Today, Arizonans in our community are not only at-risk health-wise, but they are also at a greater risk in losing their job. Goodwill is anticipating a significant jump in the unemployment rate as we see more and more businesses impacted during COVID-19.
This is exactly why Goodwill exists. They offer no-cost career services to help individuals and families achieve employment and become self-sustaining. While, the Career Centers are temporarily closed, they offer services online as well and over the phone.
Right now, their team is working on connecting with employers to help you with job leads and other resources. If you are looking for a job during these uncertain times, visit MyCareerAdvisor.com or call Goodwill at 602-535-4444 to connect with a Goodwill Career Navigator.
MyCareerAdvisor.com gives you access to resume review and mock-interviewing. If you have been recently laid off, the first step in finding a new job is creating or updating your resume. Your resume needs to be clear, compelling and free of spelling and grammatical errors. Goodwill’s Career Navigator can assist you remotely to help format and proofread your resume to ensure you are putting your best foot forward.
With in person contact limited, many companies are relying on phone interviews as their first step. Prepare for this situation similarly to as you would a face-to-face interview. Do your homework by researching the company, make sure your environment is quiet during the call, and prepare for a standard line of questioning. Don’t hesitate to ask about hours and how quickly they need someone to start. We’re here to help you prepare for interviews with mock interviews over the phone.
We are working with companies who have immediate needs such as Basha’s, Safeway, Albertson’s, Sprouts, Shamrock Food Service, Valley Medical Supplies, Circle K, Winco, Food City, Walmart, Home Depot and more.
Once this pandemic is over, Goodwill knows many Arizonans are going to need help finding work. Your support is needed now more than ever! Use your time at home to declutter. Take it room-by-room to elevate being overwhelmed and ask the whole family to pitch in and clean out rooms and closets. Donations are still being accepted at stores and you can schedule a home pick up. You can limit directly contact, by leaving your items on the curb to avoid any personal contact during pick-ups. To find a location near you or schedule a pick up, visit: www.goodwillaz.org.