Job seekers visited Richland Library’s Business and Job Center on Thursday to get a fresh start in the workplace with new clothes. The library held its first-ever “The Open Closet” event to give visitors an opportunity to find outfits for interviews, business meetings and social networking.

Career coaches Iris Abney (left) and Slyvie Golod (right) look over an outfit (photo by Kelly Petty).

“A lot of times, job seekers are discouraged,” said Diane Luccy, manager of the Business and Job Center. “We provide an opportunity for customers to actually be able to have an interview ensemble.”

Career coaches Sylvie Golod and Iris Abney wanted to host an event to bring together the principles of the four-step process they teach to people looking for work. In the “Career…Encore!” support and networking group, the women assist individuals to market their talent and go into the workplace confident based on the ideas of “Discover it, Define it, Present it, Promote it.” Click Here for Full Article

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