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Hiring Event 2019



Employment Services of Weld County and the City of Greeley coordinate an annual hiring event for young adults between the ages of 15-24 and is held the first Wednesday of March.  The event draws hundreds of Weld residents that meet with employers offering a variety of employment opportunities.

The hiring event is offered as a part of the Governor's Summer Job Hunt, a program designed in 1981 to offer a link between classroom learning and actual on-the-job experience. Last year, Employment Services of Weld County assisted approximately 2,500 young people in their job search.

To register for this event or other job opportunities, please visit: www.connectingcolorado.com
Prepare for the Hiring Event

Step 1: Gather Pertinent Information

First things first, you must have all of the necessary information to attend the hiring event. Always be sure you know the date, time, and location of the event. You will also want to find out what jobs or companies the event is conducting interviews for. 


Step 2: Do Your Background Research

One sure way to stand out at a mass hiring event is showcasing your knowledge of the employer and position you plan to interview for. Be sure to visit the company's website and gather basic background information to impress your interviewer.


Step 3: Dress for Success

You only have one opportunity to make a first impression. Be sure to dress for success! For tips on what to wear to an interview, check these out!

What to wear to an interview for high school students (link)

How to dress for a job interview (link)

How to dress for job fairs (link)

What to wear to work on a budget (link)

Where to get interview clothing (link)

 

Step 4: Bring Printed Copies of Your Resume
The purpose of a resume is to grab the attention of your potential employer. Research states that once a hiring manager opens your resume, you have 10-20 seconds to impress them. It is important that your resume stands out among the crowd for all of the right reasons. Be sure to bring at least 5 printed copies of your resume to the hiring event to hand out to multiple employers or recruiters. Your resume also contains all the information you will need to fill out applications quickly and accurately.

Step 5: Seize Your Interview Opportunity
Interviews are your way of connecting your professional experience and personality. Being fully prepared for an interview, no matter what the position or level, is paramount to your future and success. See the Interviewing section to for more information.

Practical Tips for Hiring Events (link)   
Hiring Event Checklist (link)  
Hiring Event Success  (link)
Job Preparation Links (link)

Soft Skills and Why you Need Them

Soft skills is a term used by employers to refer to the more intangible and non-technical abilities that are sought from candidates. Soft skills are sometimes referred to as transferable skills or professional skills. Examples of important soft skills are communication, teamwork and problem solving. Soft skills are the difference between adequate candidates and ideal candidates. In most competitive job markets, recruitment criteria do not stop at technical ability and specialist knowledge. Soft skills relate to how you work with others (whereas hard skills relate to you, in isolation, as an individual). Employers value soft skills because they enable people to function and thrive in teams and in organizations as a whole.

A productive and healthy work environment depends on soft skills. After all, the workplace is an interpersonal space, where relationships must be built and fostered, perspectives must be exchanged, and occasionally conflicts must be resolved.

 

Soft Skills Assessment (link)

Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success! (link)

Soft Skills to Improve your Career (link)

Keeping the Job You Have (.pdf)

Resumes and Cover Letters

The purpose of a resume/curriculum vitae (CV) is to earn an interview by providing an overview of your relevant experiences to potential employers. Cover letters have become more and more important. The purpose of a cover letter is to communicate your skills and goals specific to the position and employer. The cover letter is an opportunity to shine.

 

UNC Resume Resources (link)

UNC Cover Letter Resources (link)

Interviewing

Interviews are your way of connecting your professional experience and personality. Being fully prepared for an interview, no matter what the position or level, is paramount to your future and success. When answering interview questions, remember to keep them relevant to the position you are interviewing for.

 

UNC Interviewing Resources (link)

Contact Information

Employment Services of Weld County

Street Address:
315 N. 11th Ave.
Building B
Greeley, CO 80631

​Mailing Address:
PO Box 1805 
Greeley, CO 80632

Phone: (970) 353-3800
Telecom Relay Service (TRS): Dial 7-1-1
Fax: (970) 346-7981


Young Adult Employment Program Hotline

Phone: (970) 400-6715


Karina Amaya
Special Programs Manager - Youth

Email: kamaya@weldgov.com
Phone: (970) 400-6763


Greg Cordova
Youth Case Manager

Email: gcordova@weldgov.com
Phone: (970) 400-6762


Leslie Galindo
Youth Case Manager

Email: lgalindo@weldgov.com
Phone: (970) 400-6764


Jasmin Dominguez
Youth Case Manager

Email: jdominguez@weldgov.com
Phone: (970) 400-6761


Nereyda Torres
Youth Case Manager

Email: ntorres@weldgov.com
Phone: (970) 400-6739