On September 11th, 2017, Career Wardrobe hosted its second annual Get F.I.T. event, focused on preparing jobseekers for the job hunt with Fast Interview Training. An innovative and dynamic approach to interview preparation, Get F.I.T. helped Career Wardrobe clients engage in a full day of individualized and small group interview practice. The event was graciously hosted by Capital One, who provided space in their modern, spacious cafe, in addition to delicious food and caffeination to keep clients and volunteers energized all day long. Radian Also generously sponsored the event and provided expert volunteers.

“I learned so much from Get F.I.T. and I now feel more prepared. I learned what questions to ask, what questions not to ask, received important feedback on my interview style, and left feeling very knowledgeable.”

 Tameka Young

Prior to the event, all clients received a new interview outfit to help them feel polished and truly in the interview mindset. The morning included a panel of human resources and recruiting experts, who shared their valuable insights about the job hunt and interviewing. Panelists included Kay Durkin of Phoenix Recruiters, Marissa Rojas of Capital One, Darlene Sistrunk of Juris Solutions, and Kim Martin from Radian, representing a wide array of industries and perspectives. Top advice from the panelists included a focus on authenticity, both in the job search and in interview answers, and learning the HR professionals favorite questions to ask candidates, like Marissa Rojas’ “what are you looking to get out of this new work experience?” Clients left eager to put their new learning into practice with mock interviews, working in pairs with support from Radian volunteers.