Tips For Local Graduates To Find Jobs And The Support They Need To Maintain Them


WARREN COUNTY, OH -- On Friday, the U.S. Department of Labor released its Jobs Report for May. According to the report, thousands of jobs in these sectors were added last month: Professional and business services like accounting (64,000 jobs), healthcare (52,000 jobs), transportation and warehousing (24,000 jobs) and restaurants (33,000 jobs).

As new graduates enter the workplace, we offer these five tips for graduates entering the workforce:

  • Find ways to build your credibility and value. Gain experience by volunteering in a way that uses your skills and take the initiative in proposing new projects.
  • Find a mentor. Finding and sustaining a relationship with someone who has more experience is strategic to long-term career growth.
  • Dress to match the culture. First impressions count.
  • Be coachable and a team player. Colleagues and managers will get frustrated if you come to work thinking you already know everything. Ask for help when you need it.
  • Be agile and continuously learn. The jobs of the future likely do not exist today. Pay attention to developments in your industry for opportunities that will open in the future.

At Cincinnati Works, we think about this work every day. Over the past 26 years, Cincinnati Works has eliminated barriers to employment and demonstrated that a job is just the beginning to economic self-sufficiency.

Kathrine Nero of Game Day Communications interview with Tianay Amat, President & CEO of Cincinnati Works. Amat was a former teacher and educator for more than 20 years. To learn more about visit the website

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