Chicago Urban League & Jobcase - Stronger Together!

Chicago Urban League & Jobcase - Stronger Together!

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Latisha Brandon
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3 months ago

Are you interested in working with the Federal Government? If so, we (the Chicago Urban League) will be host weekly Virtual Federal Career Fairs alongside the Federal Government Bureaus starting THIS THURSDAY July 14, 2022. Details Attached!

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Duru Emmanuel
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3 months ago

Hello Guys, I’m Duru Emmanuel from Nigeria. Thank you for accepting my request to join the CUL. It’s a great honor. Gracias

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Eugene Elangwe
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3 months ago

Hello guys I'm Eugene Elangwe from Cameroon I am very happy for the opportunity you give me to join this group I am a front end wheel louder operator looking for a job please guys if the is anything a appreciate

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Gustav Svensson
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over 6 months ago
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Tony Hylton
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over 6 months ago

How do we ever get our head-shots from the photographer - I was a little skeptical to think that he/jobcase would use facial recognition to actually synchronize our head-shots with other photos out on the web! I still do not have mine.

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Fred Goff
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over 6 months ago

Hi! What a treat to meet so many awesome Jobcasers last week in Chicago. I"ll write more later but this is a quick reminder to be aggressive in following up on any leads from the event!
If employers said they would call you and haven't - give them a call. Suggest the following: "Hi, I really enjoyed meeting your reps at a Chicago Jobfair last week and just want to check to make sure you have my application". Then on this call or another "Great, I wonder if I could schedule time to meet with a hiring manager".

Best Case - you show you are proactive and get your application moved along and maybe even yelp yourself stand out!

Worst Case - you dont get the role (you already dont have the role now, so not really a worst case is it? We all go through rejection - it actually helps to get it earlier so you know were to spend your time.

So... feel free to make the call Jobcaser. You Got this! #advice #aggressive #StandOut

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Nestor Garcia
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over 6 months ago

Hi, hope everyone is doing well. How may we access the headshots taken at the Chicago job fair?

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Latasha Ballentine
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over 6 months ago

Hi, my name is Latasha Ballentine can you keep me posted if you have another job fair.

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Ashley Wilson
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over 6 months ago

If you attended the Chicago job fair today then this is the post for you!

Now that the fair is over, it's time to follow up.

Doing so lets the employer know you are serious, reminds them of who you are (they met a TON of people), your qualifications, and keeps the hiring process moving along.

So let’s take a look at how following up works...

•When- Send your follow up at least 1-2 business days after the event.

•Who- Reach out to the right person! Whether you jotted down the employer’s email address in a notebook, found it on the website, or have a business card make sure to reach out directly to the person you spoke to or the hiring manager. By sending it to an individual (and make sure to address it to them) you will avoid your follow up being lost in the shuffle.

•How- You can follow up with a call, email, or thank you card. Email is suggested as it’s instant and will give you the proper amount of time to gather your thoughts, however, there is also something wonderfully personal about receiving a handwritten note if you can send it quickly. See what to say in your follow up [HERE] (https://www.jobcase.com/conversations/3a2695c7-ced7-5bea-af4e-8789f758e97b).

•What- Make sure it’s personal. Remember that employers have likely met and spoken to MANY candidates so it’s unlikely they will automatically remember you. If you had a good conversation during the interview, make note of something you discussed and mention it in your follow up. Perhaps you both went to a certain college or own black labs. It’s all about forging a connection! Be sure to explain how excited you would be to work for them. Mention the main reasons why you would be the right person for the job by emphasizing your strengths and capabilities while demonstrating that you are a great fit. Keep it short and straight to the point.

A follow up is a great way to include those final things you may have neglected to mention at the job fair so make sure not to forget to take the time to do so.

Please comment with any questions!

Also, please make sure to keep us posted on your progress! : )

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Jonathan Allensworth
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over 6 months ago

I'm on may way to the fair, had to work a couple of hours first I'll be there by noon but how do I get a parking voucher for one of the lots?

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