Employment Seekers To Sharpen Job Search Skills at Second Annual Dress for Success Event
01/06/2011

Event for job seekers will take place at the Royal Oak Council Resale Shop and is open to all

Online PR News – 06-January-2011 – – The National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Detroit Section will host its second annual event for job seekers, Dress For Success, Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at the organization’s Royal Oak Council Resale Shop (1221 E. Lincoln Road) from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Dress for Success is designed for jobseekers who would like to brush up on their interviewing skills and those interested in learning how to update their work wardrobe on a budget.

Karen Gutman, an employment specialist from the Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) will be on hand to provide tips on resume writing, networking and job search skills. Topics of her presentation, which will be at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., will include: the value of image in a successful job search, attire and appearance and how your image fits with your company. JVS is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization, offering career and employment services for more than 60 years.

A spokesperson from the ORT Hermelin Resource Training Center will offer information on computer skills for job training, exploring the technology skills that are essential in today’s workplace and other employment services and resources. ORT partners with JVS for counseling and job placement services.

“Good job search and interview skills help uncover and land opportunities others may miss,” said Susan Gertner, executive director of the National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Detroit Section. “We wanted to do our part to help metro Detroiters present themselves to a potential employer in their best light – all while on a budget. That little extra bit of confidence that comes with dressing well goes a long way.”

At the Council Resale Shops, all items are marked at a discount, giving attendees the opportunity to browse store racks for new suits, shoes, briefcases and other work-related apparel and accessories. Attendees can also learn about the importance that appearance has on image, career and company culture from Claudia from Salon Spargo. She will also be available to provide tips on hair styling and makeup.

Funds from Council Resale Shops support non-profit projects across metro Detroit and make programs like Dress for Success possible.

There is no charge to attend and reservations are not required. For more information, please call the Royal Oak Council Resale Shop at (248) 542-2600.

Sales from the Council Resale support more than 25 projects of NCJW/GDS, including Dress for Success, Wrapped in Love, Project Friendship, Kosher Meals on Wheels, All Kids Playground, Safe Place, Strategies to Prevent Domestic Abuse, literacy outreach and Bookstock. For more information on the event and the National Council of Jewish Women – Greater Detroit Section, call (248) 355-3300, ext. 0, or visit www.ncjwgds.org .