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Career transition 55+

What advice can you give someone who is over 55, hasn't worked for three years and is trying to transition to a different career?

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How to connect to employers

Instead of staying silent during a job fair or interview SPEAK UP and let your voice be heard!

By building a rapport with the employers before getting into the nitty-gritty details of the job it can give you a major competitive edge over other candidates. Plus it will feel more like a friendly conversation which can certainly help calm those nerves. You can also use this information later on when following up.

Remember, these questions are not... see more

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Big Boston job fair coming!!

The Boston job fair is COMING up on Thursday, June 6th from 1-4!

If you haven’t already, be sure to register HERE so you have the chance to meet and interview with some GREAT companies like Apple and Boston Children's Hospital. Full company list coming soon!

ULEM (Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts) is also offering several FREE career workshops onsite before the event begins to help you stand out and get hired. Be sure to take advantage!

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Great to stat change in my life

Hi everyone

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Advocating and Demonstrating for Diversity & Inclusion for 100 years

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Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts & Jobcase - We're Stronger Together!

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Career transition 55+

What advice can you give someone who is over 55, hasn't worked for three years and is trying to transition to a different career?

Hi Melody Winfield - I can definitely offer you some advice. I would check out this article for some insights on... see more

How to connect to employers

Instead of staying silent during a job fair or interview SPEAK UP and let your voice be heard!

By building a rapport with the employers before getting into the nitty-gritty details of the job it can give you a major competitive edge over other candidates. Plus it will feel more like a friendly conversation which can certainly help calm those nerves. You can also use this information later on when following up.

Remember, these questions are not... see more

That helps thank you Ashley.

Yes making sure you can connect is very very important. It really does make the interview seem easier too.

Big Boston job fair coming!!

The Boston job fair is COMING up on Thursday, June 6th from 1-4!

If you haven’t already, be sure to register HERE so you have the chance to meet and interview with some GREAT companies like Apple and Boston Children's Hospital. Full company list coming soon!

ULEM (Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts) is also offering several FREE career workshops onsite before the event begins to help you stand out and get hired. Be sure to take advantage!

... see more

Awesome, good luck everyone!!

YES print a ton of resumes. One time I ran out of them. Always bring more than you think you need.

If you practice what you are going to say to people it will help you be less nervous.

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Great to stat change in my life

Hi everyone

Thats Awesome Naomi Brown . Please make sure you register for the Urban League job fair happening on June 6th. See... see more

Advocating and Demonstrating for Diversity & Inclusion for 100 years

Did you register to win travel with Southwest Airlines?

Current List of Employers:

TJX
State Street
Justice Research Institute
CVS
Bank of America
Eastern Bank
Blue... see more

Relocating what to do

I am moving across the country to Mass in a few months. Just wondering what do you do when you are starting over from scratch?

It depends can you apply for the same type of jobs as you did before? Why the move?

No body know destiny of our life . I marriage for 32and devoice . Last four year ago. I start from 0. No home no... see more

Depends on what part of Mass and what u do for work just get ready for the cold... I would not move anywhere that... see more

Hi Esmay, the job market is very good here in Mass right now . It’s a good place to be looking for a job.

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Brace yourself and start praying. I moved from Texas three months ago with a Masters degree and still temping. Good... see more

I live in Waltham, Mass. Housing is very expensive in Mass. People are not the friendliest. Drivers are among the... see more

I’ve lived in Massachusetts my whole life and it’s true ,people in Massachusetts are getting meaner.And the roads... see more

Been there done that, its wonderful. Depending if ur alone or with family, I rented a storage room and shipped via... see more

what should i wear

I have an interview coming up. do you think nice dark jeans and a colared shirt works to wear to it? it says semi-casual attire in the email. please advise!!

Hi Carlos Alvarado yay for your interview, that's great! When in doubt it's always good to look your very best. Not... see more

Yeah, I wouldn't wear jeans. Not to an interview. Even if it says casual dress up. Be the person who impresses not... see more

no

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Ashley Wilson is correct about dressing for the part. While the work environment is business casual, your first... see more

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Congratulations, Carlos, on your interview! If the position is an indoor/office position, wearing jeans is a... see more

I say dress to impress! Khaki's with a nice button shirt or nice collared shirt. Regardless of what it says first... see more

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A dark suit Blue or Black.

No Jeans Please!!! Wear some slacks and a shirt! No tennis shoes either. Looking your best is winning half the... see more

Wearing a suit for an interview is always appropriate and professional regardless of the position you are... see more

A guide to nailing your interview!

Check out these tips to help you feel prepared and confident so you can land the job during your next interview!

1- Are you dressed to impress?
Check out this great post on what to wear during your next interview! Make sure to lay your clean clothes out the night before and check for wrinkles/stains (it happens).

2- What to bring?
Write down 3-5 questions you want to ask the employer during the interview in a notebook and pack it with your... see more

Good tips thanks a lot.

I've always practiced before my interviews and they went better the more I practiced.

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Make YOUR resume desirable to employers!!

Your resume showcases all the things an employer is looking for and each has certain expectations that they would like you to fulfill. It’s important to show them in your resume how/why you are the perfect fit.

Check out these tips on how to make your resume stronger and desirable to employers!

1- Have the qualifications for the job
Increase your chances of being hired by tailoring your resume specifically to jobs that you are qualified for... see more

It's true if things are spelled wrong then they will prob throw your resume in the trash. I always double check... see more

Thanks Ashley Wilson!

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Great article! Definitely be keen on the spelling, so you won't go through what that job candidate went through at... see more

Help on resume please

How To: Write A Great Cover Letter

A lot of jobs now require cover letters with their online applications. This makes a little more work for you to apply, but it gives you a great space to distinguish yourself from other applicants. Here’s how:

1. Personalize it

You should NEVER send the same cover letter to different employers. Apply your experience to the job duties & responsibilities you see in the job listing to increase your chances of a call-back!

2. Add the company

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Hello Matt Bornhorst,

Great post regarding cover letters. Given that more employers are now requiring a cover... see more

thanks going to use this

good thanks

I usually do not initially because the internet based job search is impersonal and keyword driven. But if they ask... see more