Lyft is working to ensure transportation will not hinder individuals from landing jobs.

According to its website, the rideshare company has partnered with Indeed, United Way, and Goodwill for their Jobs Access Program, which provides individuals with free rideshare, bike, or scooter rides so they can reach their job, job interviews, or job training sites.

In addition, the program also offers transportation for criminal record-expungement services and job seekers to secure access to Indeed’s internet devices.

Cities that can directly benefit from these resources include:

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Chicago, IL
  • Houston, TX
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Washington, D.C.

Do note, certain cities have different offerings contingent upon the local partner.

To check out the full list of participating cities, click here.

While Lyft’s Jobs Access Program will alleviate stresses associated with transportation, AfroTech also wants to leave with you some helpful tips for when you arrive to your next job interview.

Here are five things to consider:

Set The Tone

Most job interviews will ask this million-dollar question, “Tell me about yourself?” To hit a home run, be mindful of connecting your passion for the job role with your origin story.

Be fully aware of your why before stepping into the room.

Understand Your Weakness

Be sure to understand your shortcomings. When the interviewer asks questions about your biggest weakness, they are testing to see if you are self-aware. Lead your response with transparency while also showing what skills you have learned to combat your weakness.

Don’t use this as an opportunity to present yourself as one who never makes mistakes.

Avoid Talking Poorly About A Former Employer

Regardless of your former work history, do not use an interview as an open diary to speak poorly about a previous employer or your experiences in the workplace.

Stay positive and keep your focus on what value you bring to the table.

Be Mindful Of Your Body Language

Making the right impression is important in anything you do, but especially to secure a job. From greetings down to body mechanics, be vigilant of how you are presenting yourself.

How To Explain A Resume Gap

Believe it or not, recruiters are understanding of gaps in your resume. What will be important is to focus on what you accomplished while you were unemployed. For example, highlight courses, certifications, volunteer work, or relevant opportunities that show your value.