Holy Family to Host Career Prep Workshop 

A new career preparation workshop offering information and coaching for both federal and private-sector employment will be offered by Holy Family University. The session, which is open to the public, will be held on Saturday, December 1 at 10:30 a.m., in Room 115 of the Campus Center, 9801 Frankford Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia. 

The workshop is expected to last three-and-a-half hours and will be presented jointly through the Career Services Office at Holy Family and certified career counselors at VeteransVocations.org. The fee for the general public is $60. Holy Family University alumni may attend the session free of charge.

Thousands of government jobs are posted on USAJOBS.gov on a daily basis representing more than 35,000 job titles. Federal jobs on average pay more than state and local government jobs and offer liberal sick leave, good benefits, and tuition reimbursement. However, applicants must know how to properly prepare their application materials to receive full consideration for federal posts. While private-sector skills and experience can be transferable to federal jobs, the process is not the same as applying to the for-profit and non-profit sectors. 

The workshop also includes information on securing private sector employment since prior steady employment is important in the pursuit of any federal job. In addition, the timetable for obtaining federal employment is typically longer.