Boston Career Link
Boston Career Link brings job seekers and employers together
In a world of online job searching, where applications and inquiries are done electronically, Goodwill’s Boston Career Link brings job seekers and employers together face to face.
These face to face meetings, or onsite recruitment sessions, are held at Boston Career Link, the one-stop career center operated by Goodwill, and provide a platform for employers to meet and interview pre-screened, qualified candidates.
Shawn Ervin, Director of Human Services at the Brandon School, a school and treatment center for boys, did an onsite recruitment session at Boston Career Link for the first time in the fall of 2015 and was able to fill the three positions the Natick school had open.
“Would I go back to the career center again?” Ervin said. “Absolutely. It was a great experience for us.”
One of those hired was Jakia Blake. The Mattapan resident had been unemployed or in temporary jobs for the last year when a Boston Career Link career advisor told her about the Brandon School.
“I wanted to find a position in human services, so this is a good fit for me,” said Jakia, who is a residential counselor at the Brandon School, “I really enjoy it. There is something new every day.”
For Boston Career Center, the onsite recruitment sessions, along with the job fairs and mass hiring events, create an extended network for job seekers and employers to come together so they can work together.