Students learn to dress for success and interview to impress - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Students learn to dress for success and interview to impress

The club holds teen night 4 times a week (Source: WALB) The club holds teen night 4 times a week (Source: WALB)
Toscha Walker (Source: WALB) Toscha Walker (Source: WALB)
James Durr (Source: WALB) James Durr (Source: WALB)
Marvin Laster (Source: WALB) Marvin Laster (Source: WALB)
Students all answered interview questions (Source: WALB) Students all answered interview questions (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The Boys and Girls club is grooming its teen members to prepare them for the working world.

Monroe high 11th grader James Durr wants to be an athletic trainer.

He was excited to learn from hiring managers about proper protocol when interviewing for a job. 

"I know what I'll be faced with if I go to interview with that company," said James.

For two hours, over a dozen students learned the do's and don'ts when applying for a position.

James found out that confidence is a must.

"Make sure that when you speak," reminded James. "That your words are clear so they can understand what you're saying."

Managers from J.C. Penny told the students stories of interviews that went well, and those that were complete failures.

Often time attire can stop you from being hired.

"When you're not dressed properly, it makes people not even want to talk to you because we don't think you're serious.," said Sephora Beauty manager Toscha Walker.

The managers showed the students examples of what is appropriate for an interview. 

They also stressed the importance of dressing well even when requesting an application.

"Sometimes we send them back home if they're not dressed properly because your first impression is the lasting impression," said Walker.

Students received a goody bag from Sephora and J.C. Penny donated $500 in gift cards.

After learning the fine line between self-expression and professionalism, they were encouraged to shop for interview ready clothes.

"They don't have to lose their swag to be presentable," said Albany area Boys and Girls club CEO Marvin Laster. "They can keep their self-identity and be fashionable at the same time."

Copyright 2017 WALB.  All rights reserved.  

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Residents prepare for storm chances over holiday weekend

    Residents prepare for storm chances over holiday weekend

    Saturday, May 26 2018 5:21 PM EDT2018-05-26 21:21:51 GMT
    James Lawrence. (Source: WALB)James Lawrence. (Source: WALB)

    With Alberto expected to impact Southwest Georgia, you can never be too prepared when it comes to the safety of you and your family. As the rain and thunderstorms move through our area, Albany residents say their holiday plans are changing.

    More >>

    With Alberto expected to impact Southwest Georgia, you can never be too prepared when it comes to the safety of you and your family. As the rain and thunderstorms move through our area, Albany residents say their holiday plans are changing.

    More >>
  • Albany town hall meeting held to tackle diabetes awareness

    Albany town hall meeting held to tackle diabetes awareness

    Saturday, May 26 2018 5:17 PM EDT2018-05-26 21:17:40 GMT
    City leaders held a town hall to discuss diabetes in South Georgia. (Source: WALB)City leaders held a town hall to discuss diabetes in South Georgia. (Source: WALB)
    City leaders held a town hall to discuss diabetes in South Georgia. (Source: WALB)City leaders held a town hall to discuss diabetes in South Georgia. (Source: WALB)

    Dougherty County is ranked 3-percent higher than the national average of people diagnosed with diabetes. 

    More >>

    Dougherty County is ranked 3-percent higher than the national average of people diagnosed with diabetes. 

    More >>
  • Saturday's rain didn't keep boaters from the water

    Saturday's rain didn't keep boaters from the water

    Saturday, May 26 2018 5:15 PM EDT2018-05-26 21:15:40 GMT
    The Kinchafoonee Creek. (Source: WALB)The Kinchafoonee Creek. (Source: WALB)
    The Kinchafoonee Creek. (Source: WALB)The Kinchafoonee Creek. (Source: WALB)

    Despite the scattered showers, we saw Saturday some people just couldn't resist hitting the water. In the morning, the Kinchafoonee Creek was at a good water level for boaters. 

    More >>

    Despite the scattered showers, we saw Saturday some people just couldn't resist hitting the water. In the morning, the Kinchafoonee Creek was at a good water level for boaters. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly