Here’s a great opportunity for area residents that are looking for, or are planning to look for, a job soon… followed by some tips to help you dress for your job interview when you finally land it!

The Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s public library, will be host a free virtual workshop for job seekers next week. The workshop is scheduled to take place at 10:00 AM on Thursday, Sept. 24th.

During the presentation, a Google trainer will teach attendees how to use Google tools to improve their job search. Topics will include finding opportunities using Google search, creating a resume in Google Docs, and organizing a job search using Google Sheets.

Registration is required and may be made here: A Google meet link will be provided upon registration.

The workshop is offered in partnership with the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and #GrowWithGoogle initiative.

When you and that job interview, you’re going to want to look sharp, so that you can make the best possible impression. Just don’t overdo it. Remember, you never get a second chance to make a good first impression.

Here are a few tips on how to dress for a job interview found at Undercover Recruiter.

1. Research the company’s culture and dress code: What outfits are considered appropriate for an interview often varies by industry. If you know people who work at the company you are interviewing for, ask them what they wear to work.
2. Invest in a “power outfit”: In some industries, suits and ties are the norm. If you are applying for a job in one of these industries, invest in a few professional but comfortable “power outfits”.
3. Wear appropriate and comfortable shoes: Your outfit includes your shoes too, but unfortunately, many people don’t realize this. Your overall appearance won’t quite have the desired impact if you wear a beautiful, tailor-made suit with a pair of tattered and dirty shoes.
4. Try out your interview outfit: Even though you might have tried the clothes before you bought them, put the whole outfit while you are at home to be sure it’s appropriate. Make sure that you can walk and sit comfortably, and you may even wish to have a sort of “dress rehearsal”, answering your interview questions in your interview outfit.
5. Don’t over accessorize: Whether you are a male or female, accessories are especially important. However, try not to wear too much jewelry, especially large, flashy, and distracting ones and is may take the attention away from what you are saying and rather on the bling you are sporting.
6. Groom yourself: Besides your outfit, make sure that your hair looks neat and your fingernails are clean. You’ll have to shake hands with people at the interview, and you don’t want them to see the dirt under your fingernails!

(These tips are from an article by Sophie Deering at

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