Today the JEVS Career Solutions for 55+ program held it’s annual “Job Search Seminar” at the United Way location in Center City, Philadelphia to arm mature job seekers with tips and tricks to help them be successful in today’s competitive hiring market. Our panel discussion featured four human resources professionals who offered job hunt words of wisdom; stories of what NOT to do before, during and after the interview; as well as how to organize and get your résumé noticed. Here is a snapshot of their advice to our 40+ seminar attendees:     

“In the hospitality industry, personality and soft skills are imperative. Find an organization that appreciates your individuality and take it with you to work every day!”
~ Romaine Jones, Human Resources Recruiter, SugarHouse Casino

“Mature workers are credible and valued professionals in the workplace. A successful job search must include a well-crafted, tailored résumé; networking with target employers and professional associations; volunteering at employers/non-profit groups; and rehearsed interview skills.”
~ Michael Robinson, Director of Community Outreach and Hiring, Temple University

“Make yourself comfortable using the computer and communicating via email. At CHOP, everything is done online and via email so knowing the computer is essential for a role with us.”
~ SherVonne Wilson, Recruiter/Talent Acquisition, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

“Attitude is important for a job interview. It portrays your interest, team work, professionalism and most of all…character.” 
~ Helen Begola, Account Executive, The Bettinger Company

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