Monday, January 7 - Resume and interviewing wisdom is a skill that many people more qualified than the JVSWorks staff - OK, me - are qualified to dispense. David Kruskall, for example.
When he was tabbed to participate in a podcast sponsored by the West Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, Kruskall, JVS WHEST Program Manager, outlined several employment interview do's and dont's.
For example, Kruskall suggests practicing answering interview questions with a friend or family member the night before the interview. He also recommends rehearsing in front of a mirror.
Come prepared with a list of researched questions so that when the employer asks - as s/he inevitably will - whether you have any questions, you can do some interviewing of your own.
There's a lot more interviewing wisdom, but I'll let you get it directly from the career counselor's mouth. Watch David Kruskall on YouTube here.
And while we're on the subject of the great work done at JVS WHEST, here's a thanks and happy new year's note sent to Teri Maher, Job Developer/Case Manager at JVS WHEST from a client who is embarking on a new career in 2013:
I wanted to express my gratitude on all your help with my job search the past few months. I can't express how much I appreciate your help at such a difficult stressful time in my life. With so much uncertainty, each visit I had with you left me full of resources and with hope that it would all work out. It has and I have you to thank for the tips and help you provided for me at the job fair. My job search was successful and I have a job I like. I have you to thank for it. I appreciate your sincerity and complete focused dedication to myself and each of your clients. I could not have done this without you. I hope 2013 brings you many wonderful things. Thank you.