Dress for Success Pittsburgh
Opens Career Center
PITTSBURGH, PA - 1.26.2010 - Dress for Success Pittsburgh has opened their new Career Center. The Center is located downtown Pittsburgh in the Dress for Success Office - Warner Center, 332 Fifth Avenue, 5th Floor - and offers services and resources along every single step of the job search process. This includes resume and cover letter-writing instruction, job search assistance, an Internet-accessible computer lab, and mock interview simulations. In addition, clients are provided with individualized attention from volunteer Career Consultants who possess backgrounds in a number of professional fields. These include job development, career specialization, and human resources.
The Career Center is made possible with support from Highmark and the Buhl Foundation.
It is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and the services and resources offered are available to women free of charge, regardless of employment status.
Beginning February 3, DFS Pittsburgh will offer a series of workshops every Wednesday, 12:30 - 1:30 PM at the Career Center. The monthly cycle focuses on one topic each week and covers "Basic Job Search Skills," "Resume and Cover Letter Writing," "Internet Basics and Online Job Searches," and "Mock Interviews and Tips". Each workshop includes an informational session followed by a "hands on" experience where women have the opportunity to practice what they have learned and receive one-on-one assistance.
Another benefit that Dress for Success Career Center provides is the opportunity for clients to receive tailored assistance in resume and cover letter-writing. Dress for Success Pittsburgh has over 200 professional women volunteers who can provide support.
Women may come to the Career Center Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, to use the resources available to conduct their own, independent job search but they are encouraged to call first to set up an appointment. For more information, to schedule and appointment or to sign up for a workshop, contact Dress for Success Pittsburgh at 412.201.4204.
About DFS Pittsburgh: The mission of Dress for Success Pittsburgh is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing tools and a network of support that help women gain and retain meaningful employment.
Founded in 2005, Dress for Success Pittsburgh is an independent affiliate of an international nonprofit organization that has served over 500,000 women around the world. Dress for Success Pittsburgh operates three cornerstone programs aimed at assisting women in crisis and/or time of critical life transition: Professional Clothing Assistance, Professional Women's Group and Career Center. To learn more, go to www.dressforsuccesspgh.org.
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