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2019 Job Readiness Workshop Draws Nice Crowd

Published on March 21st, 2019 in Fair Share Housing Development

Due to the popular demand, on March 21st, 2019, MDOC hosted our Second Job Readiness Workshop in the Ethel Lawrence Executive Conference Room. The purpose of the workshop was to educate a new crop of attending students on the skills necessary to obtain gainful employment, from the initial job search to the acceptance of an offer. The teen years are a critical time and many of our young people are applying for their very first jobs in the community. We want them to be able to put their best foot forward.

During the workshop, we covered three main areas: resume preparation, interview etiquette, and professional behavior while on the job. The first session was presented in Winter 2018.

This year, we were fortunate to have a corporate recruiter on site to provide tips and tricks to creating stellar resumes. One our parents discussed interview prep with the young people and we practiced her theories and suggestions in a mock interview contest. The event was well-received, with even middle school students anxious to attend. Presenting this workshop is truly one of the highlights of our year. We look forward to continuing this workshop and expanding it to include support for our adult residents next year.

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