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YES Montreal Develops Interactive Job Search Tool Geared to Youth

How important is body language during a job interview?  Do you know what to wear when meeting a potential employer?  What is the proper length of a résumé?

Young graduates and teens can now discover the answers to these questions and more by playing Jobprepper, a new online and interactive job search tool being launched by YES Montreal this Friday, February 24.

This online tool is unique in that it engages youth on their own turf, making the job search process more relevant.  In the game, the player must help two characters, Justin and Jillian, navigate through different challenges, from writing a good cover letter, to learning how to write a good resumé.  The player is then forced to make choices on behalf of the characters and is provided with immediate feedback.  And it is by guiding the player through real-life situations, asking relevant questions and dropping quick facts along the way, that JobPrepper can help young graduates and teens start their job search on the right foot.

What is Yes Montreal?

YES Montreal is a community-based English-language service provider that has been helping Quebecers province-wide find employment and start and grow businesses for 20 years.  Yes Montreal was created in 1995 as a non-profit organization to stem the flow of young people out of Quebec.  Since then, they have expanded their mission to help over 46,000 Quebecers during economic uncertainty through their various programs and services for Job Seekers up to age 35 and Entrepreneurs and Artists of any age.  In 2014 alone, they assisted over 4,800 individuals and provided more than 20,000 services.

For more information, and to try-out their new Jobprepper tool, visit their Website or Facebook Page.

Full Video Interview and Article of Yes Montreal’s Jobprepper on Global News.