Teens get tips for finding jobs

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 14, 2007


Teenagers in Alabaster have a new understanding of how to use technology in finding leads for jobs after attending Teen Tech Know-How: Get That Job, at the Albert L. Scott Library.

The library hosted the program on Thursday, March 8 to celebrate the nation&8217;s first-ever Teen Tech Week, which was March 4-10.

The free program was presented by Clark Boyd, director of personnel of the city of Alabaster.

Topics included: using the Internet for job searching, resume writing, filling out applications, sailing through the interview and dressing for success.

&8220;We&8217;re happy that the teens who attended the program now have a head start on the job market,&8221; said Frances Smith, youth services librarian.

&8220;Actually, what Clark Boyd taught them are things that they can use throughout their working lives.&8221;

In addition to learning about the job market, the teens enjoyed hot dogs and make-your-own sundaes donated by Alabaster&8217;s Dairy Queen. Door prizes were also given to participants.

They also saw an exhibit of library books including: Careers in Fiber Optics, Exploring Careers in Cyberspace and Careers in Graphic Arts and Computer Graphics.

Teen Tech Week was originated by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), part of the American Library Association, to demonstrate the important role technology plays in the lives of people 11- to 19-years-old