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Will County employees receive new accreditation

Two Will County Workforce Services Division employees are among the first in the nation to receive the new Certified Digital Career Strategist credential.
Lisa Borrelli and Pam Rodriguez earned the credential through Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches. The new certification focuses on using LinkedIn for job search purposes.
Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, whose office oversees WSD, praised the two for their efforts. “LinkedIn has become an integral part of the job search. These two will now be able to use this training to give their customers an extra edge.”
Rodriguez, a Career Planner with the agency, said, “We were actually part of the very first class.”
The pair spent more than 15 hours in the live course offered via Zoom. They then had to pass a certification test.
Rodriguez teaches a LinkedIn course at the Workforce Center of Will County. She says having a good LinkedIn account is like a “passive job search” always working for job seekers.
Borrelli, also a Career Planner, said, “I have a 120 customer base that I do training with. One of the things I always ask is, ‘Do you have a LinkedIn account?’”
Borrelli said LinkedIn has become an “essential” part of any job search.
Rodriguez agreed. “It is more important that most people think.”
The Workforce Services Division of Will County, led by Administrator Susan Flessner, is part of the Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave. There is no cost to Will County residents for WSD services. All courses are currently being taught via Facebook Live.
For additional information, go to jobs4people.org.

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