Job-IQ offers products to promote career literacy and candidate confidence. Finding a job can be daunting so Job-IQ breaks it down into 5 do-able steps. Job-IQ: The App uses a mobile application and the web to empower job seekers. In her book, Job-IQ Stories: Mistakes, Miracles, and Meaningful Work, our founder, Molly Matthews, uses "Irish storytelling" and spirited advice. She made the mistakes so you don't have to...
And coming later this year, Career Outside the Box, will offer a curriculum for 50+ job candidates that includes a companion workbook for the mobile app.
PROJECTS and Grants
Diane David Spencer 2018 Global Good Fund Fellowship
Job-IQ is joining forces with @globalgoodfund to accelerate the positive impact of our social enterprise serving Americans 50+ seeking employment, better jobs, or encore careers.
According to an Urban Institute study published last year, American workers in their fifties are about 20% less likely than workers ages 25-34 to become re-employed. Furthermore, nearly two-thirds of unemployed workers age 55 and older say they have been actively searching for a job for more than one year compared to just one-third of younger workers. (Click on Learn More to continue.)
St. Mary's College of Maryland HONORS COLLEGE, Pilot Program
Approximately 60 students at St. Mary's College of Maryland participated in the Job-IQ pilot program during the fall 2017 semester. The students downloaded the application and explored the modules on professional communication, resume development, interviewing, and telling their story. Among the findings: students reported benefiting from the on demand access on phone and web, were motivated by the gamification, and want more videos and connections with career advisors. (Pictured left, Molly Matthews interviews some of the students.)
2017 cohort, Washington, D.C.
Job-IQ's Molly Matthews joins the Seed Spot social entrepreneurs for the 14-week full-time program, during which entrepreneurs are surrounded by experts, mentors, and access to financing opportunities, to take their businesses to the next level culminating with each venture presenting at Demo Day at the Warner Theater in Washington, D.C. on July 6 (pictured left.)
STATE OF MARYLAND EARN MARYLAND GRANT
IN THE NEWS
A workforce training initiative funding by EARN MARYLAND, the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. RX for Employability, a demonstration project leveraging multiple sectors and resources in Montgomery County, designed to create a sustainable and replicable career pathways.
RX for Employability recruited candidates from social service networks, provided pharmacy technician, coding, and sterilization processor training and connected graduates with employers such as CVS, Washington Adventist hospital, and physical offices.
ATLANTIC JOURNAL CONSTITUTION: WHY JOHNNY IS STILL ON YOUR COUCH AND YOUR TAB
BY MOLLY MATTHEWS
Johny figures he'll spend his evening with a beer, watching a game while he texts on his smart phone. Lethargic and depressed, he'll settle on his parent's sofa and wonder what happened. Just one year ago, he was a popular college senior, getting good grades, hanging out, and playing sports (continued on link below.)
CBS RADIO: BIZTALK WITH JOSH I SMITH
CBS radio's Josh Smith interviews Molly Matthews and Dr. Granville Sawyer about entrepreneurship and education. Dr. Sawyer, the author of COLLEGE IN FOUR YEARS: Make Every Semester Count, draws from his 30-plus years in higher education as an administrator and college professor. The book is written from the student’s perspective in short and focused chapters, employing narrative learning to impart timely, practical advice. It offers students extraordinary insider information that empowers and encourages them to graduate in four years with better grades and excellent job prospects.