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The Minority Résumé Exchange (MRE) is a nonprofit employment services corporation (501(c)(3)) headquartered in beautiful Boulder, Colorado at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The mission of the MRE is to assist Boulder and Denver area employers with their human resource recruitment and diversity goals, while attracting and retaining ethnic minorities to Boulder, Colorado.
The MRE was developed in 1991 by the Minority Business Leadership Council of the Boulder Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Boulder Area Human Resource Association (BAHRA) and was governed by the local Private Industry Councils board of directors. In 1994, the MRE incorporated as a private nonprofit corporation with primary sponsorship by the City of Boulder, Boulder County and private industry throughout Boulder County and Denver, and is governed by a board of directors consisting of local community and business leaders.
The MREs primary service to job seekers is to circulate their résumés to MRE member employers that have current job openings. The MRE maintains job seeker information including, personal, educational and job skill data which is received from their résumés and follow-up telephone interviews. Their information is then input into a quarterly updated data bank. The data bank allows MRE staff to match job seeker skills to MRE member positions. In the case of a job/skills match, the job seeker will, in most cases, be contacted by MRE staff by telephone, facsimile, electronic mail or the postal service, prior to their résumé being provided to the MRE member employer. This process ensures the job seekers commitment to being considered for the position(s). MRE services are provided at no charge to job seekers.
The MRE provides member employers with résumés of job seekers with job skills that match every open position submitted to the MRE, on a weekly basis. Also, every open position received from MRE member employers is listed weekly onto the job listings page of the MRE website. Additional services provided to MRE member employers include:
Membership for employers is based on the employers full-time employee count.
HOW DOES THE MRE DEFINE MINORITY?
The mission statement of the MRE refers to minority as ethnic minority; African-American, Pacific Islander/Asian-American, Eskimo/Native-American, Latino/Hispanic, etc.
DO YOU HAVE TO BE CONSIDERED AN ETHNIC MINORITY TO PARTICIPATE WITH THE MRE?
No. All individuals seeking employment or better employment and are willing to have their résumé circulated in the Boulder-Denver, Colorado metro area may participate without regard to: race, color, national origin, gender, age, physical/mental ability/disability, economics or sexual orientation.
DO YOU HAVE TO LIVE IN THE BOULDER COUNTY, COLORADO AREA TO PARTICIPATE?
No. All individuals seeking employment or better employment and are willing to consider working in the Boulder-Denver, Colorado metro area are encouraged to participate.
IS THEIR A FEE FOR A JOB SEEKER TO PARTICIPATE WITH THE MRE?
No. All services are provided to job seekers at no charge. Boulder-Denver, Colorado employers contribute annual tax-deductible membership dues, based on their full-time employee count which entitles MRE member employers to receive job seekers résumés.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO SEND THE MRE MY RESUME?
The MRE scans your résumé into a graphic file data base and requires the best original copy possible. The MRE also uses optical character reading software which recognizes characters (letters & numbers), but has difficulty recognizing borders, clip art, etc., so please use a basic font, with bolding where desired, 10 to 14 point size, in any format desired (functional or chronological).
The best way to send your résumé is through the mail in a 9 X 11 envelope or hand deliver to: 2905 Center Green Court South, suite C, Boulder, Colorado 80301. If the above options will not work for you, you may fax your résumé to: (303) 939-0054 or (303) 443-7615.
WHAT HAPPENS ONCE YOU RECEIVE MY RESUME?
Once we receive your résumé it is analyzed according to your work experience, skills, education, certification, etc. and is categorized into general occupations/professions, e.g. Professional/Technical/Managerial. Then into an initial subcategory, e.g. Architectural, Engineering & Drafting and then further into a final subcategory, e.g. Engineers.
After analyzing your résumé you will receive a call from an MRE staff member to acquire additional personal information, i.e. additional communication methods; additional telephone numbers and the best times to call, gender, ethnicity, geographic preference, etc. (Due to requirements of MRE funders and for statistical reporting.)
After all pertinent information is gathered, your résumé is input into a data bank and your résumé is scanned into a graphic file data bank, enabling the MRE to electronically send your résumé to potential employers.
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY RESUME MATCHES A JOB OPENING?
Job announcements are received daily by the MRE and a match to job seekers résumés are attempted daily. If your résumé is a general match, MRE will attempt to contact you via telephone to describe the position to you and ask whether you would like your résumé sent to the requesting employer. Contact is not always possible and your résumé may be forwarded to an employer without you being contacted before hand. At this point of the process the employer will take responsibility to contact you for an interview.
HOW LONG DOES THE MRE KEEP A RESUME ON FILE?
After your résumé is input into the MRE data bank, you will be contacted by mail every three (3) months to ask for updated information or whether you wish to continue being registered with the MRE. If you do not respond to the mailing within the stated time given, your résumé will automatically be deleted from the data bank.
DOES THE MRE PROVIDE ASSISTANCE IN WRITING A RESUME?
Yes. If you have never written a résumé, we will ask you to complete a résumé writing workbook. After your workbook is complete, call (303) 441-3985 extension 218 for an appointment. Bring the completed workbook to the appointment and an MRE staff member will assist you in completing an initial draft of your résumé. The MRE has formatted résumé writing software that is available to use on an appointment basis as-well.
DOES THE MRE PROVIDE OTHER SERVICES?
Yes. The MRE produces three (3) job fairs per year. In April the MRE produces a job fair in Lodgment, Colorado, July in Denver, Colorado and in October in Boulder, Colorado. All MRE job fairs are open to the general public and are free of charge to job seekers.
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