SFSJ+ Job Vacancies 8/26- 8/30

Hi Non Profit Partners,

 

Next week MatchBridge is going to be holding an event for Ghirardelli Ice Cream Scoopers at AT&T Ballpark! They are looking for outgoing, friendly, energetic, professional people to serve, and sell their legendary line of ice cream! This is a great opportunity for youth who are looking to supplement their income or are focused students looking to gain experience without the long-term commitment!

So if know of any youth that love working with people & have a passion for chocolate and ice cream, then this is the position for them! Please instruct them to visit www.sfsummerjobs.org and express interest as soon as possible (the event is next week!). Those who are deemed a good fit for the position will be contacted by a MatchBridge team member with the next steps!

 

This week for MatchBridge’s “tip of the week” we talked about phone etiquette. For most youth, the preferred mode of communication this day in age is the text message. However, it’s extremely important for them to know how to handle themselves professionally on the phone. When an employer reads their resume and is interested in arranging an interview, they will always first give them a call. Below are the Do’s & Don’ts we provided the youth on how to better prepare, return and respond to phone calls from employers.

 

Preparing for the call:

 

DO: Set up a professional voicemail (Example: “Hello, You’ve reached your name. I am unable to answer the phone, but please leave your name and number and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you.”).

 

DON’T: Have NO voicemail set up, have a silly voicemail or have a song/music playing.

 

Receiving a call:

 

DO: Answer it if you have time, otherwise let it go to voicemail. However, ALWAYS listen to the voicemail before returning the call.

 

DON’T:  Let it go to voicemail and then immediately call back without knowing who it is. Its unprofessional to call an employer and say “You just called me?”

 

When to return the call:

 

DO: AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

 

DON’T: Wait more than 24 hours. Hiring managers usually call all the candidates they are looking to interview at the same time. If you wait too long, you could miss out on the opportunity

 

How to return the call:

 

DO: Call back an employer when you have time to talk and are in a quiet place. A great introduction would sound like: “Hello employer name . My name is your name and I just received your voicemail about the position. Do you have a moment to speak with me?”). Make sure to have done some more research about the position if possible.

 

DON’T: Call an employer back when you don’t have time or are in a noisy environment (e.g. on the bus, walking, with friends). Also, don’t call them back if  you don’t know the organization or position they are hiring for.

 

 

Thanks for all the work that you do and for your support of the MatchBridge program and the SF Summer Jobs+ Initiative! As always, don’t forget to check out all of the job/internship opportunities at www.sfsummerjobs.org!! We hope you have a great week!

 

Best,

The MatchBridge Team