Volunteers and staff explore any concerns or anxieties the client may have regarding his upcoming job interview and discuss the work environment and corporate culture in which the interview will take place. The client is given time to discuss any concerns that he may have and explore issues that may represent barriers to possible employment. The volunteer offers concrete tools to overcome these barriers, reviews the clients’ resume for accuracy and, upon request, spends time coaching the client on successful interviewing techniques. This component of the program lasts approximately 45 minutes.
These men have shown initiative by attending and graduating from job training programs, but they have difficulty getting decent work due to the lack of business clothing. A recent article in the Washington Times reported that although many companies have instituted some form of casual dress, the suit still remains the staple garment for professional dress and job interviews. Volunteers help guide the client through the process of selecting an appropriate outfit for his upcoming interview.