Employ BR Youth Services is located within the McKinley Alumni Association at 1520 Thomas H. Delpit Drive. We provide a comprehensive array of services that focuses on assisting youth with one or more barriers to employment and post-secondary education, or advanced training.
DO YOUR RESEARCH
Know what job you’re applying for. Read the job description. If you don’t understand it, ask someone for help.
Know yourself. Can you provide solid examples of success in your current job, school, or extracurricular activities? Make a list, looking for examples of teamwork, organization and problem solving.
HAVE A CONVERSATION
The best job interviews are conversations, with give and take, so an employer can get to know you. One question you know you’ll hear is, “Tell me a little about yourself.” Find a friend to practice the exchange with. This way, you’ll feel more natural when you’re actually in the interview.
It’s time to get conservative. You want the employer to see you as a person, not a distraction! No jeans, T-shirts, or open-toed shoes. Guys, you’ll need slacks, a button-up shirt and a tie. Ladies, no heavy makeup, jewelry or perfume.
BE FIVE MINUTES EARLY — NO MORE, NO LESS
Of course, you don’t want to be late for an interview. But you also don’t want to show up too early, because that would be awkward. Allowing for an extra five minutes is just right. If you arrive sooner, wait in your car or in the building, but outside the office.
NO CELL PHONES NEEDED
Answering your phone — or checking texts — is the kind of distraction you DON’T want during and interview.
SAY THANK YOU — IN PERSON AND IN WRITING
After the interview, be sure to shake hands with the person or people you interviewed with and thank them for taking the time to talk with you. Then, send a follow-up email. If you’re still interested in working with them, say so. If not, let them know that it’s not the job for you. Either way, include another “thank you.”.