Going back to work
Hi! My name is Kelley and I would like to go back to work soon, and I am in need of job training.
I usually work as a General Office Clerk, but my current job skills are weak especially in Customer Service and I have always had major anxieties working with people.
I prefer doing short projects in computers or filing.
So, is there any job training programs or maybe staffing agencies for people like me? I also have responsibilities at home where home jobs might be a better fit for me right now.
One option would be to use a staffing agency for contract-based positions that are likely to convert into full-time roles. This way, you are likely to find more project-based positions as you described, and also you can try out the company and role before you sign on full-time. That way, if it's not a good fit / is too people-heavy then you could withdraw without as much trouble.
A quick google search for staffing agencies near Las Vegas, or whereever is your current location, should show you companies that you could reach out to, for employment. Some nationwide agencies that I'm aware of are Randstad, Robert Half, and Adecco.
I wouldn't worry about doing additional training before applying to jobs, since it seems like you have a broad range of interests, and many jobs provide on-the-job training.
Feel free to ask follow up questions or let me know if you need input on your resume.
All the best,
I am not sure you need training.
You should read the job descriptions carefully and select positions with less public contact etc If you want to get more comfortable dealing with people try volunteering . A short time will enable you to improve your communication skills.
If you are worried about your computer skills , there are training opportunities many tuition fee. You can go orr contact your Unemployment Office, Women's Center, Library, or Community College for posible short term courses.
In what subject/major is tough to know since you have not shared these details.
You also have to do some homework to find out what you enjoy, i.e. Math, Science, Art, etc.
If you like speaking to people, consider a marketing degree.
If you like numbers, try the accounting field.
If you good at Math and Analytical skills, consider Computer Engineering/Science.
Sometimes answers to the questions you pose are within you and someone has to point them out to you.
Be brave and believe in yourself and seek advice from others but make your own decision.