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Mock Interview Schedule

"Tell me about yourself..." 

This question is often asked during an interview - are you prepared to answer it? 

In this economy you can’t afford to be unprepared for a job interview. With increased competition for every job, you need to really impress your interviewer. Get prepared, sign up for a mock interview today!

A mock interview simulates an employment interview in which human resource volunteers from the community will ask you questions and provide you with feedback about your responses to help you best market yourself.

Upcoming dates: 

FALL 2014

Appleton Campus

Monday, Nov. 10 - noon-4 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 11 - 8 a.m.-noon
Wednesday, Nov. 12 - noon-4 p.m. 

Oshkosh Campus

Thursday, Nov. 13 - noon-4 p.m.

SPRING 2015

Appleton Campus

Monday, April 13 - noon-4 p.m. 
Tuesday, April 14 - 8 a.m.-noon 
Wednesday, April 15 - noon-4 p.m. 

Oshkosh Campus

Thursday, April 16 - noon-4 p.m.

Register today! 

When you register, please submit a job posting and related cover letter and resume. 

Resume Review Events

Meet with an employment adviser to get assistance developing and preparing your resume, along with posting your resume on Wisconsin TechConnect. 

Resume reviews will take 15-20 minutes. The employment adviser's availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. Waiting times may vary. 

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-6 p.m.
Appleton Campus Commons 

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-6 p.m.
Appleton Campus Commons 

Employment Seminars

Get the job you want! 

To find out how, attend one of our upcoming employment seminars. Topics include: 

Expectations of the Hiring Manager: An Inside Look at the Hiring Process
Proactive Job Search: Don't Wait For It - Go Get It!
Interviewing for Success - Answer With Your Skills, Talents & Achievements
Employer Panel/Question & Answer Session 

Upcoming Dates

Appleton Campus
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
8:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
Room A170

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
8:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
Room A170

Oshkosh Campus
Thursday, October 2, 2014
9:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
Room 133

No pre-registration required. Call 920-735-5610 for more information. 

About the Presenter:
Presenter Chris Czarnik is the Manager of Employment Connections at FVTC. Chris has served in Human Resources and Operations Manager roles for more than 20 years. He also served as a career adviser in a national career search firm where he worked individually with more than 300 professional clients - in 2003 he was named an outstanding career adviser for that firm. He is an FVTC alumni and received his BA from Marian University. 

 

Attending a Job Fair

What to Wear

You may be wondering how you should dress for the Career Fair. Here are some suggestions:

Men: Dress as you would for a career interview. A shirt and tie is very appropriate, and a sport coat or suit is even better - especially if you are in a business or professional field. Individuals in technical trades can be a bit more casual, but clothing will need to look clean and neat. Personal grooming and cleanliness in either case go without saying.

Women: Dress as you would for a career interview. A blouse and skirt or dress slacks are appropriate, and a business suit is even better - especially if you are in a business or professional field. Individuals in technical trades can be a bit more casual, but clothing will need to look clean and neat. Makeup and jewelry should be kept to a minimum. The event involves a great deal of time standing and walking, so flat shoes would be a preferred choice.

Remember that the employers in attendance are usually dressed professionally and expect the same from you.

Keep in mind: first impressions tend to be lasting ones. When you make contact with a potential employer - even at a Career Fair - you are being evaluated from the very beginning. Being properly prepared and "dressed for success" help you make a favorable first impression. 

What to Bring

Here is a list of suggestions for what you should bring to the Career Fair.

  1. Yourself: You definitely want to bring yourself to the Career Fair. It's your chance to meet employers personally!

  2. Resume and References: This is your "advertising material." Bring enough copies so you are certain you won't run out. 

  3. Work History: Occasionally, employers will ask you to fill out a standard job application as well as taking your resume. Be prepared to provide all the necessary information on your work history (e.g. names, addresses, phone numbers, dates, and supervisors from previous employers).

  4. Pens: Yes, it seems obvious, but don't overlook this. How will you be able to make notes or fill out a job application without a writing utensil? Black ink is preferred, but blue is acceptable. Pencils are never used for business correspondence.

  5. Professional Folder (folio) w/ Paper: Bring the folder you plan on taking on your interviews. It will usually be a black, brown, or burgundy vinyl with a pocket and a paper pad on the inside. Be ready to take notes and collect information from the employers. The folder is also a good place to stash the extra copies of your resume.

Important Tips

Bring more copies of your resume than you think you will need. Prior to the career fair, create and get a critique of your resume. Free resume reviews are available from Employment Connections. 

Research the kinds of jobs and organizations you would like to pursue. Survey the Job Fair program and develop a list of priority companies that you'd like to visit. Use your time wisely, so that you can talk to all of the organizations on your list.

Dress and act as professional as possible. This will show your commitment to your future work life and it will be noticed.

Develop and practice a 20 second "self-marketing presentation". Prepare what you will say when you approach a company representative and hand over your resume. Summarize your qualifications and put an emphasis on what you think is unique about you.

Develop questions to ask the company. Ask about job duties and how you can expect to contribute. Do not ask about salary and benefit-related questions during your initial contact. Be sure to thank them for their time and get their business card.

Follow-up your meeting with a thank you note or a call. Call to inquire about what happens next if the procedure has not already been explained. Don't be afraid to ask for a job interview if you want one!

Questions You Can Ask

  • What kinds of skills and experience do you look for in the employees you hire?
  • What are the characteristics of your most successful employees?
  • Are graduate degrees important to advancing within your organization? Which ones?
  • Which courses or experiences do you suggest to be a successful candidate?
  • What kind of entry-level positions (or internships) exist within your organization?
  • Does your company hire on a continual basis or just at certain times of the year?
  • How long does the hiring process take? What does it consist of?
  • What percent of applicants are eventually hired? What is the retention rate?
  • For how many years does the typical employee stay with the company?
  • Are there opportunities for ongoing training through your organization?
  • Do you expect your employees to relocate?
  • How much travel is involved?
  • What made you choose this company and why do you stay?
  • How long have you been with the company?
  • What's the one thing that most surprised you about this company?

FVTC Job Fairs

Truck Driving Job Fair  |  Thursday, January 29, 2015

Criminal Justice Job Fair  | Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Manufacturing Job Fair  | Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Health Care Job Fair  | Monday, March 30, 2015

Contact Us

Employment Connections
920-735-5627
920-231-5627
EmploymentConnections@fvtc.edu

Hours
Monday-Thursday - 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday - 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Appleton Campus
Room E135

Oshkosh Campus
Main Office