Offer Resume Advice with Job Seekers!
Are you comfortable sharing your resume tips and tricks? Do you enjoy helping people to brainstorm their highlights?
United Way Bay Area is partnering with various Career Pathway programs to host a Resume Writing and Interview Tips session
Figuring out a career path is hard for most people (especially youth of color) and systemic barriers make it even more difficult to expand their network to gain careers and important advice. Our UWBA team created this opportunity to engage young adults in a thoughtful experience with various professionals in all industries. This activity will enable youth to see various resume styles, improve their resume, learn format best practices, and ask questions in Zoom break-out rooms.
Objectives: Volunteers are matched one-to-one with attendees to edit, revise, and offer advice on their (1) resume's strengths and opportunities for improvements (2) best practices on resumes for various industries and (3) ability to meet volunteers from different companies/departments.
How: Volunteers will use the share screen feature and have a conversation on updating resumes and structure best practices. Clients without a resume, will use a resume builder to create their first resumes. Volunteers will also share experiences with youth interested in their career field for a Q&A about interview best practices, discuss career path, industry insights, and other applicant tracking systems. This opportunity is open for sponsorship. Please express interest if you are looking to sponsor a workshop.
Dates: January (other dates TBD)
Volunteer Orientation: All volunteers will attend a 45 minute training where they will learn best practices of resume editing, use of a template resume, and other tips proofreading
# of volunteers: 10-15 per shift
Qualifications: Non-traditional educational backgrounds and career roadmaps preferred. All career levels, ages, backgrounds, industries and demographics welcomed. Experience in recruiting, HR, or as a hiring manager is beneficial, but not required.
Resources: Volunteers should have a job or business, computer access and reliable internet. If you have entry-level job opportunities please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org to be shared with our participants 18+. Once you express interest below, we will send you an email with the next steps and Zoom/or Hopin info.
Put your resume writing skills to good use...help those with barriers to employment write their first or fiftenth resume! Thank you for your interest and don't hesitate to reach out with questions on sponsoring a Career Exploration activity for your group.
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