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

My Story of Survival and Courage

#TBT @simplyebony1 @success.creators #ThursdayThoughts #SimplyEbony #MyStory

Who was this woman four years ago? This woman had just transitioned from the Air Force a world she knew all her adult life. This woman had just launched her non-profit The Next Chapter and started her new position with the government. This woman fled her apartment in the middle of the night fearful of her life. Her abusive, manipulative, and controlling ex-boyfriend threatened to kill her and he was law enforcement. The police and courts failed to protect her. She spent years in court when her abuser refused to comply with the protective order. She lived every night in fear and had to leave her job, her apartment, and the life she knew to escape her ex-boyfriend who was not only abusive but a stalker. This woman was unemployed for four months trying to figure it all out. This woman never lost faith. This woman was in transition on the path to rebuilding her life. She found strength in her Sisters of Queen Esther at @fbcglenarden First Baptist Church of Glenarden. She joined @bosseduporg Bossed Up Courage Community! This woman found a community of Sisters with @emiliearies Bossed Up! This women kept a smile. She wasn’t deterred. She fought her way through her circumstances. She wasn’t a victim nor did she ever once ask for a hand out. She picked herself up. She leaned on her support system. She entered the Next Chapter of her life like a Boss! This woman is a survivor. This woman is ME.

#WINsDay Celebrating 18 Years of Government Service

This month I celebrate over 18 years serving in the Government of the United States of America! 🇺🇸 My first 14 was Enlisted in the United States Air Force and the past 4 was serving as a government civilian. In these four years I’ve achieved tremendous goals.

My proudest moment was serving on the team that successfully implemented Project SOAR a Pilot Program that provided approximately $2 million of Grant funding to public housing authorities (PHAs) to deploy education navigators that provide individualized assistance to youth and their families in FAFSA completion, financial literacy and college readiness, postsecondary program applications and post-acceptance assistance. Philadelphia, Chicago, and Los Angeles were amongst the cities that received funding.

I received recognition for my work and was awarded the Innovator of the Year by the Next Generation (NEXTGen) of Government: NEXTGen Award Winners. I currently serve on the board that plans the NEXTGen Training Conference for future government leaders. I also serve as a senior mentor for both NEXTGen and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Cyber Professionals.

My agency paid for me to earn my certificate as an Associate Certified Coach for the International Coach Federation and my Masters Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University.

This was all in four years time. Imagine the possibilities in the next four years! I’m excited to see where this journey will lead me. I share my experience to inspire others and to show you that anything is possible. You can choose to just go to work and clock in and out or you can choose to make a difference. Your choice!!! Choose to be GREAT!!!

#SimplyEbony #SuccessCreators #WINsDay

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