Youth face a variety of barriers when finding employment, from lack of experience to not being prepared to network.
Powered by Magnet, Youth Boost brings the tools and resources created by partner organizations into one platform that youth job seekers can access with a free account, making it easier to launch their career. As a founding partner of Youth Boost, Prepped will connect users to unique and tested job search tools to build an elevator pitch, strengthen their resume, prepare for interviews, and more. Continue reading to learn more.
Did you know that graduates that have held a job related to their field of study are more likely to find full-time work within three months of graduating than those who held unrelated jobs? Work experience, in addition to networking and interviewing skills, are just some of the barriers that youth face when starting out in their career.
That’s why Magnet, Prepped, and others have partnered to launch Youth Boost and help students and recent grads kick start their careers.
Magnet uses technology to bring together diverse partners and power projects that remove barriers to opportunity. Prepped’s digital platform, which utilizes the science of effective job search, helps students build specific skill sets linked to more successful job search outcomes. Joining forces to help students more easily find open job positions and get the support they need to improve their chances of getting hired was a natural fit.
As part of a three year partnership, 16,000 students will have access to Prepped’s full suite of exercises and job search tools through Youth Boost.
Through Prepped, students get access to interactive exercises to build an elevator pitch, as well as feedback tools to help improve a resume, tailor it to individual job postings, and practice responding to common interview questions. As a result, students can build the confidence to put their best foot forward while job searching.
“Magnet proudly powers a range of projects and programs with partners across Canada, all with the common goal of removing barriers to opportunity. For many youth, understanding how to stand out to employers and navigate the job search process remains a significant barrier. That’s why we’re proud to partner with Prepped so that youth across Canada have free access to tools that break an overwhelming process down into simple steps,” says Magnet’s Executive Director Mark Patterson.
It’s free for students to create an account on Youth Boost. Once in the portal, students can access Prepped to improve their resume and interviewing skills ahead of applying for the placements available through the Boost Your Business Technology grant, a national program that helps small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) adopt new technologies. Through this powerful partnership, youth not only gain valuable work experience, but also learn effective job search skills that will help them throughout their careers.
Magnet is proud to work alongside Prepped to empower students and build a skilled and ready workforce for Canada’s future. Get growing by creating a Youth Boost account today!
Founded by HR professionals, Prepped uses technology grounded in science to help post-secondary students plan, prepare, practice and get feedback as their job searches progress. Prepped is an RBCx Venture, and is excited to add to RBC’s long-standing relationship with Magnet, who has been a key partner in RBC’s ongoing mission to help students build successful futures.