
JOIN is a partnership between RochesterWorks and Monroe County to increase the accessibility of job fairs for residents in all corners of our community.
How To Apply for the Training Grant
Register with RochesterWorks by completing an Initial Skills Assessment with a Career Advisor. You can book an appointment online or call to get started.
Take the required Training Grant Info Session. In-person options are listed on our workshop calendar, or complete the session online through our e-learning platform.
Complete the Training Grant Application provided at the end of the Training Grant Info session.
Make an appointment with a RochesterWorks Training Grant Representative to review your grant request. Call the Training Grant line at 585-258-3500, option 4.
Things to Know About the Training Grant
1. Who is eligible for Workforce Innovation & Opportunity (WIOA) training funds?
A WIOA grant can only be used to fund training for jobs available in the local job market. Take a look at the Monroe County demand occupations list to determine which job titles would likely be approved for training.
RochesterWorks can only approve training funds for individuals who live in Monroe County or dislocated workers who were laid off from a Monroe County employer.
The person applying for training must be qualified for it and possess the necessary skills and qualifications to enroll in and complete the program. Applicants must meet admission requirements for the school or program they wish to attend.
2. Is there a maximum amount available to an individual?
WIOA grants are only available to a person who is unable to obtain grant assistance or financial aid from other sources. This includes sources such as Trade Adjustment Assistance, Pell Grants, New York State TAP Grants, and financial assistance offered by employers.
Obtaining the RochesterWorks Training Grant requires utilizing all other grants or scholarships available to you. You must complete the FAFSA form to apply for the federal Pell grant and New York State TAP, even if you know you will not be approved. You also need to apply for tuition benefits if your employer offers them. You may still qualify for the RochesterWorks training grant even if you are denied federal or state assistance. Your RochesterWorks training grant will be applied to your tuition and fees before student loans.
3. What training is eligible for funding? Are college courses included?
Support for college courses can only be provided if a degree is required for the type of work sought and all other conditions are met. The requirements are that the training is in a demand occupation, the program can be completed in two years or less, training or education is provided by a New York State Eligible Training Provider, and no other financial aid is available. There are restrictions on bachelor's degree programs for dislocated workers. There is no funding available for master's degrees.
Online courses, distance-learning programs, and hybrid programs are all covered as long as they lead to a credential, require interaction with instructors, and require periodic testing. If your course leads to an industry-recognized credential (such as a license, a certificate, or a degree) from an accredited college, university, or training program, then may be covered.
Is there anything that is not covered?
Prerequisites are not covered.
Correspondence or home study courses that don't meet the criteria for distance-learning programs (as outlined above) are not covered.
Master's degree programs are not covered.
4. If I receive Unemployment Insurance benefits, can I still receive those benefits while I’m in training? (What is Section 599?)
The New York State Department of Labor provides Section 599 to allow people receiving unemployment benefits to still receive benefits while taking part in training courses, such as those funded by our Training Grant. A person approved for training under this provision may be exempt from the work search requirement and may be eligible for up to 26 additional weeks of unemployment benefits when funding is available. Because additional funding isn't always available, approval of your training does not guarantee that you'll receive additional benefits or that they'll cover the term of your training in full.
5. Are there any requirements for receiving funding once I start training? What do I need to do after I’m approved for the grant?
RochesterWorks training grant funding is part of our overall career center funding, so we work with grant recipients to make sure that the training will lead to a suitable job.
When accepting the grant, the grant recipient agrees to specific responsibilities, one of which is regularly communicating with your career center representative. If you fail to meet these responsibilities, you may lose your funding.
Your career center representative will ask you to update them about your progress at least once a month. We've outlined the specific details about regular contact and other documents we'll need from you on the Employment and Training Plan and Training Enrollment Agreement. These documents should be kept somewhere you can access them regularly.
