NetWork Now Success 2008-04-09

On March 27, 2008, NetWORK Now drew together eager, motivated young job seekers with some of the most prominent employers in the province.

YES Montreal’s NetWORK Now: A resounding success!
 
On March 27, 2008, NetWORK Now drew together eager, motivated young job seekers with some of the most prominent employers in the province for an evening of networking and on-the-spot interviews. This event provided job-ready participants with a rare opportunity to interview with company representatives and network with potential employers. Using a group job interview scenario, employers from all fields conducted on-the-spot interviews with candidates specifically chosen from YES Montreal’s pool of clients.
 
A total of 35 candidates vyed for over 40 jobs in the two-hour networking event that took place at the Delta Centre-Ville. NetWORK Now hosted employers and professionals from various sectors of the workforce, including representatives from Sunlife Financial, Royal Bank of Canada, Airborne Mobile, Scotia MacLeod, and Reitmans Canada Limited. The success of the event was enhanced by the networking opportunity that followed the on-the-spot interviews. We are receiving positive feedback from both clients and companies commenting on the importance and significance of events like these.

"NetWORK Now has helped me to network and expose my resumé to businesses that would be of interest to me, as well as companies that I may not have thought to send my resumé to,” says YES Client, NetWORK Now Participant, Brooke Chinks. I like the time and preparation that went into pairing up the clients with the employers at the NetWORK Now event. I thought that was a great idea and demonstrated the personal care that went into making the event a success."
 

"NetWORK Now has helped me to network and expose my resumé to businesses that would be of interest to me, as well as companies that I may not have thought to send my resumé to,” says YES Client, NetWORK Now Participant, Brooke Chinks. I like the time and preparation that went into pairing up the clients with the employers at the NetWORK Now event. I thought that was a great idea and demonstrated the personal care that went into making the event a success.”

“I attended the NetWORK Now and thought the candidates were really above     average,” says Dessalen Wood, Senior Director of Human Resources for Airborne Mobile. “Within the week, I had fine candidates booked for interviews and we already hired one. I was very impressed overall.”

For more information on YES Montreal’s upcoming events, please go to www.yesmontreal.ca.
 
As a not-for-profit organization, YES Montreal (Youth Employment Services) enriches the community by providing English-language support services to help Quebecers find employment and start businesses. www.yesmontreal.ca