LinkedIn is a popular resource for job hunters, entrepreneurs, and professionals to exchange ideas and find each other. One of the best places to do both is by using LinkedIn’s groups. You can find lots of great information and resources and you don’t even need a premium account to take advantage. All you need is some thoughtful research.
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Are you 55 and over?
Do you want to give back to your community?
Are you looking for an opportunity to re-enter the workforce part-time?
Well, then you should check out ReServe. ReServe is a nonprofit that puts adults age 55 and up to work in schools, government offices, and community organizations. It has been featured in the Boston Globe.
As a potential ReServist, you can be matched with an organization that needs your expertise. Most positions are between 10 and 20 hours a week and last for at least three months. ReServists get paid a $10 per hour stipend for their efforts.
Organizations who have gaps in their staff can register with ReServe to get the talent they need, through the Give Back, Fill the Gap program. Or through the Impact Initiatives program ReServists can tackle issues with the community and work one on one with clients who need your skills.
The Boston chapter, launched earlier this year, is operated by JVS Boston in collaboration with Discovering What’s Next.
JVS Boston specializes helping individuals find jobs and get the skills they need to become successful in the workplace and their communities. Discovering What’s Next provides individuals over 50 with resources and programming and promotes community engagement.
Upcoming Classes and Programs
Neighbors Helping Neighbors meets every Wednesday at 7pm in the Kirstein Business Library. FYI: On April 3rd NHN will move up one hour to a 6pm start time.
Stop by the training lab on Tuesday, March 12 at 2:30 to learn about Job Searching Online.
Or you can swing by the training lab on Tuesday, March 26 at 2:30 to learn how to Create a Resume Online.
With the holiday season upon us, it can be difficult to keep track of your job hunt. But luckily there is a tool that can help.
Careerleaf is a great portal for managing your job hunt. Setup is easy. When you create your account you can import your resume or data from your LinkedIn account. Your account includes a profile, an email account, and three powerful tools– the job search function, Application Manager, and the Tracklet.
The job search function makes it simple to search across multiple job boards quickly. Career leaf pulls from multiple sources including SimplyHired, USA Jobs, Career Builder, Mashable and more. Just type in the job title and your zip code into the search bar and you’re in business.
Once you find a job posting to your liking, Careerleaf makes it easy for you to apply to openings and keep track of the postings. All you have to do is install the Tracklet into your browser. Clicking on it will launch the app and you’re ready to rock.
You can use the tracklet to:
- Autofill an application
- Send emails via your Careerleaf account
- Download your resume
- Add jobs to the Application Mananger
Careerleaf’s Application Manager allows you to keep track opportunities and add notes. The notes can be especially helpful when you are prepping for an interview. Moreover, you can add contact infomation and set the stage you are in the hiring process. It also makes it easy to add your correspondence to the Application Manager when you use your Careerleaf email.
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Cheers and good luck!