Preferred Method To Be Contacted By A Candidate: Phone
Preferred Process For Following Up On Application: Give me a call or send me an email! We get dozens of resumes a day, so it can be tricky to keep up with them, but we do want to talk to you!
Things That Impress You In A Candidate: Passion and drive; someone who is committed to making a difference in the lives of others. This doesn't mean I especially look for someone with work experience, but someone who has given/continues to give their time and energy to others and finds human services rewarding.
Things Candidates Must Include To Be Considered For Job: Always apply with complete resume! Don't summarize your resume, just keep it neat and balanced. And never apply to a job with a short cover letter with "resume on request." It comes off as pretentious and is confusing to a recruiter. Don't be afraid to customize your resume for particular jobs; if you want to highlight your volunteer work when applying for a social service job, and your customer service experience for a retail position, that's fine! (Just don't get them mixed up!)
Here are some tips that I've found on writing a resume:
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20140917045901-24454816-the-5-biggest-mistakes-i-see-on-resumes-and-how-to-correct-them?trk=prof-post&trk=prof-posthttps://www.linkedin.com/pulse/biggest-mistakes-i-see-resumes-part-2-your-top-8-questions-bockThings That Will Disqualify A Candidate From Getting Considered: We are very open to considering all candidates, but please make sure you have a general understanding of our agency and our available positions. I love to help people find the career that they love, but I can’t create your ideal job for you. Applying for a multitude of jobs within our agency at the same time can potentially be an issue — since many of our jobs are very different (in levels of education, skills and qualities needed). If a candidate applies to 2-3 similar jobs, that is fine; I even make sure they are considered for their choice pick first. But when someone applies to many different positions, ranging from high school level to Master’s level position, then I don’t get the feeling a candidate has paid attention to our jobs.
Can Candidates Apply For Multiple Positions And Not Get Penalized?: No
What's your favorite quote? "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." -Mahatma Gandhi
What do you like to do in your free time? Take on additional projects that will help others around me
In a sentence, why do you enjoy working at your company? I love that I get to have a career where get to help others, can continue to grow in the agency and learn every day!
In a sentence, how would you describe the employees at your company? Our staff is full of dedicated and passionate people who make great teams and love to look after our youth!
Staying active at work can be a real challenge. It's easy to get sidetracked with projects and meetings, and not even realize you've been sitting for a couple (or more!) hours. So, how can busy professionals be more active during the work day?