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Changing Jobs: Finding Work That Fits

Changing Jobs: Finding Work That Fits

Are you considering a job change? This online class for women will help you identify work options and benefits that align with your interests, skills, and values. In three 90-minute class sessions, you will: Explore current local and statewide work and training opportunities Practice negotiating for better benefits and pay Connect with other women who are building confidence and exploring more rewarding careers

Connecting Women to Construction Careers

Connecting Women to Construction Careers

This summer and fall Maine employers will need construction workers. Take advantage of this virtual session designed for women* and underrepresented workers who are interested in exploring careers within the construction trades. Learn about low-cost or no-cost training programs and job opportunities in Maine. There are a variety of high-wage and high-demand careers you may have not previously considered.  In just over one hour with us, you’ll learn about opportunities …

Next Steps: Work & Life Beyond the Pandemic

Next Steps: Work & Life Beyond the Pandemic

The pandemic has made many of us examine our personal and professional goals and priorities. In this interactive online class participants will take steps toward work and life changes, make connections with other participants and community-based resources, set personal goals, and develop an action plan for making progress on their goals. Building a Strong Future: This session will welcome participants, provide an overview of the class, and introduce our instructors. In …

My Next Career Move Self-paced

My Next Career Move Self-paced

Take charge of your career and create an action plan to achieve success. Using our career development model, you will review your skills, interests, and experiences and relate them to career options. Identify high-growth job fields. Explore education and training options. Strengthen your resume for a targeted job search. Graduates of My Next Career Move are eligible to apply for the GEN Scholarship to be used at any University of Maine System …

Mardi Klein

In 2017 Mardi was referred to New Ventures Maine (NVME) when she moved back to Maine from New York City. With a background in International Education, Mardi’s plan was to continue working in education. Mardi met one-on-one with Lisa Sweet, NVME’s Southern Region Workforce Specialist on and off from 2017 through 2020. They discussed career options in Maine and fine-tuned Mardi’s resume and cover letter. Mardi worked in HR, was a …

Resume Strategies

Resume Strategies

Do you need to write or update your resume? In this interactive workshop, you will learn how to write an effective resume that highlights your skills and experience.

Interview Strategies

Interview Strategies

Join this workshop and prepare to interview with confidence. We will explore different types of interviews, tips for answering difficult questions, and the next steps after the interview.

Job Search Series

Job Search Series

Sign up for one, two, or three workshops. The sessions build on each other. 1.   Job Seeking Strategies – Tuesday, 8/3 We will explore effective tools to find a job including online applications, job boards, social media, and the power of networking. 2.  Resume Strategies – Tuesday, 8/10 Do you need to write or update your resume? In this interactive workshop, you will learn how to write an effective resume …

Marguerite sitting

Marguerite Ridgway – Richmond

40 Stories for 40 Years – Profilee 39 In 1978, Marguerite Ridgway served as a member of the first Advisory Council for the Displaced Homemakers Project (DHP).  She returned to NVME a few years later for assistance in a job change. To boost her confidence during a job search, Marguerite joined a DHP support group. This led to her applying for a carpentry apprenticeship at Bath Iron Works (BIW). At that time, …

Shannon sitting in chair

Shannon McLaughlin – West Gardiner

Soon after completing the class, Shannon started an internship with MaineGeneral Health (MGH). After a successful few months, she became a full-time practice coordinator. “Without My Next Career Move, I would not have imagined that I could translate my skills into something in the health care field. The class gave me the confidence to apply for this terrific opportunity. I found work where I can contribute – where my talent and perspective are respected.”

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