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Summer Job Search Series Session 1: Tools for Transition

Summer Job Search Series

YNPN Seattle – Summer 2022

Join YNPN Seattle for our Summer Job Search Series! Through this series of virtual workshops, attendees will have opportunities to build skills to navigate an effective job search. Maybe you are a recent college graduate, are seeking to make a career change, or advocating for an internal promotion – all are welcome! The job search can be challenging. Learn how to center your values, self-care, identify supportive workplace, and community in the work ahead.

Each workshop will include skill-building activities, short presentations on best practices, opportunities to be in dialogue and receive peer feedback, and to ask questions with a career coach. YNPN Seattle is excited to offer this content at a fraction of the typical cost for comparable career coaching sessions. Doing so allows us to expand access to this information, which helps us fulfill our mission to promote an efficient, viable, and inclusive nonprofit sector that supports the growth, learning, and development of young professionals.

Attendees are encouraged to sign-up for as many sessions within the series as they would like. Attending all is not required to participate. There is a one-time fee for access to all three sessions and their recordings. As an attendee, you will receive a code for free admission to the later sessions in the series that you may enter when you register for them.

Workshops are hosted virtually over Zoom.

Summer Job Search Series Session 1: Tools for Transition

Wednesday, June 29th – 5:00 – 6:30pm PT

5:00 – 5:40 – Content Sharing (recorded)

5:40 – 6:20 – Breakout rooms for feedback (optional – not recorded)

6:20 – 6:30 – Wrapping up and closing

  • Learn about resume and cover letter writing best practices
  • Learn how to use application materials as a story-telling opportunity
  • Learn about how to tailor application materials to a job posting
  • Review resume samples that reflect different levels of industry experience
  • Understand how to leverage virtual resources such as LinkedIn in the job search
  • Receive feedback on your resume and cover letter from peers and a career coach in Zoom breakout rooms
  • Preparation for the session: Bring a digital copy of your resume and a past cover letter (if you have them) and a job posting of a job that interests you

Workshop format: A portion of this virtual workshop will be conducted in a traditional presentation style with speakers sharing content through a slide deck and verbal remarks. Auto-generated captioning through Zoom is also available. Use of Zoom breakout rooms will support attendees in dialogue and making connections in smaller groups. This is an interactive workshop and participation in the virtual chat or through verbal remarks is encouraged. Your camera can be on or off and please make sure to take care of your personal needs throughout. A Zoom link will be emailed to you after registration.

If you have any questions about the event, or have accessibility requests, please email us at

[image description]: YNPN Seattle Logo with Space Needle silhouette. “Summer Job Search Series.” Green circle graphic containing person with a laptop holding a sign over their face that reads: “Looking for a JOB.”

*Note to ticket purchasers: A processing fee will be added to the $10 admission for the series. YNPN Seattle Paid Members gain FREE admission when entering the member promo code at check-out.


About the presenter:

Melissa Minato (she/her) is the Associate Director of Career Education in the Career Engagement Office at Seattle University, where her role is focused on student and campus engagement of professional formation best practices as well as employer collaboration. Melissa has over a decade of experience in the nonprofit sector and completed her Master of Nonprofit Leadership from Seattle University in 2020. Melissa’s graduate research focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion informed recruitment and retention practices of service year organizations. Through her experience in higher education, MNPL degree, and volunteer role both on and off the board of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) Seattle, Melissa has continued to study and educate others on DEI-informed best practices and is passionate about transforming the workforce experience for emerging leaders and early career talent.


**Registration for the following two sessions in the series will occur after Session 1. Discount codes will be provided to attendees of previous sessions in the series.**

Summer Job Search Series Session 2: Centering Self-Care in the Job Search

Thursday, July 7th – 5:00 – 6:30pm PT

  • Learn how to leverage your personal and professional community as a source of support in the job search
  • Identify your core values and how to communicate them in the job search with prospective employers
  • Learn about diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racist informed employer hiring practices
  • Discuss strategies on how to advocate for yourself including how to ask meaningful questions (for yourself) and negotiate in job searches
  • Develop a self-care plan so that you can build resilience in the job search

Summer Job Search Series Session 3: Building Interview Confidence

Thursday, July 21st – 5:00 – 6:30pm PT

  • Learn strategies and frameworks for answering different kinds of interview questions
  • Practice interviewing skills by completing mock interviews with other attendees and YNPN Seattle board members
  • Meet guest Human Resources professionals from local organizations who will be sharing their favorite pieces of interview advice

The event is finished.


Jun 29 2022


Pacific Time
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jun 29 2022
  • Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm




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