Sound advice: Erica Smith, left, Economic Empowerment Zones agency director confers with a person 
at last week’s workshop. *Photo supplied by the SEEZ
Sound advice: Erica Smith, left, Economic Empowerment Zones agency director confers with a person at last week’s workshop. *Photo supplied by the SEEZ

With so many out of work or underemployed, a workshop was held to give job seekers an advantage in getting hired.

The Somerset Economic Empowerment Zone in conjunction with Somerset Exempt Company SWISSedge Ltd. and The National Training Board hosted: Ready, Aim, Hired! Interviewing & Resume Writing Workshop.

It was held at the Prince Albert Lodge in Mangrove Bay, Somerset on Thursday, March 21. Some 15 coaches were on hand from the Somerset community, Bermuda Economic Development Corporation, and The National Training Board to provide interviewing and resume writing tips and techniques to a full audience within the Lodge hall.

 Erica Smith, Economic Empowerment Zones agency director, welcomed attendees to the event and commented on the value of partnering with the National Training Board and SWISSedge to create Somerset community success. 

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Pandora Glasford, National Training Board Director, gave the opening remarks and spoke briefly on her organization’s role in helping Bermudians to find jobs, re-engineer themselves and to better prepare for the changing workplace. Dawn Simmons, event Project Manager, then provided attendees with an overview of the afternoon’s activities.

 Attendees who needed major resume writing support were then organized separately where the National Training Board delivered a topical and quite spirited PowerPoint presentation by Allan Richardson and Derek Smith.

All other attendees were paired with one-on-one coaches to begin a diverse range of consultations involving resume analysis, mock interviewing, and job search problem solving.

For more information on this event and the SEEZ’s upcoming events, please contact BEDC at info@bedc.bm or visit the BEDC website at www.bedc.bm. Bermuda Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) is Bermuda’s premier source of free confidential business advice for entrepreneurs. 

The mission is to serve Bermuda’s local business community with the highest degree of professionalism by providing, authoritative business advice; counsel and loan guarantee support.