In the Employment and Training Plan, pay special attention to the section on Customer Responsibility. This section will give you the exact dates when you need to provide certain items. Our training customers are typically asked to provide us with class attendance, grades, progress reports, the bill and schedule for future semesters and sessions, and a certificate of completion or diploma at the end of training.
6. Is the Training Grant considered taxable income? Will this affect my income taxes next year?
RochesterWorks training grants, like most scholarships, are not taxable. So RochesterWorks won't provide you with any tax-related documents.
Even if you take out student loans to pay for your education, you may be able to receive tax deductions for the amount not covered by RochesterWorks or other grants or scholarships. Your tax advisor can advise you on how to get the maximum tax benefit from your education.
About the Training Grant
RochesterWorks provides up to $6,000 to Monroe County residents (or dislocated workers laid off by Monroe County employers) who demonstrate they cannot maintain employment or improve their employment status with their current skills.
Grants are awarded, in part, based on how well the training will prepare you to secure suitable, full-time employment in an in-demand occupation. Many colleges, universities, vocational schools, and training institutions are eligible for funding. You may have to meet specific income guidelines to qualify. Please note, all guidelines and funding are subject to change at any time based on local policy changes and the availability of WIOA funds
An information session is required for any individuals interested in pursuing Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act funding for training. See the "How to Apply" section for details on how to get started.
In addition to on-demand e-learning courses on resume writing and interactive live workshops, our staff can provide you with a detailed review of your resume. You'll learn which resume formats work best for you, how to write effective bullet points, identify transferable skills, and align with resume best practices. Whether you've recently revamped your resume or you haven't written one in years, RochesterWorks can help you get your document in great shape.
If you prefer to experience our workshops at your own pace through videos and mini-quizzes, or if you cannot attend our live sessions, our E-learning courses may be a great fit for you. Courses are available in various lengths, from just a few minutes to about an hour long.
Our catalog also includes information sessions for our popular 5 Steps to Rapid Employment program and Training Grant, the New York State Department of Labor’s Unemployment Orientation, and an overview of the Ticket to Work program.
An employment assessment helps you explore career options by relating your interests, skills, abilities, and personality to occupations commonly chosen by people with a similar "profile." However, it does not suggest what you should be or if there are job openings in that occupation. We use the Harrington O'Shea and the O*Net Interest Profiler to assess candidates.
Here's how to get started at home:
Visit www.mynextmove.org to take the O*Net Interest Profiler.
Once on the site, click on the 'Tell Us What You Like to Do' box.
Include your O*Net Interest Profiler results and (if possible) your NY number, as well as what you hope to gain from the appointment
Get assistance with your resume, job search, career transition, professional development, and more from a Career Services Advisor. We engage knowledgeable, compassionate, and supportive advisors who focus on the whole person when working with our customers.
A Career Advisor will meet with you for your first appointment to determine your career goals and any barriers you may face. They will work with you to create a strategy to help you reach those goals. Your advisor will provide you with a checklist of resources and recommendations at the end of the session so you always know what to do next.
If our advisors cannot assist with a problem you're facing, they can refer you to one of our community partners.
Contact RochesterWorks to schedule your appointment:
Social Security (SSI and SSDI) recipients between the ages of 18 and 64 can participate in a voluntary Ticket to Work program. The program allows you to try going back to work without threatening your Social Security benefits.
By assigning your Ticket to RochesterWorks, you will be eligible to receive personalized, one-on-one career assistance from a qualified Career Advisor. Various services are available, including assistance with your job search and online applications, help writing your resume, interview practice and preparation, help to request accommodations, and general career guidance.
Work Experience Program
Work Experience Program is a program of the Monroe County Department of Human Services that helps clients receiving benefits gain/refresh marketable skills.
*Recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Wage Subsidy Program
The job readiness training offered by RochesterWorks prepares customers for competitive employment by providing wage subsidies to help them obtain employment.
*Recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Job Readiness Training
Focuses on the development of the individual and the family as a whole. It is also open to noncustodial parents referred to the program by the court system.
*Recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
In this process, the Monroe County Department of Human Services evaluates each customer's past, present, and future goals before assigning them to appropriate activities.
*Recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Adults in Recovery: Substance Use Disorders and Mental Health
Participants complete classroom training to become Certified Recovery Peer Advocates (CRPA), Certified Addiction Recovery Coaches (CARC), and Certified Peer Specialists or complete paid work experience hours needed for initial certification as a Certified Recovery Peer Advocate. RochesterWorks will also enroll participants in the 5 Steps to Rapid Employment program. Other supportive services, such as transportation assistance, may be provided if they qualify.
This programming is made possible through the support of the Mother Cabrini Health Foundation Grant, ESL Foundation Grant, and Opioid National Dislocated Worker Grant
Workshops offered by RochesterWorks are designed to help job seekers achieve their career goals through training and education in Job Readiness, Career Exploration, Self-Employment support, and other special topics. Workshops are great for people who enjoy learning through interactive classroom activities. Our workshops last 60 to 90 minutes during our regular business hours, Monday through Friday.
For on-demand, self-paced learning with our workshops, view the E-Learning section under the Individual Programming tab.
Job Strategy Group
Our job strategy group is a safe space for job seekers to practice introductions, celebrate successes, and learn from one another. We meet every Wednesday morning, and our topics change based on the suggestions and requests of group members.
Day 1: Learn How to Ride the Emotional Roller Coaster
Day One of the 5 Steps Program lays the foundation for success in focus management. Participants will learn how to identify the thoughts and beliefs that may be holding them back, how to change those thoughts, and how to ask better questions.
Day 2: Defining Your Goals - Jobs that Enrich Your Life
Day 2 is all about defining a workplace goal to enrich your life - in other words, "work to live , don't live to work." Instruction builds on day one and dives deeper into what makes you happy both at home and at work. Explore your life values, workplace values, and what options are available that allow you to explore new career pathways.
Day 3: Using Values-Based Resume and Self-Marketing Tools
Day 3 focuses on communicating value messages and how to showcase the value you have to offer an employer. Participants will learn how to create three specific job campaign documents: a value-based resume, a reference portfolio, and a case study.
Day 4: Creating a Meticulous Action Plan (MAP)
If you struggle with a job search plan, Day 4 will help you outline your MAP by planning your time around your end goal and identifying the most effective methods and strategies for your job search. There will be a better sense of organization and structure in your life.
Day 5: Taking Action and Mastering A Few Self-Marketing Tools
Day 5 will help you put everything you've learned throughout the week together and teach you how to now market yourself using these new insights, including how to effectively do your research before the interview, setting up your campaign headquarters, and bringing your best self to the interview.
Things to Know
A minimum of six participants is required for a cohort to run
Participants need access to the Internet for class sessions and homework.
Most participants spend 2-4 hours per night on homework
Using the learning platforms successfully requires a basic understanding of how to use the internet
Participants need a free Zoom account, a webcam, and a microphone (including those built into your laptop, tablet, desktop, or other smart device).
Materials and important class information are sent via email - participants should check their inbox regularly and know how to download and open attachments
Applicants must commit to all five days of instruction if they wish to participate in the program.
The 5 Steps Info Session is required to apply. Register for an Info Session now online or in person.
About the 5 Steps Program
5 Steps to Rapid Employment is a holistic, step-by-step career development program combines live instruction with independent online learning where participants learn how to proactively campaign for jobs instead of just searching for them. Through the program, first developed by Motivational Career Coach Jay Block, Five Steppers learn how to determine their market value, demonstrate the results they can provide to employers, develop self-marketing tools, and take control of their careers regardless of changes in the job market.
Following the program, 5 Step graduates receive ongoing support from an exclusive 5 Steps LinkedIn group, monthly Campaign Team meetings, and one-on-one coaching with RochesterWorks 5 Steps Certified coaches.
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