By Ashley Rader
Job seekers in Carter County got a lift Wednesday when the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Career Coach rolled into town.
Approximately 35 people visited the Career Coach while it was set up outside the Elizabethton/Carter County Public Library. The Career Coach is a bus equipped with 10 computer stations, two printers and a Smartboard to help job seekers with information they need to be prepared during their job search.
Stephen Jeter, a career coach on the Career Coach, said it was an exciting morning at the ECCPL. When the bus arrived, a small crowd was waiting.
“We helped around eight people in the first hour we were here,” Jeter said. “We are here to help people develop strategies to help in their job search.”
People who visited the Career Coach could get assistance with their resumes, use Career Coach resources to search available job postings and learn interview and job searching skills.
Jeter said Career Coach staff could review resumes that had already been written, help make changes if necessary or help job seekers draft a new resume. Also, after the resume had been reviewed, a hard copy and an electronic copy was provided to the client.
“We always suggest they take both,” Jeter said. “When it comes time to update a resume, it is easier to make those changes when they have an electronic copy.”
Jeter said most of the clients visiting the Career Coach were seeking resume help.