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Ameri Corps Alums  Resume And Interview

Ameri Corps Alums Resume And Interview



Building a post-AmeriCorps resume and tips for interviewing after a year of service.

Building a post-AmeriCorps resume and tips for interviewing after a year of service.



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    • What is Life… After AmeriCorps? AmeriCorps Alums – 2009/2010
    • Agenda
      • Introductions
      • Employment Resources
      • Who are AmeriCorps Alums?
      • Local Chapters
      • National Opportunities
      • Questions?
    • Employment Resources
    • Career Path
      • Whether you are just starting your AmeriCorps term, are midterm or end of term, you should be asking yourself questions like these:
      • “ What are the next steps in my career path?”
      • “ What resources are available to me that I am not yet taking advantage of?”
      • “ How can I reflect this experience on my resume?”
    • Focused Job Search
      • Focusing your job search does not mean limiting yourself, but applying for positions that you are truly interested in.
    • Translating Your Experience into Job Speak
      • Identify competencies and skills used in your service
      • Give examples of when you learned or successfully applied the skill
      • Connect the dots for a potential employer by telling them how you can use that skill to meet the job requirements for the job you want
    • Marketing Your Service Experience on Your Resume
      • Focus on the skills used, not job title “Volunteer” or “AmeriCorps Member”
      • Consider using a functional resume format
      • Customize your resume to the job you are seeking and list relevant accomplishments
      • Prioritize your skills and accomplishments to show what is most important and what you are best at first
    • Interviewing
      • Find out what your employer wants…and tell them how YOU can help them get it!
      • How can you do this???
    • Be a PRO!
      • Be Prepared
        • Dress the part and practice beforehand
        • Research company, position, location and salary before the interview
        • Plan to follow-up before the interview
      • Be Relevant
        • Ask questions and customize your answers
      • Be Optimistic and Confident
        • Turn negatives into positives
        • Show how you bring value in every answer
      • What is AmeriCorps?
        • Have your elevator speech ready
        • Know WHY
      • What are your weaknesses?
      • Where do you see yourself in five years?
      • What can you offer me that another person can't?
      • Job Description:  
      • The NCCC Alums Technology and Development Coordinator will work to ensure proper online communication development and implementation with regard to the AmeriCorps Alums/NCCC Alumni contract. He/she will also be charged with creating a sound infrastructure for NCCC alumni special projects/events. This position is located in the Washington, DC headquarters of AmeriCorps Alums. He/she will be supervised by the AmeriCorps Alums External Relations Manager and work closely with the AmeriCorps NCCC Alumni and Partnership Coordinator. Duties include: 
      • Technology/Social Media
      • News and online publication
      • Special Projects/Events
      • Qualifications and Core Skills:
      • Advanced knowledge of AmeriCorps NCCC (Alum preferred, but not required)
      • Excellent organizational skills and precise attention to detail
      • Proven skill in writing for online publication
      • Proficiency in all MS Office systems and Adobe Photoshop
      • Knowledge of online technology— specifically publishing, social media, CRM systems/databases (HTML knowledge a plus)
      • Advanced knowledge and training in design aesthetics
      • Event and project management expertise
      • Strong work ethic, ready to learn and work hard
      • Self-starter who is comfortable working alone and with a small team
    • Networking
      • 80 – 85% of jobs are never publicly advertised
      • Networking is building relationships over time with a broad range of people.
        • Talk to family, friends, AmeriCorps peers , community collaborators , project leaders , colleagues in your industry, former bosses, teachers, etc.
        • Stay in contact
        • Never stop building your network
        • Start now!
        • Most importantly, create your own system, and be consistent
    • Online Job Resources
      • Jobs.change.org
      • Idealist.com
      • Americorpsalums.org
      • Usajobs.gov
      • LinkedIn.com
    • Check out ourwebsite!
    • THERE IS LIFE AFTER AMERICORPS! Resources : www.americorpsalums.org AmeriCorps Hotline 1-888.507.5962 https://my.americorps.gov What’s Next? encorps.nationalserviceresources.org/whatsnext
    • www.americorpsalums.org