Career Makeover event gives 10 people competitive edge

Friday, September 3, 2004

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Ten Metroplex job seekers will spend Sept. 6 (Monday) at Jolie Salon in Corinth as the first participants in the "Fresh Start and Career Makeover" event, which is designed to give them a competitive edge in today's tight hiring market.

Sponsored by Jolie Salon, the University of North Texas Career Center, Dillards and North Central Texas WorkForce, the event will provide will provide participants with vital job search skills. The event begins at 10 a.m. at the salon, located at 1400 N. Corinth Street, suite 105.

The "Fresh Start and Career Makeover" includes a complete salon treatment, modern business attire information and a discount on a new professional wardrobe, tips on resume writing and interviewing, as well as networking and job search strategies that can make the difference between unemployment and starting a new career.

"It is a buyers market and packaging is everything," said Al Pollard from UNT's Career Center. "With the 2004 Dallas unemployment rate ranging from 5.8 to 6.5 percent, candidates need every edge they can get. Through this one-day workshop, participants will be able to rejuvenate their job search and show employers that they are the professionals that companies want to hire."

The collaborative event was designed by Jo Chung, owner of Jolie Salon and a UNT business graduate and current MBA student.

"Jo Chung has taken the entrepreneurial spirit that won him UNT's prestigious MSI Capital Entrepreneurial Scholarship award as an undergrad and the Ken and Shirley Murphy Scholarship as an MBA student and turned it into a creative philanthropic effort to assist 10 people in making their transition to starting a new career," Pollard said.

UNT News Service Phone Number: (940) 565-2108

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