Patch and Danville-based What's for Work, an online career community, are looking for employers interested in hiring members of our Patch 100 project.
Our goal is to help prepare as many East Bay women as possible to find jobs in the coming 100 days. So far we have more than 50 qualified women working on preparing their social media profiles and resumes and interacting on the What's For Work? site. (We still have spots left for job-seekers. Click here to sign up. It's free.)
Are you currently looking for an amazing employee, a brand ambassador, someone who is looking to transfer her life skills and experience to your business? As a What's For Work? employer, for a fee you get access to our community of qualified, motivated women looking for companies they can grow with.
What's For Work? can help you:
- Find qualified, motivated candidates;
- Fill local and/or national openings;
- Post multiple jobs for no additional charge;
- Track applicants;
- Grow your business by promoting your expertise and services; and
- Brand your company with a digital store front.
- Sign up as an Employer for only $195 for a one-year subscription.
Company founder Teri Hockett explains the benefits of hiring someone returning to the workforce.
"At a time where more companies are asking employees to do more with less, you cannot afford to not look at the value that this underutilized workforce brings," Hockett said.
She points out that a woman who takes on the "selfless and unconditional responsibility" of raising children can transfer those skills to nurturing the growth and financial well-being of a company. (Related article: Qualities of a Super Mom.)
Hockett's business capitalizes on the traits of a stay-at-home mother, who has proven she can:
1. See the whole picture;
2. Prioritize any situation, has the innate ability to see and prioritize what tasks need to be done and in what order;
3. Be kind, considerate and compassionate;
4. Demonstrate strong work ethic and be dependable, reliable and flexible;
5. Be innovative, making something out of seemingly nothing;
6. Be a multi-skilled individual who is more concerned about a job well done than who was responsible for what part;
7. Be a strategic thinker, works well within a tight timeline and limited budget.
Hockett has more than 15 years of experience in the corporate and start-up world and was inspired to create What's for Work as she was preparing to return to work after raising two daughters.
Her co-founder, Dennis Thompson, has expertise in executive recruiting and career management, and he brings more than 20 years of experience helping his clients find their dream jobs.
They offer a customized job search feature, a resume builder to help women identify and translate their life skills into valuable work experience; an interview worksheet with a detailed strategy, along with the heart and soul of the site: a vibrant community of other empowered women, experts and companies to network with, share stories with and get advice and assistance from.
According to one company's testimonial:
I am so excited. On my first full day as an Employer on What's For Work?, I sent 3 messages out around 4:00 pm, and heard from two great candidates within 30 minutes! Can't tell you how thrilled I am with the response.
— Debra Constantine, business owner
If you are with a company with a job opening, you can always post it on the Patch jobs page (point your mouse to the "More Stuff" or the mini arrows at the far right of the homepage top navigation blue menu bar and click "jobs.")
If you would like more information about becoming an employer on What's for Work, contact Dennis Thompson, Dennis@whatsforwork.com.