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  Employment Program

LOOKING FOR A JOB?

HOPELINK CAN HELP

Hopelink’s Employment Program provides several options to meet your employment goals. Read about the options below and decide which one is best for you!

Job and Career Coaching

Are you looking for help on a variety of job and career topics? Our Job and Career Coaching program aims to create a partnership between you and your Employment Specialist to reflect on and identify the skills, knowledge, and resources you need to achieve your employment goals. We use a collaborative approach where you meet with your dedicated Employment Specialist once a week to review progress. We can collaborate with you on:

  • Building a resume
  • Writing a cover letter
  • Ways to search for jobs
  • Preparing for interviews
  • Creating a long-term career plan
  • Making connections with employers
  • Finding the right education and training
  • And other things that support your goals!

If you would like to enroll in our Job and Career Coaching program, please email HEP@hopelink.org or call 425-250-3030 to learn more and make an appointment. This program is available to eligible adults living in North and East King County, within Washington State.

One-Time Employment Consultation

Are you looking for a one-time meeting with a professional Employment Specialist to receive insight and direction for your job search? Or maybe you’d like to try a job coaching session before committing to our ongoing Job and Career Coaching program (above)? If so, this service option may be a good fit for you. This one-time Employment Consultation is a one-on-one, 1-hour meeting with a Hopelink Employment Specialist, in which you can work with them on any of the same job search topics listed above.

If this one-time Employment Consultation service interests you, please email HEP@hopelink.org or call 425-250-3030 to learn more and make an appointment. This program is available to eligible adults living in North and East King County, within Washington State.

Job Readiness Workshops & Events

Please check back for future event listings.

Employment Help Desk Locations & Availability

The Employment Help Desks at the Shoreline, Bothell, and Kirkland Libraries are closed until further notice. Please check back here or on the King County Library System’s calendar for updates.

Frequently Asked Questions

For both our ongoing Job Coaching and the One-Time Employment Consultation, individuals must reside in Hopelink’s service area. Check https://www.hopelink.org/find-location to determine if you may qualify. If you reside outside our service area, we may be able to provide you with resources for your area.

 

This Employment Program is a job coaching program. As such, our Employment Specialists work with clients to help them build their job search skills. Many clients gain employment from enrolling in this program, but we are not a job placement or staffing agency and thus cannot guarantee a job.

 

Yes, our Employment Specialists would be happy to help you think of strategies to address that concern.

 

Yes, you are welcome to join the program! We want you to be comfortable communicating with us, and we are happy to support your English language skills. We can arrange for an interpreter to assist us, if needed.

Hopelink also has English for Work classes, which are designed to support people with developing English language skills while they prepare to get a job. Please see more information on that program here.

Yes, our Employment Specialists are able to help you locate and assess training opportunities. Thanks to a partnership with Coursera, an online learning platform, our staff may also be able to help you find free, virtual, at-your-own-pace classes.

 

Please note: This is a training program for clients to help them increase their job skills. For a list of current openings at Hopelink, please visit our career opportunities page.

 

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