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Ashley Wilson
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over 6 months ago

Making sure you are prepared before you head to any hiring event is crucial!!

This ensures you will have the best experience possible and potentially land a job.

Take a look at this quick video made by Jobcase to help you successfully prep for ANY hiring event with ease!

In the Boston area? Make sure to check out this amazing job fair happening tomorrow (Thursday)!

#ULEM #Boston #UrbanLeague #jobsearch #jobfair #tips

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Tricia Hendrix
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over 6 months ago

Looking for a job? Are you in the Boston area?

Come and join the 9th Annual Jobs: Rebuild Boston Virtual Career Fair!

Hosted by The Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts & Jobcase.

This event is one of THE largest of its kind and attracts dozens of employers in high-demand industries who are looking to hire YOU!

Register HERE to attend this free event

Need some tips and tricks to land yourself a job?

Come and join the discussion and click follow!

#ULEM #Boston #UrbanLeague #jobsearch

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Christopher Scranton
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over 6 months ago

The 9th Annual Jobs: Rebuild Boston Virtual Career Fair, from The Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts and Jobcase!

This signature event is one of the largest of its kind and attracts dozens of employers in high-demand industries who are seeking diverse and skilled talent.

Register today at https://ULEM.vfairs.com

For questions or issues with registration please contact William Watkins at wwatkins@ulem.org. or check out the discussion on the career fair at: https://www.jobcase.com/non-profits/ulem

#unemployment #nowhiring #hiring #boston #ulem #foodservices #retail #banking #healthcare #apple #networking

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Ashley Wilson
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over 6 months ago

Now that the fair is over you might be left wondering, what do I do now?

It's time to follow up!

Following up is a critical aspect of the job seeking process. It does a few things. It lets the employer know you are serious, reminds them of who you are/your qualifications, and keeps the hiring process moving along. So let’s take a look at how following up works.

When- Send the follow up at least 2-3 business days after the event.

Who- You must be sure to reach out to the right person! Whether you jotted the employer’s email address down in a notebook or found it on the website, 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 it being lost in the shuffle.

How- You can follow up with a call, email, or [thank you card] (https://www.jobcase.com/conversations/6f8322ea-b3fd-5930-98b9-d8d30b735880). 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. Perhaps you both went to a certain college or own black labs. It’s all about forging a connection! Also be sure to explain how excited you’d 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 during the interview or hiring process so make sure not to forget to take the time to do so.

Please comment with any questions!

Happy following up ; )

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Ashley Wilson
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over 6 months ago

Wishing everyone who attends the [Boston job fair] (https://www.jobcase.com/ulem-boston-job-fair) today lots of luck and success!

Here are some tips to check out in case you missed them:

-If you're looking for better ways to connect with employers check out [this post] (https://www.jobcase.com/conversations/9584e7e5-4bc2-5d17-9a69-ae0937aaf305).

-If you're wondering what to wear check out [this post] (https://www.jobcase.com/conversations/6f6c3028-c553-5d3c-a984-aeeb7b685c01).

-If you want to know what you should bring to the job fair read [this post] (https://www.jobcase.com/conversations/b94caf77-58de-5f94-867b-20bb32db2e54).

-If you're struggling with your elevator pitch check out [this post] (https://www.jobcase.com/conversations/dc3493dd-305e-50b8-9c6f-9bfb13ec7e9d).

Remember to breathe, take notes and pass out those resumes.

You have got this!!

Have questions? Please comment and ask, we are happy to help! : )

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Ashley Wilson
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WIth the Boston job fair coming tomorrow (Thursday, June 6th) there has never been a better time to prepare your elevator pitch than right NOW!

An elevator pitch is a clear, brief message that is ALL about you. It communicates who you are, what you're looking for in a job and how that employer can benefit from hiring you.

Follow these tips to help create and perfect yours!

Tell us, what is your elevator pitch?

Need some help? Please feel free to ask!

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Ashley Wilson
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over 6 months ago

If you are attending the [Boston job fair] (https://www.jobcase.com/ulem-boston-job-fair) or others in the near future make sure to check out THESE awesome tips in this [short video] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImvXosJg7D4) .

It was made just for you by Jobcase! : )

Have questions? Please ask, we are here to help!

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Ashley Wilson
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over 6 months ago

First impressions are everything, right? So you want to make sure you are dressed professionally for your next job fair or interview and set the tone!

So what does that mean exactly?

Check out these tips to help you dress to impress for the [Chicago Job Fair] (https://www.jobcase.com/chicago-job-fair) on Tuesday, June 18th!

Women's Professional Interview Attire -Stick to solid colors (avoid patterns, but if you must stick to subtle ones and avoid those that will have them looking at your clothes instead of at your face.) -A suit with a button up shirt worn underneath -Mid-length skirt (a little below the knee and/or longer is fine) paired with a coordinated blouse -Modest shoes (Closed-toe pumps are a safe bet and look very professional) -Limited jewelry (avoid flashy, again the focus is on YOU) -Neat, professional hairstyle -Light makeup and very little perfume (one spray a few hours beforehand) -Manicured nails (avoid chipped and overly bright nail polish, think neutrals)

Men's Professional Interview Attire -Stick to solid colors -Consider a conservative suit (if you can't wear a suit consider wearing your best dress shirt, tie, and slacks) -Long sleeve button up shirt (again a solid color) and coordinating dress pants -Conservative tie (stick to solids no crazy patterns, logos, etc.) Dark socks paired with professional dress shoes (no sneakers) Limited jewelry Neat, professional hairstyle (grab a hair cut a few days before) Trimmed/well-groomed facial hair Go easy on the aftershave or cologne (it could overpower the interviewer) Neat and clean trimmed nails

AVOID -Jeans, shorts, or ripped clothing -Wrinkled clothes, scuffed or dirty shoes, chipped nail polish, etc. -Showing too much skin (no shorts, short skirts, or low cut tops) -Wearing clothes that are too tight/clingy or too baggy -Wearing anything that makes noise (avoid charm bracelets, bangles, jangling keys, or fabrics that make a lot of distracting noise when you walk) -Wearing too-casual clothing (no shorts, jeans, capris, spaghetti straps, tank tops, flip flops, sandals, or jeans) -Ringing cell phones, they should be turned off or on vibrate at all times -Chewing gum (that will turn any employer right off) pop a mint instead

Still stumped? Check out these interview clothing ideas for men and women.

Remember to prep a week before, so you can shop for clothing if you need to. Stores such as the Salvation Army and Goodwill also offer some great affordable options!

Try different things on at home and see how you feel in them! Once you are comfortable in your interview attire, you will exude confidence to prospective employers.

Have questions? Please ask!

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Ashley Wilson
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over 6 months ago

Hey Boston, are you ready?

The job fair is this Thursday, June 6th from 1-4pm at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center!

Find out all the info [here] (https://www.jobcase.com/ulem-boston-job-fair).

NOW is the time to make those final preparations so you are confident and ready to go! Check out these tips to help you prepare for the fair.

-Monday Know the companies you are interested in and research their mission/culture TODAY. Take some time to see what they are all about and jot down some notes! Remember, your pitch should be tailored to what YOU bring to that company based on what they do. They will be impressed! Wondering who will be there? Find out [here] (https://www.jobcase.com/conversations/35447421-6e61-55be-a3d4-95cee946fa77)

-Monday or Tuesday Print and pack at least 50 copies of your resume and place them in a folder, or notebook and then tuck them away in a bag. You can run to Staples, your local library or print at home. Just make sure your resumes are easily accessible when an employer requests a copy, so you don't have to go digging for it!

-Tuesday Plan to get to the fair on time. Figure out how you will get there and how long it will take with Google maps. Are you sharing a ride, walking, taking the train or a Lyft? Just have your plan in place! If you can, arrive a little bit early (15mins) to calm your nerves and take a lap around the room when the doors open up.

-Wednesday Lay out your clothing the day before. By planning ahead you don’t have to scramble trying to find something in the morning. Also, be sure it's clean and wrinkle-free. Check out some tips on what to wear [here] (https://www.jobcase.com/conversations/60d77b2f-6640-5331-8816-dca310ec58bf?from=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.jobcase.com%252Fcommunity).

-Wednesday night Go to bed early.*Even if you’re a night owl, put on those pj’s and climb into bed early enough the night before so you get a full 8 hours. You will look rested tomorrow and feel much calmer and more focused.

-Thursday morning Eat a good breakfast. It’s true what they say, breakfast IS the most important meal of the day. It will fuel your brain/body first thing and last until lunchtime! When in doubt bring a snack to eat later to help keep you energized!

Also, be sure to practice your pitch a few times that morning. Whether it’s in the shower or on the ride over, say it a few times so you build up that confidence! What will you say in 20-30 seconds to grab that employer’s attention?

Nervous? If you are not sure what to say when you first meet an employer, use a few of these [conversation starters] (https://www.jobcase.com/conversations/6d46f61d-c53b-5ec5-9d7c-69cc61713f6a) to get things rolling!

Wishing you the best of luck at the job fair this week! : )

Have questions? Please ask!

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Ashley Wilson
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over 6 months ago

Hey BOSTON!!!

The [job fair] (https://www.jobcase.com/ulem-boston-job-fair) is coming up NEXT Thursday, June 6th.

Here are some things you should bring with you that day!

-Print and pack at least 50-60 copies of your polished and updated resume. You will want to hand these out to all the employers you are interested in working for. It’s always best to print more than you need than not have enough! Tuck them into a folder for safe keeping and place them in a bag so your hands are free.

-A pencil, pen, and a notebook. You will want to take notes! They will come in very handy later on when you get home and the whole job fair is a blur. This also will help when following up with the employer! List the company name and what you thought about each one and specific information right after you meet with them. Even jotting down something as simple as, "They have great benefits" will help jog your memory later on.

-Tuck a package of mints in your pocket or purse. Then just grab a few throughout the job fair to keep your throat from getting dry and your breath fresh. You will be talking a ton!

-Bring and show off your positive attitude! Employers LOVE to see smiles and feel a strong handshake. If you’re nervous, take some deep breaths before approaching someone. It’s always better to take a few seconds to calm down so you can show your best self!

Anything else you would bring to a job fair?

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