Based on popular demand, YNPNsfba hosted a Job Search Workshop and it was a huge hit! We had over 30 job seekers attend. The night started out with Kate Blake (@KateBlake_6X), Founder/CEO of The 6X Project, motivating our attendees to get ready for their job search. Kate's interactive and engaging style made for a great discussion among all the attendees. My personal takeaways from Kate's talk were:
-Get off your computer and start networking!
-Grab coffee or lunch with people who work at the organizations where you want to land.
-Be intrigued, ask questions and most of all stay positive!
Moderators share resume tips for folks entering the nonprofit sector.
Up next was Kristin Theiss, HR Senior Associate at Room to Read. Kristin’s talk focused on concrete strategies for the entire job search process, from mental preparation to accepting the job offer! While Kristin provided a great overview of the entire job search process, and shared insider tips, she also went into detail for each of the steps. Breaking down the steps into smaller pieces, Kristin removed the mystery and overwhelming feelings that often accompany a job search.
During both Kate and Kristin's talks, we had several talented resume reviewers working hard in the other room. Providing one-on-one, personalized advice, these reviewers really got at the heart of our attendee’s career goals, helping them shape their resumes for success in the nonprofit field.
Volunteer resume reviewers took a personal look at the resumes of attendees and offered feedback.
Thanks to Kate and Kristin as well as our fabulous resume reviewers, listed below, for all your hard work!
Kristin Theiss ~ HR Senior Associate at Room to Read
Julia Whistler ~ Employment Services Associate, Upwardly Global
Lexi Hradisky ~ Recruiter, Scion Staffing
Brandon Espinoza ~ Recruiter, Scion Staffing
Special thanks to the San Francisco LGBT Center for providing us with a beautiful event space and to our amazing volunteers who put these events on year-round!