Finding employment can be hard, especially when people do not know where to search or how to apply. The Employment Readiness Program provides employment information and referral services to all Department of Defense ID card holders.
“We provide services for those seeking jobs in the community,” said Earl McFarland, the ERP manager. ERP provides a weekly listing with jobs in the Wiesbaden community and assists with writing resumes and cover letters, he said.
“A lot of people don’t know how to write a resume, and each resume is unique to the person. So, I like to always think that is a good service to offer,” McFarland said.
He also offers training on how to set an alert for a certain type of job on usajobs.gov and how to navigate the site.
Classes on topics such as dressing for success and interview techniques will start around April, he said. However, one-on-one appointments are always possible.
“Mock interviews help them get out of their comfort zone. … When you practice, anything is easier,” McFarland said.
ERP has a computer lab, a copy machine, a fax and a printer. Those resources are available to the community, he said.
“I’m here, I’m available and I will work hard,” McFarland said. He said he is especially motivated to help spouses find employment “because they give up so much to support their Soldiers.”
For appointments, call the Army Community Service main desk at (0611) 143-548-9202 and ask for the ERP manager.