montbeliard. Lots of ideas and contacts in the Summer Jobs Forum

The welcome is warm on Wednesday in the multipurpose hall at La Roselière where the Summer Jobs Forum is held. In the program: meetings with professionals, training workshops, help in creating a resume or even a virtual reality. The forum, which has been in place since 2006, is an annual meeting for young people looking for summer work, work and study programs, or volunteer work.

For this face-to-face edition, Info Jeunes Montbéliard, the organizer, has selected about fifty professionals to present their company or association or advise young visitors, sometimes accompanied by their parents.

Wide range of job offers

Candidates roam freely between the various stands offered by the Forum. On one side of the room they can refer to job offers categorized by sector of activity and laid out on large colored boards. There are also enough schools and training centers to give them ideas for the future.

Lots of motivation

Professionals look to high school and college students. “We have seen that the volunteer people,” confirmed two of the Pôle Emploi agents, “are all there to find expertise and validate future projects.” The professionals note that the young men all came up with resumes, “which adds credibility and shows their motivation.” Same comment from another manager: “It’s good to see young people who want to work!”. For their part, temporary employment agencies attract candidates with very diverse profiles who are looking for jobs for a month or two during the summer. “Can’t do more than that during the holidays, the rest of the time I’m in class,” one student laments.

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Helping Workshops

The CV and Cover Letter workshop is located at the back of the multipurpose room, allowing everyone to improve and understand the challenges of these two serious exercises. “Young people need to understand that the CV is a vision that companies have about them. So it has to be representative,” explains a speaker. Nearby, discussions begin between the life coach and the student. The training workshop allows for better stress management during job interviews, for example. “Young people don’t necessarily have the keys and don’t know how to present themselves,” admits Olivier, the coach. But there is also a dimension of self-acceptance and “allowing oneself to do whatever one wants in one’s career direction”.

Frank Mccarthy

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