Touch up your resumé and freshen up your wardrobe, it’s Workforce Development Month. Throughout this month, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System is helping people fine tune their skills to better prepare them to navigate today’s job market.

Emily Hines, an Alabama Extension financial resource management and workforce development regional agent, said the team is working in many ways to bring education to Alabama residents.

“The financial resource management and workforce development team plays a vital role in the education of Alabama residents,” Hines said. “Through community education around the state, we are helping to equip residents with the tools necessary to join the workforce.”


One of the ways that Extension is providing education is through the Job Search Preparation workshop. This workshop is held in multiple locations throughout the year. These learning opportunities are free to attend and can help people prepare to enter the workforce with confidence.

“The Job Search Preparation workshop is a series of three sessions that focus on career choices, resumé writing and interview skills,” she said. “Whether these skills are new to you, or you just need refresher tips, these workshops can add value to the job search toolkit.”

More information about this workshop is available in the September is Workforce Development Month content piece on the Alabama Extension website. For those that are interested in attending a Job Search Preparation workshop, contact the financial resource management and workforce development team at or 334-844-7560.


In addition to the workshops, the team created a series of educational content pieces to highlight during Workforce Development Month. These pieces cover many of the aspects that are crucial to successfully landing a job. Topics include the following:

• How to Prepare for a Virtual Interview

• Questions to Ask During an Interview

• Resumé Writing Tips

• Types of Resumés

• Common Interview Questions to Help You Land a Job

• Resumé Cover Letter

• Job Interviews: Dressing for Success

Find these Workforce Development Month resources at


More information that pertains to workforce development is available under the Finance & Career section of the Alabama Extension website. Interested individuals can also contact the financial resource management and workforce development professional serving their area for more information.