Pardon the #Reverb10 interruption, but I have exciting news to announce. I have joined the Hired for the Holidays team as a sponsor! I am honored to work with the hosts of some of my favorite career related Twitter chats, including Heather Huhman, Mark Babbitt, Chanelle Schneider, and Rich DeMatteo. As a sponsor, I will give 8 weeks of free 45-minute career coaching sessions via phone or Skype to someone who is actively in the job search at the beginning of 2011. I want you be that candidate!
To apply, please fill out the application form. It’s embedded below, but you can also access it on its own page. If you are selected, you must commit to the terms of the Hired for Holiday Initiative, including blogging and providing social media updates about your experience. Here are the other requirements:
1. A professional quality head shot (JPG, GIF or PNG)
2. Be “coachable”; the advice you’ll receive from your mentor will be practical, honest and – most important – will help you find employment
3. Be the “CEO” of your job search; the mentor’s role is to help you – your role is to find work!
4. Agree to the “Pay it Forward” nature of Hired for the Holidays – this time next year, you agree to sponsor a candidate yourself, and help them find work
For information on all the requirements and great services you’ll receive, please visit http://hiredfortheholidays.com/how-do-i-become-a-candidate/. You do not have to apply separately through their website to get me as a sponsor.
I am open to all types of candidates for this initiative, but would especially love to work with a college student, recent graduate, or young professional interested in public service, entrepreneurship, or a non-traditional industry.
Happy holidays and new year!