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BSC To Provide Resume Writing Workshops for Bluefield Regional Medical Center Employees

 

          Recognizing that Bluefield Regional Medical Center will close in just a few weeks, Bluefield State College has partnered with Bluefield Regional Medical Center to provide resume workshops free of charge for BRMC employees impacted by the closure.

          Dr. Ted Lewis, Bluefield State Provost and Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs noted, “Bluefield Regional Medical Center has played such an important role in this area and it’s our college’s mission to serve the needs of our community and region. These resume workshops have been specifically designed to provide an important service to these employees by helping them convey their professional experiences, abilities, skills, and accomplishments.”           

               Dr. Michelle Taylor, Associate Professor of Business at BSC’s W. Paul Cole, Jr. School of Business, will lead the workshops, two sessions per day (for both day shift and night shift employees), June 18 and 25, on the BRMC campus.  She will discuss resumes in the first session, then will help attendees strengthen their resume drafts the following week.  To comply with social distancing guidelines, a maximum of 15 employees can attend each workshop.   Thirty participants will participate in the two-session workshops.  

               “Bluefield Regional Medical Center has been such an important part of my life that it’s an honor to be involved in this training, which can help BRMC employees find success as they continue their careers in health care,” Dr. Taylor explained. 

               “The workshops will help employees fine-tune their resumes to accentuate the things employers look for,” Taylor noted.  “I will remind each employee at the workshops that their experience at BRMC is invaluable and will be a key in their success as they move forward.”  She will cover topics including resume building, interview techniques, qualities employers look for when they evaluate candidates, and hiring practices.”

               Deborah Froy, BRMC Human Resources Assistant, said the workshops will provide timely help for the hospital’s employees.  “This means a great deal to our employees,” she stated.  “This is a very trying time for our staff.  The assistance provided by BSC is really appreciated.”

               Two weeks ago, Ms. Froy informed Dr. Lewis that several BRMC employees were about to lose their jobs and may need a refresher on updating their professional resume. “Some have worked at the hospital for more than 30 years and may not have updated their resumes in some time,” Lewis said. Dr. Lewis immediately contacted W. Paul Cole, Jr. School of Business Dean Phillip Imel, asking if he could develop a customized training for these employees free of charge. “Within a few hours, Dean Imel had identified a faculty member, Dr. Taylor, to teach these workshops. We were not going to charge these employees,” said Lewis. “We are happy to help them!”

           “We want to provide hope during these changing times” Taylor summarized.