On-Site Work Environments & Early Career Professional Development

By: Jessica Fessler

Remote work has its advantages, but have you considered the advantages of working in person?

Not all candidates are equipped with skills that are needed to make them successful in a remote position. Email tone, Zoom etiquette and relationship building are all skills that can be fine-tuned overtime. So what are the benefits of acquiring these skills on-site, as opposed to virtually?  

Body Language

Candidates who have successfully navigated in-person interactions appear more poised and professional online.

What is and is not acceptable banter in the workplace is more or less something that is observed overtime. Culture varies from institution to institution, but it’s safe to say that each industry sets its own standards. While generic onboarding video’s touch on appropriate workplace communication, the facet it lacks is putting it into practice.

Remote work leads in efficiency. Overly efficient environments leave entry-level and mid-career candidates struggling to build their conversational skills- including practicing appropriate body language.

The ability to read, write and decipher emails while eliminating tone is important- but what happens when you can’t?

Normally one would default to analyzing the recipient’s body language or other non-verbal ques. There is much to be said about how tone translates into text & seasoned candidates know that observing body language and non-verbal ques help to fill in the gaps.

Opportunities Exist Spontaneously

Face to face interactions still have an advantage over digital check-ins. Spontaneous interactions lead to spontaneous opportunities. Spontaneity is seldom when your day consists of doing laundry in between your zoom meetings.  

#SWN works heavily with employers and job seekers to understand what qualities make candidates successful. Beyond communication skills, remote work requires the ability to be a self-starter. Collaborative environments provide subtle motivation that your pets & relatives lack. Remote life can provide for ideal work-life balance, but there is a catch.

What happens when the work starts piling up?

It’s 9pm on a Wednesday and earlier you stepped away from your desk to run an errand. Now you’re faced with making up the work or losing sleep. Tomorrow comes, and you’re exhausted. You overlook important details for an assignment & get scolded by your boss.

Set hours help to facilitate good time management. While it may not appear to be convenient at first, this fail safe measure is in place to assist those early on in their career to perfect their time management skills.

Do you have the skills needed to be successful in the virtual world?

#TrustSWN #FosteringCareers


Career Training : NCCER Welding – Level I

This welding program is based on the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum and will provide each student with basic knowledge and skills to become an entry-level welder. Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn Certificate of Completion for NCCER Welding – Level 1, NCCER wallet card, and their credentials entered in the NCCER Registry.

Pre-requisite: Students must successfully complete the Basic Construction Skills course before taking this program. In addition, students must meet with a Program Specialist to enroll in this program.

Module I

The first of five modules covers an introduction in welding safety, oxyfuel cutting plasma arc cutting, and air carbon arc cutting and gauging.

Module II

This module covers base metal preparation, weld quality, SMAW equipment and setup, and SMAW beads and fillet welds.

Module III

This module continues an introduction to SMAW beads and fillet welds.

Module IV

This module covers SMAW grove welds.

Module V

This module introduces students to SMAW open root groove welds.


Classes Start September 12th, 2022

Class Schedule TBD

For more details call the Susquehanna Workforce Center- Harford County at 410-272-5400

Remote, Virtual, & Work From Home Jobs

Looking for the elusive work from home job?

Check out these top employers hiring remote positions. All of these employers will be attending our Job Fair on May 12th. Be sure to apply in advance. Best of Luck!


New to Harford County. Fanatics specializes in sports apparel and the fan experience.



Click View All Available Job Postings

Select Remote-USA under “Location”

Eurest / Compass Group-

Do you have a background in food service or hospitality?



Search Keyword- Remote

Northrup Gruman-

ELITE! Join Northrup Gruman’s elite team.

Search All Jobs

Filter by State

Select Potential Virtual Telework Opportunity

ABM Industries-

Project Management? Ability to Coordinate & Critically think?

Search Remote

Christiana Care-

Remote healthcare jobs? Say less!


Select Search by Job title or requisition number

Search Virtual & Remote

YOU’RE WELCOME! #TrustSWN #FosteringCareers

All of these employers will also be at our job fair! See you there! For more information-

15th Annual Cecil County Job Fair


Susquehanna Workforce Network Announces 15th Annual Cecil County Job Fair




Susquehanna Workforce Network announces the launch of the 15th Annual Cecil County Job Fair. The event which previously ran successively is back after a 2 year hiatus due to Covid-19. Susquehanna Workforce Network will partner with the Cecil County Office of Economic Development and Cecil Business Resource Partners to bring the event back to Singerly Fire Company Banquet Hall. The event, which takes place on May 12th, will run from 12pm – 4pm.

Due to Covid-19 the event did not run in 2020 or 2021. Given the need for recruitment post pandemic, this event will be free for businesses to register and attend. The event is poised to bring over 50 employers to the Singerly Fire Company at 300 Newark Road in Elkton, making it the largest job fair in Cecil County.

Employers will meet with hopefuls who are looking to make a career transition or who are looking to reenter the workforce. Businesses will be utilizing aggressive tactics to secure talent, including non-traditional hiring methods. While not all employers apprise our organization with the details of their hiring strategies, it is likely some will be making offers on the spot.

SWN anticipates the release of a full list of employer’s one week prior to the event. Leading up to the event, Susquehanna Workforce Network will have two workforce center locations open and available for jobseekers to assist with résumé preparation and interview skills. Limited additional assistance will be available to jobseekers on-site.

The 15th Annual Cecil County Job Fair will always be free to attend for all jobseekers.

Registration Details

Jobseeker Registration


Pre-registration is recommended.

Registration for jobseekers will be available on-site.

View the full list of employers below. For open positions, Click Here

Thank you & See You There!

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