Job fairs are held to connect people with employment. It may seem intuitive but many people don’t understand that employers have taken time out of their day to participate in a recruitment-focused forum and expect to see good employee prospects.
This means that potential job candidates should be prepared to discuss their skills, attributes and experience.
“People think they just have to show up and talk to someone to get hired.” said Raluca Lazar, Program Manager at The Centre for Skills Development & Training. “In reality though, a job fair should be taken just as seriously as a personal interview.”
To help job seekers succeed at hiring events, two free workshops have been developed: Succeeding at Job Fairs and Interviews that Impress. Both workshops are offered at each of The Centre’s four locations in Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Clarkson (Mississauga) from September 15 to 28. Information and registration is available at thecentre.on.ca in the ‘workshops and events’ calendar.
“Understanding how to network, make conversation and perform during an on-the-spot interview will give prepared job seekers an edge over others competing for the same position,” said Lazar. “It’s about presenting your best self and The Centre can help you do that.”
The Centre will be hosting a targeted job fair focusing on skilled trades opportunities on October 1, 2015 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. Job seekers are encouraged to attend the free workshops in preparation for the upcoming event. For information about the job fair, contact Michael Doutre at 905-333-3499 x 195 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org