Get ready for Career Boot Camp

The Diversity Fair scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex will include the Career Boot Camp inside the BJCC's South Exhibition Hall. {}There will be free resume critiques, mock job interviews, a Dress for Success fashion show by Belk and door prizes. Also, Birmingham Public Library representatives will be there to demonstrate how to use the library's online resources to secure information on careers, jobs and tuition.{}

"We'll be showing people how to find answers to their job search questions via our website, {}, books and computer classes,'' said Jim Murray, head of the Business, Science and Technology Department at Central. "Most employers today require you have an email address to even apply for a job. The library can help you set up an email account and put you on the path to a new career.'' {}{}{}The Birmingham Society for Human Resource Management will present the Career Boot Camp. {}The free event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The doors will open at 9:45 a.m. The event is free.{}According to a news release, the camp is designed to equip job seekers with the tools they'll need to make themselves more marketable in the workplace. {}Tamika Holmes, vice president of community relations and workforce development for BSHRM, says it will also give potential employers a leg up in finding qualified applicantsSeveral businesses like the Hilton, the Jefferson County Public Defenders' Office, the Alabama Career Center, the Jefferson County Workforce and others will be there to talk about potential career opportunities. {}Also, the pros will offer tips on networking, transitioning from high school or college to the real world, how to reenter the workforce after retirement and more.{}For more information on BSHRM, visit