JCC students learn to dress for success

From News ReleaseDecember 9, 2013 

Oletha Richards browses for interview clothing at the Dress for Success clothes closet.

COURTESY OF JOHNSTON COMMUNITY C — JOHNSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Students at Johnston Community College learned interview tips and how to dress for success during a recent event hosted by the Career and Transfer Resource Center and the JCC foundation.

“This was awesome,” said Oletha Richards of Selma. “I’m thinking I need to redo my wardrobe after the fashion show today, and I got some really great ideas on how to make my resume stand out.”

A panel of five professionals shared interview and resume-preparation skills with the 70 attendees. Among the tips: show your best self to the interviewer, have a general knowledge of current events and be courteous, prompt and respectful.

The event also included a fashion show that showcased examples of how to dress to impress on the job and a clothes closet with donated items from JCC employees and the community. Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Belk and Brooks Brothers loaned clothing for student models to wear in the fashion show.

Yaremi Moreno of Four Oaks was excited to take home a blazer, button-down shirt and dress to wear on her next job interview. “Sometimes I struggle with what to wear for an interview, and this was really helpful,” she said.

The event stemmed from an innovation grant awarded to counselor Marlena Everett by the JCC Foundation.

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