Hire Me! Interview Skills Seminar – June 2018 with YAI

We're so proud of our Summer 2018 Hire Me! graduates from YAI!

Jonathan and Joseph, two of our eVero Outreach instructors, share some of their experiences with the first of our Summer 2018 Hire Me! Interview Skills Seminars.

Hi, Jonathan Feldman here!

We here at eVero just finished up another six weeks of Hire Me! This time, we hosted an amazing group from YAI, and I think everyone enjoyed themselves.

We covered all of the hiring basics, from where to look for jobs, to how to fill out an application, as well as prepping for the interview, and of course, the interview itself!

Additionally, we were excited to have Melissa C come in as a guest speaker, who taught us all the Dos and Don’ts of social media. (For example, DO: Maintain a LinkedIn profile. DON’T: Mention illegal activities on Facebook).

We also had a number of interactive exercises, including handshake practice, practice follow-up calls, and 3 weeks of mock interviews with our executives.

Anyway, that’s all for now. See you next time!

~ Jonathan

We started with what everyone was interested in doing for a job in the near future to help them prepare.

We took quizzes and gave out homework each week. Each day, we spent time roleplaying interviews. They did very good with the roleplaying with Ronald when it came to doing follow-ups on the phone.

We had Melissa as a guest speaker about what’s the appropriate way to use social media. We had rounds of mock interviews with the executives in our office, and did activities while they were waiting to be called their turns.

For the last day, we gave them certificates and took pictures at the end. Students learned some good things from the class.

~ Joseph


Written By: Jonathan Feldman and Joseph Malebranche

This blog post was written by members of the eVero Outreach team. The Outreach program aims to teach individuals with disabilities marketable job skills, and enable them to find gainful employment. To learn more about eVero Outreach, click here.