Speed Meeting is Back!
Date: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 | 9am to 2:30pm (5 min rotating interview sessions)
Cost: Free (includes lunch for midday session)
Location: Prince George Hotel, The Windsor Room, 1725 Market St, Halifax
Job seekers: Angie Morash firstname.lastname@example.org |
Employers: Jessica Ward email@example.com
The goal of reachAbility's Speed Meetings is to create an opportunity for hiring employers to meet job seekers in an inclusive and comfortable space. Through this meeting, job seekers from the general public are provided with the opportunity to have interview practice with currently hiring employers. Additionally, the employers get the opportunity to pre-screen candidates without the obligation of saying yes or no.
The only requirement for employers is to join us for one (or two or three) hour and a half long sessions providing 5-minute interviews to job seekers. At the end of each interview, the employer fills out a small feedback sheet with constructive advice for the job seekers which we review with them at a later date.
The exciting thing about Speed Meeting is that we have unintentionally garnered about a 50% employment rate from these events! When you combine hiring employers with eligible and qualified candidates a "right person, right job" is bound to happen! Now that's a win, win, win!
We are really excited to be able to offer this opportunity for 45 job seekers to meet with up to 15 employers. We currently have three sessions on Tuesday, July 23rd at the Prince George Hotel in The Windsor Room:
9:00 am - 10:30 am - Group A
10:45 am - 12:15 pm - Group B
12:45 pm to 2:15 pm - Group C
All events include a delicious catered spread from The Prince George Hotel and are free services for both job seekers and employers.
We hope to see you on July 23rd to learn directly from job seekers and employers about why this event is such a hit!
About reachAbility: reachAbility is a grassroots non-profit organization which provides supportive and accessible programs for people facing barriers to inclusion and community participation.
reachAbility is leading the provincial implementation of the federal government’s new accessibility legislation which aims to eliminate barriers faced by people with disabilities in sectors under its jurisdiction. reachAbility is proud to be the designated host agency for National AccessAbility Week (NAAW) which will run from Monday, May 25 to Sunday May 31 at events across Nova Scotia. This national week of celebration is dedicated to the inclusion of persons with disabilities and the many contributions being made by them across Canada.
For More Information
Jessica Ward | Job Developer, reachAbility | firstname.lastname@example.org | 902.429.5878