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Selma CareerLink job skills workshop set for Wednesday, July 21

SELMA — First impressions often leave lasting impressions on an employer.

To improve interviewing skills and proper applicant attire, Selma CareerLink will hold a free job interviewing skills workshop Wednesday.

“You need to know how to be prepared and how to represent yourself when you go into that job market looking for that job,” said Clifford Hunter, Workforce Investment Act coordinator for Selma CareerLink. “You would be surprised at the number of people that come in and realize that they need the basic work-readiness skills to get them into the workforce.”

Vivian Black, CareerLink facilitator, will teach how to interview, what to wear and important preparation steps such as researching about a company prior to the interview, and possible interview questions.

Anyone searching for employment is encouraged to attend.

“A lot of people who are working have not interviewed in a while, maybe 10 or 15 years, so brushing up on interviewing skills would be a good idea,” Black said.

The workshop has 10 spaces left for the session. Interested parties may call ahead to reserve a spot or can show up on time for the workshop.

“If we do have a lot of people who want to do this, we can schedule another one,” Black said.

The workshop begins at 9 a.m. and will last about an hour. Selma CareerLink,[map]1114 Water Ave.,[/map] has offered monthly workshops for two years.

Selma CareerLink is a division of the Central Alabama Training Consortium of Alabama’s Career Center System.