Employers

Benefits of WISE

Posted by:

If you receive social security benefits, you may have heard of WISE (Work Incentives Seminar Events) webinars. These are free webinars that go over various topics that are beneficial to social security beneficiaries. They cover a wide range of subjects. Last month’s topic was Ticket to Work and the Path to Employment. You can register for this month’s WISE webinar here: https://choosework.ssa.gov/wise/

Archived

WISE is known to be held on the fourth Wednesday of each month. If you miss a webinar, ...

Continue Reading →
0

Comparing TTW and Regional Center Services

Posted by:

Polishing the Professional offers several different services to help our clients land gainful employment. Two of these services are at no cost to you. These are our Regional Center and Ticket to Work services.

Regional Center

Regional center clients receive work readiness training, job placement support, and long-term support through vocational services.

Work readiness training consists of our pre-employment training program. We make sure our regional center clients know how to answer interview questions and conduct themselves in an interview. If they need ...

Continue Reading →
0

Criminal Records and Employment

Posted by:

When looking for employment, a criminal record can be a significant hindrance. The information in this post should help you decide how you will handle your job search.

What to Avoid 

Look for work that is not related to your conviction or arrest. For example, if you received a DUI, do not apply for positions that require you to drive. If you stole money, do not apply for a job as a bank teller. Background checks will focus on these areas based ...

Continue Reading →
0

The Number One Reason Why You Probably Did Not Get the Job

Posted by:

The number one reason why you probably did not get the job is:

LACK OF PREPARATION!

As a Recruiter, one of the first few questions I usually ask a potential candidate is:

“What do you know about the position you are applying for?”

“What do you know about the company?”

“Why do you want to work for the company?”

The typical answers that I usually get are generic responses, such as:

“Well, I don’t know a lot about the position. Can you tell me more?”

“I hear that ...

Continue Reading →
0

IT’S NATIONAL HIRE A VETERAN DAY

Posted by:

Good morning all, especially our courageous veterans. Today is National Hire a Veteran Day. Polishing the Professional would like to encourage every able company to offer veterans employment on this day.

Here at Polishing the Professional, we understand the obstacles veterans may face entering back into the workforce. We have a special program specifically for helping military professional that ensures the support of preparing them to enter the workforce. PTP will also help them find employment. Register at Polishingtheprofessional.com ...

Continue Reading →
0

Employers Are Our Customers Too

Posted by:

FOR MORE THAN 14 YEARS, we have made and developed relationships with many employers throughout Los Angeles county. Our relationships are why we can produce 200 placements in two years, while similar programs could only achieve between 8 to 12 placements in a year. We are not gloating about our success, but we are VERY PROUD of the work we do.

In the past, some job-seekers have had a hard time keeping a job. That’s because many were not ...

Continue Reading →
0