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Career Development in Your Pocket
Everyone deserves the dignity of a job that optimizes their potential
A first-generation college student started Job-IQ during her senior year to get a jump on the job market. She completed the skills workshop where she created her resume and refined her elevator pitch and networking plans. JOB-IQ stayed with her through interviewing, negotiating a job offer, and getting started in the work world.
A seasoned corporate vice president was at a dead end. The work was no longer challenging and offered limited prospects. He went back to school. He earned a degree in a new discipline only to discover an entry-level position in his new field required a big a pay cut. Job-IQ helped him develop his long-held entreneurial dream using both experience and education.
50+ and Encore career
Following three decades as a high school teacher, this candidate was ready to retire but felt she had so much more to give. Job-IQ helped her set new career goals. She enjoyed community work and volunteered at a local charity. A few months later she was hired for a program position.
JOB-IQ: The Book
GREAT read. I enjoyed the energetic, uplifting tone.
I turn to the book before facing a career challenge for just the dose of inspiration I need.
I wish I had read this book a couple of jobs ago.
A lot of your advice when it came to starting your own business helped me think about what I've been doing wrong since starting freelancing.
Your story about getting a job you loved, then getting squeezed out, and dealing with the stress of starting a new business helped me put some of my recent career snafus in perspective.
PROJECTS and Grants
Diane David Spencer 2018 Global Good Fund Fellowship
Job-IQ is joining forces with @globalgoodfund to accelerate the positive impact of our social enterprise serving Americans 50+ seeking employment, better jobs, or encore careers.
The grant will support creating a specialized curriculum for 50+ Americans to help 50+ Americans find meaningful work.According to an Urban Institute study published last year, American workers in their fifties are about 20% less likely than workers ages 25-34 to become re-employed. Furthermore, nearly two-thirds of unemployed workers age 55 and older say they have been actively searching for a job for more than one year compared to just one-third of younger workers. (Click on Learn More to continue.)
St. Mary's College of Maryland HONORS COLLEGE, Pilot Program
Approximately 60 students at St. Mary's College of Maryland participated in the Job-IQ pilot program during the fall 2017 semester. The students downloaded the application and explored the modules on professional communication, resume development, interviewing, and telling their story. Among the findings: students reported benefiting from the on demand access on phone and web, were motivated by the gamification, and want more videos and connections with career advisors. (Pictured left, Molly Matthews interviews some of the students.)
2017 cohort, Washington, D.C.
Job-IQ's Molly Matthews joins the Seed Spot social entrepreneurs for the 14-week full-time program, during which entrepreneurs are surrounded by experts, mentors, and access to financing opportunities, to take their businesses to the next level culminating with each venture presenting at Demo Day at the Warner Theater in Washington, D.C. on July 6 (pictured left.)
STATE OF MARYLAND EARN MARYLAND GRANT
IN THE NEWS
A workforce training initiative funding by EARN MARYLAND, A the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. RX for Employability, a demonstration project leveraging multiple sectors and resources in Montgomery County, designed to create a sustainable and replicable career pathways.
RX for Employability recruited candidates from social service networks, provided pharmacy technician, coding, and sterilization processor training and connected graduates with employers such as CVS, Washington Adventist hospital, and physical offices.
ATLANTIC JOURNAL CONSTITUTION: WHY JOHNNY IS STILL ON YOUR COUCH AND YOUR TAB
BY MOLLY MATTHEWS
Johny figures he'll spend his evening with a beer, watching a game while he texts on his smart phone. Lethargic and depressed, he'll settle on his parent's sofa and wonder what happened. Just one year ago, he was a popular college senior, getting good grades, hanging out, and playing sports (continued on link below.)
CBS RADIO: BIZTALK WITH JOSH I SMITH
CBS radio's Josh Smith interviews Molly Matthews and Dr. Granville Sawyer about entrepreneurship and education. Dr. Sawyer, the author of COLLEGE IN FOUR YEARS: Make Every Semester Count, draws from his 30-plus years in higher education as an administrator and college professor. The book is written from the student’s perspective in short and focused chapters, employing narrative learning to impart timely, practical advice. It offers students extraordinary insider information that empowers and encourages them to graduate in four years with better grades and excellent job prospects.
share your job-iq story
We are seeking stories to publish on our upcoming
Job-IQ blog starting in January 2018.
Tell us your story about your mistakes or maybe about a miracle than helped you find meaningful life work.
Use the message box below or email us to info@Job-IQ.com (200 words or less please.)