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Top 7 Job Search Strategies

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  1. Define your preferences and

  2. Explore Your Options

  3. Identify your current and desired skills

  4. Utilize social media to network with employers such as LinkedIn

  5. Understand the different resume types and create it to be relevant to the job that you're applying for.

  6. Attend Career Fairs

  7. Contact Companies Directly

  8. Seek help from the Met Plus

Employer Resource

The Federal Bonding Program

FBP bonds protect the employer against losses caused by the fraudulent or dishonest acts of the bonded employee.  Examples of such acts of employee dishonesty include:  theft, forgery, larceny, and embezzlement.  Employers receive the FBP bonds free-of-charge as an incentive to hire high-risk job seekers.  Each FBP bond has a $5,000 limit with $0 deductible and covers the first six months of a selected individual’s employment. 

The FBP, a unique hiring incentive tool, targets individuals whose backgrounds can pose significant barriers to securing or retaining employment, including:

  • Justice-involved citizens

  • Individuals in recovery from substance use disorders

  • Welfare recipients

  • Individuals with poor credit records

  • Economically disadvantaged youth and adults who lack work histories

  • Individuals dishonorably discharged from the military

Basically, the employer needs to make an offer of employment to the high-risk job seeker that guarantees 30 or more hours of work per week for six consecutive months whereas the employer withholds wages for Federal taxes that are automatically deducted from their pay. While self‐employed people cannot be covered, temporary employment agencies qualify.  Fidelity Bonding must be a condition of hire.


If these conditions are presented to the high-risk job seeker and it is accepted, then the employer needs to contact the Michigan Works! Bonding Coordinator.  The Michigan Works! Bonding Coordinator will then conduct an intake of information from the employer.  Once completed, the employer is bonded and will receive the Fidelity Bond within 15 business days. 

Michael Prus, Analyst

WD – Targeted Services
Phone: 517-335-4316 

Fax: 517-241-8216 


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11 Creative Recruiting Strategies to Hire Great People


Use self-selection to find out who's really interested


Arrange for group interaction


Handpick dream candidates and show them you want them


Look for talent in unlikely places​


Attend events that are NOT job fairs​


Make yourself stand out with non-traditional media


Actively search profiles and social networking sites​


Advertise in places frequented by your ideal candidate


Consider past candidates​


Publicize referral incentives


Seek candidates from

Michigan Employment

& Training Plus

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