June 8, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cape Breton Island, NS – The Cape Breton Partnership’s Hire Me Cape Breton Island-wide pitch competition is back for the second year, with a new and exciting twist!
“This year, we are excited to partner with Hot 101.9 and a Career Consultant to offer the winner an even bigger competitive edge to help them in their search for landing their dream job,” said Robyn Lee Seale, Program Coordinator, Cape Breton Connector Program.
This year, the winner will take home $1,000 in cash, a one-on-one mentorship session with a career consultant and an opportunity to air a 30-second radio commercial pitching themselves to listeners as a great hire. The ad will run for two weeks after the competition closes. The second place winner will receive $300 and a session with a Career Consultant, and third place will receive $200 and a session with a Career Consultant as well.
The contest opened June 7, 2021 and is aimed at new graduates, job-seekers and newcomers to Unama’ki – Cape Breton. Those interested are invited to submit a 60-second video pitch, through the submission portal at www.HireMeCapeBreton.com, telling Cape Breton employers why they should be their next hire.
The competition is an initiative that was launched last year by the Cape Breton Partnerships’ Connector Program, which connects recent post-secondary graduates, those approaching graduation and newcomers with seasoned professionals in a variety of industries.
“Job-seekers and employers find 80 per cent of their opportunities and candidates through their professional networks,” said Carla Arsenault, President and CEO of the Cape Breton Partnership. “We are excited to be able to bring this competition back for another year and provide a great development opportunity for new graduates, youth, job-seekers and newcomers to promote themselves and to be seen and heard by some of Unama’ki – Cape Breton’s employers.”
All submissions will be reviewed by a committee of local professionals who will then identify the top five pitch submissions. Those top five submissions will then be voted on by the public to determine the winner.
“We know that the pandemic has made it difficult for new graduates, youth and newcomers to not only find work, but feel hopeful about their career aspirations,” said Robyn Lee Seale. “Hire Me Cape Breton is an opportunity to showcase the talent on the Island, and for employers to see how much local talent there is right here at home.”
Interested applicants are encouraged to visit www.HireMeCapeBreton.com for the full rules & regulations and to submit a pitch. The contest is open for submissions until Monday, June 14, with voting opening Sunday, June 20, 2021.
Cape Breton Partnership
About the Cape Breton Partnership:
The Cape Breton Partnership is Unama’ki – Cape Breton’s private sector-led economic development organization that supports companies and entrepreneurs by promoting our island as a great place to live and invest; growing a culture that values and celebrates creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship; and connecting entrepreneurs and companies to the resources they need to succeed. For more information, visit https://capebretonpartnership.com.
About the Cape Breton Connector Program:
Administered by the Cape Breton Partnership, the Cape Breton Connector Program is a formalized networking initiative. We connect new university or college graduates and newcomers to industry professionals; host networking events to showcase Cape Breton talent; support inclusion through promoting integration; and help keep talent on our beautiful Island. For more information, visit https://capebretonpartnership.com/initiatives/connector/.