All-volunteer association of job seekers enhances ties to Santa Cruz County businesses
CAPITOLA – Aug. 1, 2013 – Profile of Santa Cruz, a job search association of experienced professionals, today announced the launch of its Employer Outreach Program. PROFILE representatives will be contacting the hiring managers of Santa Cruz County businesses offering no-cost access to the association’s pool to talented professionals.
“Profile is seeking closer ties with the local business community and the Employer Outreach Program is our effort to let them know we provide no-cost access to highly-skilled professionals and veterans that can help them with their hiring and staffing needs,” said Rosalie Castello Flores, Associate Director of Profile. “We are calling businesses to introduce our services and request a meeting with hiring managers who may need experienced professionals to fill marketing, finance, education, legal, medical, technology, administration or other roles. Some business may be seeking veterans who qualify for hiring incentives and we can certainly help them.”
Profile helped 53 of its members to find jobs since January, a 15% success rate, based on total number of members. Both full-time and part-time positions were secured in the banking, education, food service, hospitality, non-profit and technology industries.
Volunteers will be reaching out to businesses by telephone to introduce Profile’s services to Santa Cruz County hiring professionals. They will request in-person meetings to deliver informative materials that outline Profile’s organization and services. The association is offering employers an alternative to job boards and placement agencies.
In addition to full-time work, a majority of Profile members are available for contract and part-time work. Profile members are based locally; there are no travel or relocation expenses. The association also offers a job board where businesses can advertise their open positions at no charge. Many military veterans offer a strong team focus, an ability to perform under pressure and respect for operational procedures.
About Profile of Santa Cruz
Profile of Santa Cruz, a chapter of Experience Unlimited, is an all-volunteer association for skilled professionals. Members come from diverse fields, including sales, the U.S. military, marketing, education, healthcare, training, finance, technology, human resources, manufacturing, and administration. PROFILE's mission is to connect local employers with talented professionals. There is no charge for participating.
The program provides a place where job seekers meet regularly with other career professionals to update their job search skills, share job leads and provide support through workshops and training. Workshops include job search strategies, résumé writing, interview techniques, résumé evaluations, mock interviews, communication skills and negotiating.
Santa Cruz County employers are encouraged to contact a representative in Profile’s office in the Capitola Career Center at 2045 40th Ave., Suite B, Capitola, Calif., 95010. For more information, call (831) 479-0393, email mailto:email@example.com or visit the http://www.SantaCruzPROFILE.org.