Hopelink’s Employment Program provides several options to meet all your employment goals. The Career Coaching program aims to create a partnership between clients and employment specialists to reflect on and identify the skills, knowledge, and resources needed to find employment. Hopelink uses a collaborative approach where clients meet with their dedicated employment specialist once a week to review progress. Read about the options below and decide which one is best for you!
Job and Career Coaching
The Job and Career Coaching program allows clients to collaborate with their employment specialist on a weekly basis to work on a variety employment needs to set clients up for success. 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.
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.
Worksource Connection Sites
Hopelink has formed an exciting partnership with WorkSource Washington to help support those seeking employment. WorkSource is a network of organizations focused on helping job seekers find rewarding employment, education, and training opportunities. WorkSource is the state’s one-stop workforce development system that supports those looking to excel and grow as working professionals.
Through this partnership, Hopelink now has a WorkSource Connection Site at all five of our centers. These sites are separate workstations within each center that offer:
- A computer with direct access to the WorkSource Washington website.
- Easy-to-use instructions on how to navigate the website.
- Hardware and software to print materials and stream training videos.
- News about job posting, hiring fairs, and other announcements to keep job seekers informed of career growth opportunities in their community.
- Staff support to help job seekers create a WorkSource account, complete WorkSource orientation online, search job listings, and much more!
The WorkSource Connection Sites are walk-in centers at our Redmond and Sno-Valley locations during Market Hours. There are no eligibility requirements, and the program is free of charge. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Email HEP@hopelink.org for more information.
For both our ongoing job coaching and the one-time employment consultation, individuals must reside in Hopelink’s service area.
Check out Locations Page to see 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.
Yes, employment specialists can help you locate and access 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.