Sherwin Williams HR Coordinator Helps IRC Client Hone His Job Interview Skills
Domenic stood still for a moment, clenched and released his hands, and took a deep breath. “I’m ready,” he said. And with that, Domenic walked into his practice interview with Julienne Cronin, Recruiter and HR Coordinator for Sherwin-Williams, at her suburban Atlanta office.
Domenic participates in a Vocational English/Job Skills class at the IRC in Atlanta, where one of the goals is that students become ready to be interviewed. Preparation includes crafting responses to standard interview questions, watching video interviews, practicing with the teacher, and in this case, receiving invaluable help from an HR expert. Ms. Cronin gave Domenic tips in preparation for the interview and constructive feedback afterwards, as well as job search hints.
Julienne Cronin and Domenic after their mock interview
Photo by Becki Veal
“Wow! Wow! That was so very helpful, so very good,” Domenic marveled as he left the Sherwin Williams office.
Thank you, Ms. Cronin and Sherwin-Williams for being a part of the process of empowering our refugee clients to find employment. The IRC in Atlanta is happy to report that more than 80% of refugee clients are employed and self-sufficient within six months of arriving to Georgia.
If you have business experience and are willing to share your expertise with our Vocational English/Job Skills class, please contact Becki Veal at the IRC at Rebecca.Veal@rescue.org. If you are interested in hiring our refugee clients, please contact David Oliver at David.Oliver@rescue.org.