Bowling Green Works connects Dawn Johnson, Vice President of Partnership Services (left), and Kim Hand, Partnership Services Coordinator (right).
With 23 years of experience in the chamber industry and three years at the Bowling Green Chamber, Dawn is committed to the community’s growth and success. When the Chamber needed to hire a Partnership Services Coordinator, she turned to Bowling Green Works.
Meanwhile, Kim Hand had recently moved to Scottsville and was looking for a job in Bowling Green—something that would fit her extensive background in tourism. “I’ve been in the workforce for a long time. I knew when my husband and I decided to relocate that Bowling Green was a great fit for me. I wanted to work in Bowling Green, and I wanted to use my skill set. Instead of going to Indeed or Glass Door, I looked for a more local source.”
When Kim contacted the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, they referred her to the Bowling Green Works website.
She found the site very informative and easy to navigate. “It was much easier than I thought it was going to be. I noticed lots of jobs in other categories, but the Chamber position stood out.” She applied, and within a couple of days the Chamber contacted her.
Upon receiving Kim’s resume, Dawn saw that Kim was the ideal candidate. She quickly reached out.
“You have to connect with applicants immediately, interview them immediately and make a decision immediately,” Dawn explained.
The Chamber has hired three people that used Bowling Green Works as a resource. Dawn pointed out that, while she may receive more applications from the conventional job search sites, the ones she receives from Bowling Green Works tend to be more qualified matches. “It’s nice because it’s local. Also, attracting people from outside the area is really important as we grow and have all these jobs to fill. This is one nice tool in our toolbox.”
When asked about the website user experience, Dawn explained, “From the employer’s standpoint, it’s easy. You go in and add a description of your organization, some of the things that you have and what skill sets are needed. You just fill it out, and it goes live. Then, the job seeker sees it, they post their resume online, and we receive it.”
Kim says she’s eager to recommend Bowling Green Works for job seekers and employers alike. “We have people that ask where they can look for work, and we point them there.” 🟢