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Well, a pair of highly committed, high impact volunteers have taken the toxic charity thinking to heart and devised a ministry which empowers rather than enables.
Working with the Salvation Army Center of Hope, our volunteers have conducted a series of Job Skills Seminars so that the women of the Center can best present themselves during the interview process for much-needed jobs.
They followed the Skills Seminar with an actual Job Fair — matching women-on-the-margins with hiring managers from our area.
Here’s how one of our volunteers describes it:
We conducted one on one coaching and mock interviews before the actual job fair, as well as a skill practice called “TMI” —Three Minute Introductions, where we had the women move from coach to coach and in three minutes introduce themselves and make a positive first impression. The women indicated they really liked this as it gave them the opportunity to learn different interview styles and what one person make ask versus someone else.