Philadelphia Job and Resource Fair

This Thursday, October 4th, there will be a Philadelphia job & resource fair at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. At the Philadelphia job & resource fair. To register for the fair, click on the link and share it amongst your family & friends!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hire-philly-job-and-resource-fair-tickets-50009722426

#hirephilly #starbucks #careerwardrobe #morethancloth

You’ll get the opportunity to create your resume on-site, complete a job application, practice your interview skills with experts, and so much more! Participants will get connected to much-needed resources, such as information about job training programs.

If we want to tackle Philadelphia’s staggering 26% poverty rate, the federal minimum wage — $7.25/hour — needs to change, residents must be equipped with more in-demand skills and companies need to continue hiring individuals from the community.

Although poverty won’t diminish overnight, the job fair in Philadelphia is just one of the many tools in our toolbox that will help to lift people out of poverty throughout the city.

Kween Sip and Learn: Career and Style Series

A few weeks ago my Air Force Sister Nnenna Carr expressed that she needed help figuring it all out with her transition AND with writing her resume. This resulted in an organized event to not just help her but other transitioning Veterans and Women. Join us for a powerful session of networking and learning!!! #KweenSipandLearn #Veterans #Military #Transition

The Kween Sip and Learn: Career and Style Series!

Date: October 20, 2018

Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm

Location:

Vintage Glam Boutique & Party Room

137 Kennedy Street, NW

Washington, DC 20011

Panelists: Ayana Wellington Pitterson, The Thrift Diva; Ebony Johnson, Founder/CEO of Success Creators; and Tia Nichols, HR Guru

Interactive Group Panel Session:

Networking to Land the Job

Federal Job Application Process

Resumes 101

Interview Tips

Linked In Overview

Dress for Success Mini-Fashion Show hosted by The Thrift Diva Ayanna “Inspiring women to always look their best without breaking the bank!”

Speed Mentoring Panel: 10 min one-on-one sessions with the experts. (Mock Interviews, Style Tips, Career Coaching, Resume Tips.)

Please RSVP via the FaceBook Event below & Purchase Your Tickets Here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kweens-sip-and-learn-career-and-style-series-tickets-50893015379?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=eventcard

6th annual Warriors To The Workforce Veterans Hiring Event

Attention Veterans and Spouses: 6th annual Warriors To The Workforce Veterans hiring event on October 8 – 9 at the Washington DC Convention Center in conjunction with AUSA’s Annual Meeting & Exposition 2018. This unique hiring event for Veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses will be held at the largest land warfare trade show in North America with over 700 exhibitors and 30,000 attendees.

The event website is http://www.warriorstotheworkforcedc.net.

Google for Veterans

They call me Ms. Google (Chuckles) imagine if #Google hires me one day. 😉😉😉 Google has launched this handy feature to help Veterans search and find jobs. You just type in your MOS/AFSC/etc. and Veteran Jobs in the Google search bar. A list of applicable jobs will magically appear. Try it and show me what you find! #SimplyEbony #Veterans #Jobs #JobSearch Google Search: https://www.google.com/search

DC Department IG Employment Services – Community Conversations

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the Community Conversations for Wards 4, 5, and 6 hosted by the DC Department of Employment Services (DOES). Dr. Unique Morris-Hughes, the Interim Director of the DOES, provided the community residents an overview of the programs offered by DOES. Programs highlighted included: American Job Centers; Back to Work 50+; DC Infrastructure Academy; Learn, Earn, Advance, Prosper (LEAP); Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program (MBSYEP); In-School-Program; Out-of-School-Program; and The Pathways for Young Adults Program (PYAP). One immediate observation is the major need to provide services for transitioning adults 30+ seeking career opportunities after unemployment for prolonged periods.

To learn more about the many great employment and training resources offered by the DOES visit here: https://does.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/does/page_content/attachments/DOES_Program_Guide_Web.pdf

Employment Readiness Tips by Ebony Johnson

Getting Started: To start inquire with your state sponsored employment services. For example in Maryland we have the Maryland DLLR that provides career training, résumé writing and review, career search help, college/trade programs and grants for unemployed workers to receive training. All of these services are free and state sponsored. Also, look up local non-profits that specialize in job readiness training.

Résumé writing: Every single one of you needs a résumé. Even if you are unemployed include activities such as volunteer work. Do not forget to include your credentials and experience such as college, certifications, and Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access). Write the résumé to fit the job. If you possess those skills in the advertisement make sure it is highlighted on the résumé. Invest in résumé writing books or do a google search for resumes fitting your job skills.

Employment options: Consider owning your own business. Take free or low cost courses on starting your business via your state sponsored Small Business Association. Apply for positions via Temp Agencies. You earn income and this may land you a permanent job.

Job Fairs: Do a google search and look for job fairs in your area. Dress to impress and bring several resumes. Research the employers before you go and ask questions. The recruiters are there to hire but are also willing to answer any questions. Get names of the recruiters and submit your cover letters addressing them to the recruiters.

Career Resource Advisors: Colleges have career advisors and offer job search assistance for alumni students. Use them!

Social Media: Create a LinkedIn account. Join groups relevant to your career. This is one of the top recruitment tools. Ensure your profile is complete with your résumé and make it stand out with your skills. Chose a professional picture.

Networking: Carry business cards and be ready to hand them out to any and everyone. Include your name, contact info, LinkedIn profile, job title, and three or four billets of your skills. Attend networking events. Gather lots of references and ask everyone you meet if they know about any employment opportunities. Most companies offer recruitment incentives, it pays to ask friends/associates about job opportunities.

Job Search: Great sites include USAJobs, Indeed, Monster, Craigslist, and your State/City employment websites.