Laid off after 32 years in the media industry WorkOne customer uses transferable skills to start manufacturing career
"WorkOne definitely helped me get a job. If I wouldn't have went to WorkOne, I would still be looking for one." -Mark Wethington, WorkOne Customer THE CHALLENGE Af ...   Read More »
After working for the Chicago Tribune for 32 years, with the majority at 24 years spent as a Production and Press Supervisor, Mark Wethington suddenly became unemployed due to company downsizing. As a supervisor he was skilled in managing employees and improving production outcomes. His skill set was easily transferable giving him the opportunity to shift his job search to production and supervisor positions in manufacturing. There was only one setback for him. He had been out of the job market for so long that he needed assistance with resume building and interviewing skills to get the type of job he was looking for. Luckily WorkOne was here to help!
Wethington worked with a Career Advisor to get a working resume together so he could confidently apply for jobs when the time came. Next, he attended a workshop on “How to Get a Job in Manufacturing” to learn more about what local employers were looking for in potential candidates. He participated in mock interviews to improve his interviewing skills. Finally, it was time to get out there and find a job. He worked with a recruiter that began to profile him with manufacturing employers while he continued to apply for positions daily.
Wethington applied for a few positions with different manufacturing companies to start off and had two potential offers within one week! He ended up accepting the position as a Shift Supervisor with ArcelorMittal at their Burns Harbor location. He started his new job at the beginning of May and is happy with his decision.
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