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Need a job? Learn how to get one at next week's event

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    If you’re in the market for a new job but could use some help when it comes to crafting a resume or giving an impressive interview, you’ll want to attend Pickens Family Connection’s first Job Readiness Event next Friday, May 31.
     Pickens Family Connection, in conjunction with numerous other agencies, is offering the local community of job seekers a chance to learn, for free, how to set themselves apart from other candidates in the changing job market. 

    Offerings include:
    •Mobile Career Unit to help with electronic resume
    •Vocational rehabilitation
    •Department of Labor Resource table
    •Resume writing/workshop
    •Job application writing/workshop
    •Dress/etiquette workshop
    •Other “soft skills” education such as importance of being on time/work ethic
    •Interview skills workshop
    •Identifying your skills workshop
    •TOPPSTEPS booth for job seekers who have been incarcerated
    •Mock interview station with experienced interviewees
    Participants are asked to come dressed for a mock interview and to bring a hard copy of your resume and a digital copy on a flash drive if you have one.
     All participants who complete the workstations will receive a 2GB flash drive to store their resume.
    The event will be held Friday, May 31, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Pickens County Chamber of Commerce and will include multiple 45-minute workshops (the last workshop starts at 1:15 p.m.).
    Other services will be available from CARES Food Pantry, the St. Vincent de Paul Society, MATS transportation, the health department/WIC, as well as educational opportunities from Chattahoochee Tech including information about their adult education/GED, welding, EMT, commercial truck driving, electrician and automotive programs.

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