Job Boot Camp Wrap Up
Updated: Wednesday, February 27 2013, 10:28 PM EST
COLUMBUS -- Hundreds of job seekers brought their resumes in hopes to land a new job at ABC 6's Job Boot Camp. A few went to great lengths to be recognized.
At least 50 people waited outside of the Aladdin Shrine Center before the doors opened. Lynn Mickel was the first in line. The woman retired after serving as a county case worker for 30 years. Now, she's ready to return to a 9:00 to 5:00 gig.
"If you get up early, you're going to get what you go for," Mickel said.
Others, like James Ward, brought a checklist of what it takes to impress.
"Research the company," Ward said.
While job seekers knocked on the door of opportunity, employers waited on the other side.
"We're looking for a person with good communication skills. Someone not necessarily with hard drive skills but somebody that can relate to people," Curtis Britton said, Sears representative.
Some weren't just looking for openings. Sylvia Davido stopped by the ABC 6 Job Boot Camp netowrking, interviewing, and resume writing workshops so she could learn what it takes to get her application on the top of the pile.
"Everybody is here. Everybody is helping--trying to make the economy a lot better," Davido said.
Reporter: Jen French
Web Producer: Kellie Hanna