Remote Job Interviewer at Spero's Hope in New York

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Organization:  Spero’s Hope

Assignment:   occasional project work – usually 1-2 hours in duration

Pay:  $35.00 / hour

Scope:   participate in informational sessions and workshops

Location:  initially virtually, may be on-site in NYC in the future

 

Who we are

Spero’s Hope is a non-profit that is dedicated to providing pro bono assistance to people looking for employment.   Our passion started with a desire to help lower-income New Yorkers find more stable employment.   We have since augmented our services, and today our work also encompasses students from less traditional forms of higher education who are entering the workforce.   The intrigue to us is that this student population represents a broad spectrum of demographics.   Many are first generation college students, women and under-represented minorities – all of whom are studying various facets of technology.

Learn more about us:  www.speroshope.org

 

What we do

We have formed a partnership with an experimental, non-traditional learning organization to supplement their career services initiatives.    We will be offering bespoke small group informational sessions and one-on-one interview coaching as well as resume and cover letter preparation (currently all virtual; may be in-person in NYC in the future).

 

What you will do

  • Play the role of a candidate during “skit” interviews during our informational sessions.
  • Share your job search perspectives and tips during the informational sessions.
  • Post pandemic project work related to employment practices may be available.

 

What’s in it for you

Besides $35 an hour, this will give you the opportunity to hone your interview skills and answers.  For those applicants interested in the technology field, you may get exposure to other tech entrepreneurs and leaders.   For applicants interested in the HR field, you will get exposure to the HR employment function and career counseling.

 

How it works

If you are selected for this role, we will set up a few coaching sessions with you so that you are prepared for the skits.    We will also brief you about the goals of our workshops.    You are paid for these types of training / briefing sessions in addition to any virtual workshops in which you participate.

We will give you advance notice – usually at least a week – if we need you to participate in a workshop.  Our biggest ask is that once you commit to the session, you are available, on time and present during the session.   It is ok to turn down a session – we just need to know in advance.

We expect to pay your for a prep session ahead of each workshop.

We estimate that we will call you for two to three sessions a month, approximately an hour in length each.

 

Other things

If you have ideas for us as to how we can improve our workshops or delivery or if you want to engage with students directly, all additional work is fair game.  If we agree to your suggestions, you will be paid for the time you spend on additional work for Spero’s Hope.

 

Requirements of candidates

We are looking for recent college grads with any major, although technology / comp sci or human resources majors are preferred.

You have recently gone through a job search or are presently in a job search or you have had exposure to technology recruiting either in-house or through a recruiting firm.

You must be comfortable presenting to a larger group (up to approximately 20 participants) and on video, and you should feel comfortable jumping into a discussion and sharing your thoughts.  Good verbal communication skills is required!

Outgoing disposition and a sense of humor is helpful but not required.

Bilingual preferred:  Spanish or Mandarin

You must have reliable connectivity on the date of the workshops.

You must be reliable.   Once you commit to a workshop, we need you to attend!

 

To apply

Email us at hope@speroshope.org with your resume and a cover note as to why you think you would be a good fit for this role.

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