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Job Seeker Testimonials

  • It's been a very rewarding experience for me, and I look forward to my future with them

    “I've been attending some of the workshops at the Springfield Career Center and find them very informative! While not new to the job search arena, I'm learning so many new things about job search options, resume and cover letter content. If anyone needs to learn new skills or simply wants to brush up on old skills, the career center is the place to go. I'm extremely impressed by the resources they have available, too, especially at their awesome new location. It's been a very rewarding experience for me, and I look forward to my future with them, as well as professionally. Thank you to the career center staff and a special shout-out to Belinda L.—you ROCK!” – Tami M.
  • A special thank you

    "I am a recent graduate of Route 66 CDL & Apprenticeship Inc. I was given all the tools I need to gain the confidence to receive my certificate of completion. Now after being unemployed for over two years, I'm scheduled to start my new truck driving career job. A special thank you to Trish Riedy at the Arnold Career Center for helping me get into the program." -- Rick B.
  • I have no doubt that come graduation time, I will get the best job I can.

    “I have been a student in three different countries and this is the first time that I have the experience of someone showing me how to make a resume. With a lot of patience, Kennett Career Center Advisor Sheila Fisher showed me the proper way to use the right tools to apply for a job. Having the skill to do a good resume can mean the difference of getting a job or getting nowhere. I have no doubt that come graduation time, I will get the best job I can. I am grateful for this experience!" – Rosa, Southeast Missouri State University student 
  • Useful information at your fingertips

    “We really appreciate our new Career Center publication carousel. It allows us to provide a lot of useful information for the customer to take home.”  St. Charles Functional Leader Karen Grim 
  • I can show how good I am as an employee

    "I think [WorkReadyMissouri is] awesome because that's exactly what somebody like me needs is to be able to go out there and show the employer how good I work, how good I am as an employee and be able to still keep my benefits." -- James V.
  • I really like the job and the people I work with

    “Today, I became a full-time employee at the United Community Credit Union thanks to the help of my Career Center Veterans Representative, Robert Wikowsky. I really like the job and the people I work with. The resume and cover letter you helped me develop are what got me the job.” -- Pam B.
  • Program helps workers and communities

    "The Disaster Recovery Jobs Program works well, meets the needs of the workers and provides job skills to be used in the future. It takes you off long-term unemployment and gives you new references. The program is also helping the county because work is being done that improves the look of roads, etc. We should all be proud." -- Jenny S.
  • Work experience of a lifetime

    “I was proud to be part of the first-ever State Parks Youth Corps. The program won a national award, gained lots of media recognition, and best of all helped over a thousand young people like me get the work experience of a lifetime.” -- SPYC  participant
  • They were really interested in making sure I’d be a good fit for the job

    “The State Parks Youth Corps was great! Career Counselors asked me up front about my interests and the kinds of career experience I was looking for and talked to me about the skills I had and the ones I wanted to develop. They were really interested in making sure I’d be a good fit for the job. All summer, they stayed in touch to make sure it was working out okay and that I was learning good skills. They wanted to make sure this was an experience that would prepare me for a career later in life.” -- SPYC  participant
  • This job opportunity would not have been made available to me without these two programs

    “With bills piling up and not knowing what lies ahead I found the opportunity to enter the Disaster Recovery Jobs Program with the City of Potosi, MO. This program allowed me to get a “foot in the door” and prove my worth as an employee. As luck would have it, a job opened up with the City of Potosi, through the Missouri Career Center's On-the-Job Training program and I was hired full time with Union benefits! I feel this job opportunity would not have been made available to me without these two programs. My family and I have greatly benefited from these services and owe a debt of gratitude to the staff and programs. In this difficult time when good jobs are hard if not impossible to find I am grateful I was afforded this chance to re-enter the workforce.” -- Byron L.