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Posted on April 18, 2012, by United Way in Uncategorized
Whether it's hawking shoes, assisting in an office, or corralling kids at camp - summer jobs help young people develop a work ethic, a feeling of purpose, and a sense of pride in their first paycheck. But summer jobs are getting harder to find, and candidates need to be prepared.
Enter United Way's MatchBridge and the corporate volunteers who generously helped young job seekers fine tune their interview skills last Friday during a mock-interview session. MatchBridge is leading the charge to connect young people with professional jobs and internships this summer as part of SF Summer Jobs+.
Volunteers from PG&E, Salesforce.com and Bank of America asked questions, probed, and offered feedback during the mock interviews, giving youth valuable practice through role playing with a supportive mentor.
“These companies are walking the talk by not only pledging jobs and financial support for Summer Jobs+, but by also working directly with the young people to ensure they have the coaching they need to ace their interviews and land a job,” said Matt Poland, director of MatchBridge.
Click below to view a photo gallery fromlast week'smock-interview session.
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