Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Women for Hire Looking for Career Industry Pros for Fall Sessions

Women for Hire is looking for resume writers and career coaches to provide resume critiquing and mini-career coaching sessions at their Fall 2011 Career Expos.

There are six Expos scheduled:
Tuesday, Oct. 4 -- Cobb Galleria, Atlanta
Thursday, Oct. 6 -- Navy Pier, Chicago
Tuesday, Oct. 18 -- Four Points Sheraton at LAX, Los Angeles
Thursday, Nov. 3 -- Hilton New York, New York
Wednesday, Nov. 9 -- The Almas Temple at the Hamilton Crowne Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Tuesday, Nov. 15 -- Doubletree Hotel by Hilton, Dallas

They are looking for veteran expo participants -- or first-timers! While admission to the expos is free for job seekers, they must bring a resume for admission. For resume critiquing you must commit to arrive by 9:30 a.m. and stay until 2 p.m. (the event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.).

The expo includes:
*Power Seminars: Top tips and tricks on acing a challenging job search
*Mentor Match: Candid advice from another professional in the trenches
*Perfect Pitch: Nail your quick intro to wow everyone you meet
*Resume Reviews: Instant feedback on this all-important document
*The Interview: Experts will evaluate job seeker’s interview skills
*Engaging Employers: Access to the people who’ll get you in the door
*Exceptional Connections: Phenomenal talent to trade ideas and leads

When critiquing resumes, you will spend five to seven minutes with each jobseeker. The goal is to provide some general observations about a resume and make a few constructive suggestions. All resume critiquers are, of course, free to mention their services and provide contact information. But we like everyone to leave with specific tips and feedback. 

Lunch and beverages are provided.

We have found that giving candidates a one-page list of standard resume tips cuts down on repetition. This document is also a great place to provide information about your services, including a contact number or email address. Many participants receive referral business this way.

Note: If you would like to receive the Resume Writers' Digest Resume Critique Form (customizable!), send an email to editor(at)rwdigest.com (subject: Critique Form).

Genevieve Geany is your contact at Women for Hire to sign up. Genevieve says, "In all of our extensive marketing efforts, we promote free resume reviewing as a key component to our events. Since we know your time is valuable, we include your name and contact information in the directory that is distributed to all attendees. This packet includes a list of participating employers as well as any additional offerings from last season. Last year, some resume critiquers also spent some time evaluating job seekers' interview skills with a new feature called The Interview. They also chose to partake in Perfect Pitch to help jobseekers perfect their 30-second elevator pitch. Please let me know if this interests you."

Contact Genevieve at Genevieve(at)womenforhire.com or call her at (212) 290-2600.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, I guess the career expo will help lots of job seekers. As we all know, resume can pave us path to employer’s door. So writing a perfect meaningful resume is very essential. So, attending this expo is worthy. But the sad thing about this expo is that it is not in India. So please do keep writing the updates and some important information about the expo so that job seekers from India can take advantage of this opportunity.

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