Pathways to Employment

The average time a résumé spends on an HR manager’s desk is seven seconds, and candidates are often immediately dismissed if they don’t yet possess typical professional credentials. However, a traditional résumé isn’t necessarily what it takes to be an incredible employee. Currently, an Opportunity Divide exists in the United States. There are more than 4 million job vacancies across the country yet there are nearly 6 million young people between the ages 16-24 in the U.S. who are out of school and work. This campaign encourages hiring managers to look beyond the traditional resume and consider alternate talent pipelines of Opportunity Youth. Opportunity Youth are a motivated, resilient pool of untapped talent who will be unstoppable in their jobs, like they’re unstoppable in life. Hiring managers can discover new ways to develop great talent and build a more diverse workforce at GradsOfLife.org.

Sponsor: Year Up

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