Today is a big day in Philadelphia! Today, Thursday, February 15, 2018, the City of Philadelphia is celebrating “Empower Youth Employment” Day, a day dedicated to encouraging the City’s young people, ages 14 to 18, to apply for the Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC) 2018 Summer Youth Employment Program. The theme of today is to encourage young people to pursue their dreams and prepare for new careers. For us seasoned professionals, this is an opportunity for us to reflect on the career we have built thus far, and reconnect with our career ambitions.
Think about your #ThereToHere story. Do you remember your first job? Think of all of the lessons that you have picked up along the way? This walk down memory lane is powerful. It demonstrates the importance of youth employment while also providing us some real insight where we have been and where we are going. You can share your story (at http://bit.ly/SubmitUrStory) and/or read others by following #ThereToHere (mine will be posted on Instagram @Holathursday).
The big takeaway is to reflect on your story– go ahead, be impressed with yourself – and use that positive energy during the job search and certainly in the interview.