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Circles USA Partners with JobLingo

Scott Miller_Jan McCormickLOWELL, AR, November 13, 2014 – Circles® USA has launched a partnership with JobLingo™ to offer chapters and sites across the United States and Canada comprehensive job readiness training content and innovative tools to help Circle Leaders move out of poverty.

Dr. Jan McCormick, JobLingo Founder, and Circles USA Founder & CEO, Scott Miller, have joined forces to offer a hybrid job and career development curriculum to enhance current Circle Leader Training. JobLingo’s unique job readiness program titled More Than Ready: 7 Proven Techniques for Job Winners provides micro video lectures and workbook exercises using a facilitated web-based training model.

“With more than 20 years of research and experience, Dr. McCormick is well-regarded for her work with at-risk populations,” said Miller. “JobLingo’s specialized job readiness and soft skills strategy is an excellent complement to our program.”

“We saw an opportunity to offer job readiness skills training through a range of interactive, online content and learning tools. This model empowers Circle Leaders to meet personal goals as well as the needs of the community,” said McCormick.

Circles USA has sites in 70+ communities, 23 states and Canada. JobLingo is the e-learning division of FullCircle Career Services, LLC. For more information about Circles USA, go to www.circlesusa.org. For more information about JobLingo, go to www.joblingo.com.

“What Color Is Your Parachute” Author Dick Bolles with Dr Jan

Dick BollesAuthor Dick Bolles of the 10 million copy best-seller What Color Is Your Parachute was happy to share a moment with JobLingo Founder, Dr Jan McCormick, at the 2014 National Career Development (NCDA) Conference in Long Beach, CA.

NOTE TO SELF: When you find a good horse, ride it. Certainly Dick Bolles found his horse in 1972 and 42 years later still brings new and clever perspective to every lecture. Funny, insightful, candid and giving, Mr. Bolles stands tall and strong as an iconic hero among job coaches, counselors and advisers. I liked his energy and enthusiasm for his craft and appreciation for his followers (he was very generous in providing additional information for attending his lecture). He certainly met my three criteria for a stand-out presenter: Inform, Inspire and Empower. And when you’re 87 and still writing and sharing your wisdom and gifts–you have my respect and admiration. Thank you Dick for crossing my path and reminding me to stay on my horse!

To read a recent article about Dick in the NY Times, follow this link http://goo.gl/Pytqzz.

7 Seconds to Land or Lose a Job

nwacc_color 2BENTONVILLE, AR — Seven seconds, that’s the amount of time experts say you have to make a good impression on a recruiter according to JobLingo Founder Dr Jan McCormick.

Northwest Arkansas Community College is bringing in employers and experts as part of Employment Readiness Week.

Students and anyone else who wanted to come got a crash course on the dos and don’ts of a job CP color logointerview, and some of the pointers are pretty interesting.

“Sometimes it takes a mentor to tell you the truth,” said McCormick.

Dr. McCormick works with Arkansas Career Pathways, Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund, Goodwill, DHS, Workforce, Washington and Madison County Drug Court, numerous non-profits and schools. On Wednesday, she was breaking down what it takes to impress an employer.

“First appearance is extremely important and you have to kind of sell yourself as opposed to just your skills,” said NWACC senior nursing student Amy Bokolas.

“It’s about squaring up and connecting with people…The person with the most skills doesn’t always get the job… Employers hire your energy as well,” said McCormick.

“I’m excited, really excited. I’ve waited a long time for this so, make my kids proud… I’m ready to get a job and get out there,” said Bokolas.

Today’s event was sponsored by the Arkansas Career Pathways Initiative. Northwest Arkansas Community College is hosting additional workshops and resume reviews throughout the week.

Source:  NWAHomePage.com

Source:  ArkansasMatters KARK Channel 4 Broadcast Report, Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. Little Rock, AR