Career Advisory/Skills Assessment
Career Advisory and Skills Assessment Services provided by SLATE
Here is listing of no cost services SLATE can provide to help prepare you for a successful job search and a new career.
Your search for a first job, a new job, or a new career should begin with a career self-assessment. When you visit our Center for the first time, you will be able to access several self-assessment tools including WIN Initial and Key Train Quick assessments. These tests will determine your individual understanding and reasoning skills in key employment situations and provide guidance about your occupational and educational goals. Additionally, these two assessments can prepare you for obtaining a National Career Readiness Certificate, highly valued by many employers. If you are unable to visit our Center but have access to a computer, you can access Career Explorer by registering on Jobs.Mo.Gov.
A critical element in any effective job search is an up-to-date network of contacts. Your success in finding that next right job may very well depend on how big your network is, and who's in it. If it has been some time since you have been invited to an interview or have received a return call, it may be time to look at improving your professional network. Key to this process is volunteering in your chosen industry, attending industry events, becoming involved in local causes or joining professional or social organizations. SLATE can help - check out our networking resource for the St. Louis area here.
Everyone knows that having a well crafted résumé is critical when seeking employment, the marketing tool you present and often the first impression you make. If you don't have a résumé, or wish to update and improve open an existing one, SLATE offers a Résumé Writing Workshop that provides real-world insight into customization, style, and the best practices hiring managers respond to most. Click here for a workshop schedule.
With a current résumé that has been fine-tuned, it's time to prepare for your upcoming interviews. An interview is your opportunity to show an employer that you are the right fit for the job. If you know you need to brush up on your interviewing skills, you can sign up for our interview workshop.
SLATE Missouri Career Center staff can assist you by recommending positions that become available that match your qualifications. To utilize this service, you must fully complete your registration information on Jobs.Mo.Gov. This will help our Advisors understand your qualifications and the positions you are seeking. If you need assistance with registration, please come see our staff and they can help guide you through the process.
Hot Jobs & Recruitment Events
If you need to secure a job immediately, you may also want to take a look at our weekly Hot Jobs. Each week we select opportunities area employers have asked us to fill as quickly as possible.You can apply for Hot Jobs by using the Job Order Number on Jobs.Mo.Gov. and/or via the company's website, depending on their preference and instructions. Periodically, we also host onsite Recruitment events that provide a great opportunity for job seekers to meet with employers one-on-one in our offices and apply for positions on the spot. You can view all our upcoming hiring events on the "Public Events" tab located on our homepage.
Adult Education & Literacy (AEL)/GED Classes
SLATE Career Center can help adults and out-of-school youth to prepare for Adult Education and Literacy (former GED) testing. SLATE partner with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), the St. Louis Public Schools and other community-based organizations to offer AEL classes to thousands of job seekers in the St. Louis area every year. To get started with AEL class you need to attend our AEL Orientation. Learn more.