Three Tips for Youth Work Job Seekers

A few weeks ago I started offering free youth worker job coaching for people who have lost their jobs or are searching for jobs working with young people. Since I began I have talked with 20 people from across the US and Canada. 
Here are a few tips I’ve pulled together that keep emerging in those conversations:
  1. Speak in certain tones about your experience. Let the interviewer know that you know about who you are, what you’ve done, and what you’re capable of doing. 
  2. Create a personal narrative. You have a great story to share – make sure you tell it!
  3. Dream of the world you want to work for, and dream out loud! Its important for anyone who works with young people to have a personal vision for the world they want to live in. Not some fluffy, flowery, impossible thing, but definitely a vision. Share it, and let your interviewer know you’re in it to win it.
Hope these might help you! Give me a call if you’re interested in a free session yourself!
Written by Adam Fletcher, this article was originally posted to http://commonaction.blogspot.com. Learn more at adamfletcher.net!

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For almost two decades, Adam F. C. Fletcher has led international outreach focused on engaging people successfully. Working with thousands of youth-serving nonprofits, K-12 schools, government agencies, international NGOs and other organizations around the world, his work spans the fields of education, public health, economic development and social services, and includes professional development, public speaking, publishing, social media and more. He founded the Freechild Institute for Youth Engagement, SoundOut and CommonAction, as well as writing more than 50 publications and 500 articles. He has also established 150-plus community empowerment projects.

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