Yesterday was World Diabetes Day. Since 1991, the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization introduced World Diabetes Day to bring awareness to the rise of diabetes around the world. Across the world, many different structures and buildings are lit up blue to signify global unity on this day.
The universal symbol for diabetes is a blue circle. The circle represents a shape that is frequently occurring in nature and across cultures has symbolized life and health. Most importantly it signifies unity for those who are affected by diabetes. The blue color of the circle represents the color of the sky and the flag of the UN. The UN in itself represents unity amongst different nations and is the only organization that can signal to governments everywhere that it is time to fight diabetes and reverse global trends.
Workbridge Associates teamed up with our sister company Jobspring Partners by wearing blue yesterday in support of this day and in support of Liz Lebedda, the Marketing Specialist at Jobspring who is diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.
A great group pic of the Workbridge Staff (sans their fabulous Marketing Specialist)
It's a great cause and everyone at Workbridge is happy to be involved!
Workbridge Orange County might be a bit late to the table, but we're here with our Movember post!
During November each year, Movember is responsible for appearances of mustaches on thousands of men's faces in the US. Joining our sister offices Silicon Valley and San Fransisco, our Orange County office is officially participating in Movember. With their Mo's, these men are raising awareness and funds for men's health issues all month long.
Want to find out more about Movember, how you can participate, and donate, click here. Stay tuned to see how they look at the end of the month!
Just a few weeks ago, New York City was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, leaving many families without food, shelter and clothing.
Sandy left homes flooded and destroyed with many people losing everything they had. Moved by the unfortunate circumstances Sandy left behind, Workbridge New York decided to donate all items we received for our Food Drive to those victims effected by this natural disaster.
Together our recruiters, marketing specialist and job seekers donated 279 food items to assist those families in need. Along with our Food Drive, we have also started a Clothing Drive ending November 16th to also give relief to those effected by this storm. We would like to thank every single person that has contributed to our efforts to help those in need, whether it be donations of food, clothing or both. We appreciate your involvement and we are certain that those receiving the items we all donated will be truly grateful for all that we have gathered together to do on behalf of them.
Many of our own neighbors, friends and family were effected in some way by this storm and we are so very glad that we could do something to help!
Clothing, Coats, Hats, Scarves and Shoes donated to our clothing drive for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.
"During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of mustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in the US and around the world. With their Mo's, these men raise vital awareness and funds for men's health issues, specifically cancer initiatives."
Workbridge Silicon Valley is supporting the Movember movement by participating in a November competition but with a slight twist, the men of Workbridge are taking it a step further and growing a beard in addition to a mustache. Our goal is to raise awareness to men's health issues.
Here are the gentlemen participating in the Movember competition. You can see our team, the PolarBeards, on the Movember website. Please feel free to add comments, ratings or donate.
We will keep you updated with weekly photos so you can see how the mustaches and beards are coming along throughout the month.
It's the season for giving and Workbridge New York is getting involved!
Join the recruiters at Workbridge Associates New York City in donating non-perishable food items to the Food Bank for New York City. For the first few weeks of this month we are taking time to collect and donate food items to our community and those in need.
As a result of our experience serving dinner at the New York City Rescue Mission, our eyes were opened to the large number of individuals within our own community that are in need of shelter, food, clothing and much more.
Many of the people we served dinner to that night are without family and have no place to call home. Unlike many of us, they will not be attending Holiday feasts and festivities with their loved ones. Hence, we want to get involved with giving back and ensuring that they have a pleasant holiday season!
Stop by our office from now until November 15th to drop off your canned goods and non-perishables. Who knows, you might even get a new job while you're at it!
If you're in the Philadelphia area next Thursday, we'd love to have you at our third Tech in Motion Philadelphia event!
We're throwing a tech mixer and holiday can drive to benefit Philabundance. We'll have food, drink specials, and lots of networking with local tech professionals. You can find more information on the event page.
Please join us if you're free! And remember to bring a can!
It was a day we were looking forward to for a while, but a few Fridays ago we welcomed the crew from Best Buddies into our office for an afternoon of resume critiquing, interview advice, and good times.
Best Buddies is a terrific organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Aside from the Buddies, we also invited the Best Buddies staff in to discuss business development strategies that we employ every day, our President Matt Milano, even stopped by to talk shop!
While the staff talked with Matt and our management team, our Lead Recruiters worked individually with the buddies to give them advice on everything from interview tactics, to resume revisions, to how to dress for success!
After working with the buddies our recruiters brought them over to their desks to show them what they do every day, and the process they go through to help the job seekers they work with.
We ended the day with some group photos and a pizza party!
All in all it was a great experience for our team, we formed some great bonds with the buddies and hope to keep in touch with them to offer any more advice on the job search.
To learn more about Best Buddies, please visit BestBuddies.org
Or, follow Best Buddies Massachusetts on Twitter at @BestBuddiesMA
Last Friday, Workbridge Orange County hosted Project Interview with WHW here at their office. WHW (Women helping Women/Men2Work) is a non profit organization that provides comprehensive employment support service to empower disadvantage men, women, and teens in reaching economic self-sufficiency. WHW has a high quality, personalized Employment Success Program that Workbridge Associates was lucky enough to participate with by hosting a round of Project Interviews.
We at Workbridge thought it was a natural alliance to join forces with WHW to help share our knowledge of resumes, interviews, and job hunting with those who need help. It was a pleasure to be able to go through the full interviewing process with 12 job seekers.
If you are currently looking for a new job, here are some of our tips:
1) Research! Make sure to check out the website, blogs, and relevant recent publications about the company you're interviewing with.
2) Use concise bullet points to highlight your previous work experience.
3) Be able to explain quickly and articulately your professional strengths with examples.
A huge thank you to WHW for partnering with us to host this round of Project Interview!