Employment skills workshop aims to help local job seekers

Posted: Tuesday, 20 April 2010

MONTGOMERY—Troy University’s Montgomery Campus will host an employment skills workshop on Tuesday, May 4, designed to help local job seekers improve their job search techniques.

With state and national unemployment rates at their highest in decades, the workshop will provide the out-of-work with valuable insight on how to improve their chances of finding a job, said Dr. David Hoover, an associate professor of human resource management at TROY.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for individuals to sharpen their employability skills,” Dr. Hoover said.

Topics covered in the workshop will include resume writing, interview etiquette, polishing your presentation skills and using technology and social networking. The workshop will also cover how to cope with the discouragement and loss of identity that often accompanies being out of work. Participants can also take an interest inventory to explore new career possibilities.

Several local employers will also be on hand during the event to accept resumes and announce open positions.

The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is sponsored by TROY, Alabama State University, Max Credit Union and the Montgomery Society for Human Resources Management.

Registration is $10 and includes lunch. Seating is limited to the first 140 participants. Registration forms are available at the Montgomery Campus or participants may register online at http://shrmmontgomery.shrm.org.