Getting the right job can be challenging. Ensuring you have the right experience, compiling the perfect resume, and pulling off the best interview are all important hurdles for those entering the job market.
What shouldn’t be? Having the right clothes. Yet many qualified people are passed over for important job opportunities simply because they lack appropriate business attire.
The Centralia College TRiO Club is addressing this problem head on. They are currently soliciting business clothing donations from the community to help CC students obtain employment. Nice, gently used items can be dropped off at the Student Life & Involvement Center (SLIC) next to the bookstore in TransAlta Commons or upstairs in the TRiO office. Donations are being accepted through April 9.
These items will be available for students to try on and select at the Second Annual Career Closet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 10 and 11 in TAC Room 134. These nearly-new career clothes will help students succeed in future interviews.
The inaugural 2018 Career Closet was a great success and this year’s event promises to be even better.
“The club officers are just powerful, incredible people,” said Club Advisor Cindy Broadbent. “I’m just so proud of what they’ve accomplished.”
Students can wear their new business attire at the 26thAnnual Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 23 in the TransAlta Commons. There, they can network with 60 employers hiring for careers in banking, business, diesel, education, government, healthcare, IT, law enforcement, manufacturing, retail, welding and more. This event is free and open to the public.
So, clean out your closets and donate your gently used business attire to a good cause. These items will support students’ efforts to find gainful employment and strengthen our community.