On Wednesday, February 26th the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor its ninth annual resume assistance event from 10 am – 3 pm at the Chamber office located at 3605 Marietta Highway in Canton. Professionals will be on hand throughout the day to provide individual assistance to participants in creating their resume, revising an existing resume to make it more attractive to hiring managers, enhancing their job search skills, receive interview tips, and work on soft skills. This annual outreach event is an opportunity to receive one-on-one professional assistance free of charge. Spanish translation is available.

“Whether you are currently in a job search, are entering the job market, or are considering a possible career move in the future, it’s critical that you market yourself effectively and separate yourself from other candidates seeking the same position. A job search is, in many ways, a sales presentation that requires proper marketing and planning,” advises Dedre Brown of the Georgia Department of Labor, who is serving as Chair of this year’s Passport to Employment resume assistance event. “The team of experts who are generously donating their time and expertise to this event have one specific goal in mind — provide the candidate with the professional advice, assistance, and tools that will make them more confident and more effective in presenting their value to potential employers.”

“Passport to Employment is an excellent way for the Chamber to partner with the community in order to assist with workforce preparedness,” remarked Chamber Board Chair David Simmons, Vice President for Facilities at Chattahoochee Technical College. Attendees will walk away with a freshly polished resume they can take to the Career Expo on March 18th coordinated by the Cherokee Office of Economic Development. The public is encouraged to take advantage of this free opportunity.

For further information on the resume assistance event visit or feel free to contact the Chamber at 770-345-0400. For details on the March 18th Career Expo visit