Monday, women in Adams County got the inside track on how to get the jobs they want.
The free event was held on the campus of HACC-Gettysburg and was all about career women sharing their knowledge with others just starting out or wanting a change.
Along with a host of non-profits, donors and sponsors, Brooke Barrett organized a “Day of Transformation,” open to any woman looking for career advice, resume help and interviewing tips.
“I think right now, the workforce in general in our country is so tough, that every little thing matters, how your resume is formatted and if you have a polished look,” said Barrett, who organized the event in memory of her late mother, Jennifer Weaver.
Weaver was a former dean at HACC-Gettysburg and former executive director of the YWCA Gettysburg and Adams County.
HACC-Gettysburg freshman Cierra Lipnis took advantage of it all.
“I have a couple of interviews coming up, so it was helpful and I’m looking for internships, anything that can help me find a career path that I’ll be happy in,” Lipnis said.
Personal shoppers helped the women pick out the perfect interview outfits, down to accessories and shoes.
Others were on-hand to provide hair and make-up tips.
“The employers that HACC works with to try to recruit some of their students said that one of the biggest mistakes people might make in an interview is not dressing professionally,” Barrett said.
The women left the event, not only with bags full of new clothes, but for some, a new attitude when it comes to job searching.
“It’s inspiring to see women in the career field, helping you and giving you tips and just positive reinforcement,” Lipnis said.
Donors and sponsors include Angel Armor, Classic Cuts, Gettysburg Day Spa, Margaret Trew Cline Foundation, Mary Kay: Rebecca Krishan and Rebekah Hirneisen, Tommy Hilfiger and Wellspan.