march 29, 2013 5:30 - 7:30pm
the food & finance high school
525 west 50th street, new york, new york

Last year we collaborated with Just Food to bring you the first ever Good Food Jobs Fair. This year we take the best part of the Job Fair – the opportunity to be in the same room with other job seekers and job posters that you wouldn’t normally get to meet – and combine it with the ability to have one-on-one conversations. It’s our goal to help you break the ice when you walk into a room full of people that you don’t know, but would like to, and to encourage you to make the most of the limited amount of time you might have to make an impression or, better yet, a connection. No, it’s not speed dating. It’s matchmaking for your career.

This event will run in conjunction with Just Food's Annual Conference: Eat. Work. Grow the Movement. Join Just Food, local food lovers and advocates, CSA members, community gardeners, urban and rural farmers, food professionals and entrepreneurs for two days of hands-on workshops, discussions, skills-building sessions, and good food. Learn about cooking and food preservation techniques, CSA trends, and the food justice movement in New York City and beyond, as well as ways you can mobilize to create good food projects in your own community.

ticket information
$20 admission / or $5 with your conference ticket

The Good Food Jobs Get Together (Meet. Network. Grow Your Career.) will take place at the end of the first conference day. Local bites and beverages will be included in the ticket price.

This event is open to conference participants and the public. For more information regarding the Just Food Conference, click here.

it's your lucky day

Just Food is allowing us to give away four (four!) pairs of tickets to the Good Food Jobs Get Together. Every Tuesday in March is a chance to win by simply answering our weekly question via our facebook page. After 48 hours, the response with the most ‘likes’ wins two tickets to the Just Food Conference and admission to the Good Food Jobs Get Together. Read the newsletter, check our facebook page, or visit us here for updates on the rules and winners.

Week 1: Tuesday 3.5.13
What’s the best job seeking advice you’ve ever received?
Zoe Lieb is our first winner! Here’s her sound advice, with 123 facebook ‘likes’:

“Be honest with your interviewer and on your cover letter! Open up about why you really want to work for them, and your personal qualities that make you an ideal candidate. The ability to be personable through writing will take you a long way.”

Week 2: Tuesday 3.12.13
What is the best advice you can give to New Amsterdam Market to help spread their message? Or more generally, what advice do you have for starting a movement?
Carly Thomasset is our winner, with 107 facebook ‘likes’ for her answer:

At a time when there is so much access to other people through technology, I find that the most significant way to make an impact on the individuals you want to rally to your cause is made in person. Finding people who will speak at public and private events, small and large, is key. Seeing someone’s passion can be contagious. Read more

Week 3: Tuesday 3.19.13
If you could be compensated for your work with something other than money, what would it be?
Katheen Ea is our winner, with 153 facebook ‘likes’ for her answer:

Nothing is more rewarding than the genuine joy and gratitude that another individual can offer you. I think that's something we "food-enthusiasts" all have in common. Somewhere along the way, we discovered the secret of food - good food that is. It isn't something that merely fills our stomachs. Food enriches and enlightens our souls... Read more

Week 4: Tuesday 3.26.13
What’s the biggest / best chance you’ve ever taken?
Margaret Mae is our winner, with 13 facebook ‘likes’ for her answer:

Taking a chance and joining AmeriCorps! I'd been working for the city in NYC, and had seen a little bit of food policy advocacy there, but making the leap to public service w/o a salary was scary. To make it work I'd have to get up each day, spend the day working in food pantries and soup kitchens, and then work the night shift in a grocery store.... Read more

Thanks to everyone who participated! We’ll see you at the Get Together.

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