Sunday 8 December, 2019

Youth get career check-up

Creator of the HR Boss Career Consultancy Jameela Hollingsworth (standing right), speaks to attendees during the CV Clinic.

Creator of the HR Boss Career Consultancy Jameela Hollingsworth (standing right), speaks to attendees during the CV Clinic.

"An initiative by young people for young people."

That was the description of an initiative designed not just to help young Barbadians prepare themselves for the world of work, but to ensure that they have the skills to reach their full potential.

Public relations officer with the League of Young Socialists, Akilah Thornhill, spoke to Loop News about the CV Clinic held by that organisation on Saturday, to do just that for both youth and mature persons. 

"The Barbados league of young socialist started this initiative last year and we have seen an increase in attendance since our last event."

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She explained that while those now entering the workforce were the initial focus group, mature persons were also welcomed to benefit from the guidance provided:

"The event was attended by young and mature persons.

"While the target market was for young people who are now looking to enter the job market, as the information is beneficial to all persons, we have seen an increase in mature persons attending the event".

Those attending the workshop were able to enhance their skills in two primary areas. The first segment was on developing an impressive curriculum vitae, while they also learnt how to improve their interviewing skills. 

Thornhill branded this second edition a success, as the "initiative enabled persons to enhance their CV and interview skills, so that they may market themselves and improve their employability".

DocuCred Barbados and the HR Boss Career Consultancy conducted the sessions during the clinic. 

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