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Employment Events

Mock Interview Schedule

"Tell me about yourself..." 

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

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 2018

Appleton Campus
Tuesday, November 13, 9 a.m. - Noon
Wednesday, November 14, 9 a.m. - Noon

SPRING 2019

Appleton Campus
Tuesday, April 9, 9 a.m. - Noon
Wednesday, April 10, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Register today! 
When you register, please submit a job posting and related cover letter and resume. Please call 920-735-5610 for more information. 

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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

Appleton Campus Commons

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Wednesday, May 7, 2019
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Clintonville Regional Center

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Employment Seminars

Need advice about employment? Attend one of our upcoming employment seminars.

TOPICS MAY INCLUDE:

Employer Panel/Question & Answer Session
Everyday Leadership
Interviewing for Success
Job Keeping Skills
LinkedIn
Resume and Cover Letter Development
Using Technology in your Job Search

UPCOMING DATES:

Appleton Campus

Learn, Lead, Succeed!
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
Room A170

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 1:20 p.m.
Room A170

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

Networking Events

Learn how to network with local employers. It is not who YOU know, but rather who knows YOU!

Appleton Campus

Business Networking Lunch
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
9:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
Rooms Jones Dairy Farm Culinary Theatre (E108) &  Pepsi Atrium (E108b)

Explore IT
Thursday, October 25, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Room A170

What Could I do With My Life?

This session provides participants a chance to learn about themselves to create a life that matters. Participants will be engaged in a series of activities through the session that will help construct a meaningful work statement. This session empowers students to optimize their lives and become the best version of themselves.

Session activities include:

  • Understanding how your past story influences your present and future, both personally and professionally.

  • Identifying your values, strengths, talents, gifts and interests to construct a meaningful work statement that defines who and how you would like to serve, in order for YOU to become who YOU would like to be.

  • Create a vision for the future.

Training Facilitator: Sarah Rivet

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Job Search Program

Job Seekers Network (JSN) is a program to help job seekers conduct their job search. You may attend as many meetings as you need. Job Seekers Network is free to attend and open to the community. There is no registration required.

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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

Fall 2018 Job Fairs 

Part-Time Job Fair | Wednesday, September 12, 2018 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Automotive & Collision Job Fair | Tuesday, September 25, 2018 | time TBD

Diesel Job Fair | Tuesday, September 25, 2018 | time TBD

Manufacturing Job Fair | Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

IT Internship Job Fair | Thursday, October 25, 2018 | 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

Healthcare Job Fair | Monday, November 5, 2018 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

 

Spring 2019 Job Fairs 

Part Time Job Fair | Thursday, February 7, 2019 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

IT Job Fair | Wednesday, February 13, 2019 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Public Safety Job Fair | Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Business Job Fair | Tuesday, February 26, 2019 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Manufacturing Job Fair | Tuesday, March 5, 2019 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

ELL Employability Workshop | Thursday, March 14, 2019 | 9 a.m.-11 a.m.

Healthcare Job Fair | Monday, April 1, 2019 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Aviation Job Fair  |  Friday, April 26, 2019  |  10 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Contact Us

Employment Connections

920-735-5627
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
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