Young job applicants don't put their best foot forward. They are capable of a great many good things they don't communicate during job interviews.

That is the concern of Linda Johnson, who is organizing a free workshop, "Getting A Job and Keeping It," 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Donnelley Room on the lower level of the Crawfordsville District Public Library.

The workshop is sponsored by the Indiana Federation of Business and Professional Women - Crawfordsville. It is for students ages 15 to 18 and includes the topics:

Up-to-date application tips

Interviewing techniques

Ways to showcase your talents

Workplace communication skills

Social media dos and don'ts

Customer service skills

Tips on starting your own business

Tips for applying for jobs online

"This is a pilot program," Johnson said. "We'd like to do some more things like it in the future. We'll see how it goes."

Program presenters include the human resource team from Pace Dairy, Lisa Cooper of Valero, Karen Branch of the Youth Service Bureau and Bill Henderson, former executive director of Montgomery County Economic Development.

There are only 65 spots available and then the registration will be closed, Johnson said.

Montgomery County students only can apply online at or they can turn in a completed form to their high school counselor.