​Calling all job seekers! The York College chapter of Phi Beta Lambda business club is hosting a free workshop to increase your employability. It will be held on Thursday, April 21 from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Miller Room of the Mackey Center (1125 E 8th St). Topics will include personal branding, resume and interview dos and don’ts, and the power of a winning personality.  

This workshop is provided free to the York community. The information provided will be of use to individuals at any stage in their career, but will be especially useful for those just starting out or restarting their career.

“This is a great opportunity for young job seekers, but it’s also great for those who are looking for a job to turn their lives around. Maybe they’ve made some mistakes in the past and they are looking for a way to get back into the workplace,” said Tim Lewis, assistant professor of business at York College. “We want this event to be inspirational as well as informational. We want people to feel empowered, that they can overcome past mistakes and find a great job.”

Speakers will include Chrystal Houston, director of alumni and communication at York College; Ruth Peters, workforce coordinator of the Nebraska Department of Labor; Marj Steever, vice president of retail banking at Cornerstone Bank; and Chris Luther, assistant professor of health and human performance at Concordia University.

Participants are encouraged to bring a resume, as there will be a breakout session dedicated to resume improvement. Anyone who wishes to may sign up for a one-on-one resume consultation with employment expert Ruth Peters; there is no cost for this consultation, however you must register for this portion of the workshop by creating a user account on the Department of Labor website. There will also be a breakout session on interviewing for those that wish to practice their skills in a mock interview setting. Participants are encouraged to dress professionally.

For more information, contact Lewis at tim.lewis@york.edu.