Pathways to Employment

Pathways to Employment

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  • A young black woman in professional attire smiles at the viewer. Under her, the print ad caption reads, "I'm not just here to put in the hours. I'm here to put in the Years. Look beyond the resume and you'll find the skills you're looking for. Grads of Life are an untapped pool of motivated, dedicated and driven talent. Discover new ways to develop great talent at GradsofLife.org."
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    Pathways to Employment - I'm Not Just Here

    A young black woman in professional attire smiles at the viewer. Under her, the print ad caption reads, "I'm not just here to put in the hours. I'm here to put in the Years. Look beyond the resume and you'll find the skills you're looking for. Grads of Life are an untapped pool of motivated, dedicated and driven talent. Discover new ways to develop great talent at GradsofLife.org."
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  • A young black man dressed in professional attire smiles at the viewer. Under him, a caption for the print ad reads, "Some were made for the resume. I was made for the workforce. Discover new ways to develop great talent at GradsofLife.org."
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    Pathways to Employment - As An Entry Level

    A young black man dressed in professional attire smiles at the viewer. Under him, a caption for the print ad reads, "Some were made for the resume. I was made for the workforce. Discover new ways to develop great talent at GradsofLife.org."
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6 million young adults (16-24) are out of work and out of school

"Grads of Life"

The average time a resume 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 resume 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.

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