BLC volunteers help job seekers

On Wednesday, January 19, nineteen volunteers from our Business Leadership Council started the year by performing an important mitzvah. During a three hour job-hunting workshop at the Jewish Vocational Service (JVS), our volunteers worked with job-seekers in three specific areas:

  • Mock Interviews: Conducting one-on-one role play interviews.
  • Elevator Pitch Blitz: Helping clients perfect a succinct presentation that represents their background, strengths, and goals.
  • Resume and Cover Letter Critique: Reviewing written materials and provide specific, constructive feedback.

Silvia Morita-Patel, JVS Stewardship & Special Events Manager, thanked our group, writing, “It was a pleasure to work with the BLC this past Wednesday. The event was a huge success and an invaluable opportunity for our clients.” The response to our call for volunteers was so overwhelming that we reached maximum capacity with just one recruitment email. Those interested in honing their job-search skills or volunteering in the future need not worry - we're planning to hold similar events soon!


January 26, 2011


The Federation