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"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.
Tuesday, April 4, 8 a.m. - Noon
Wednesday, April 5, Noon - 4 p.m.
Thursday, April 6, Noon - 4 p.m.
Clintonville Regional Center
Thursday, April 27, 4-7 p.m.
When you register, please submit a job posting and related cover letter and resume. Please call 920-35-5610 for more information.
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.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Clintonville Regional Center*
Tuesday & Wednesday, May 2-3, 2017
10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-6 p.m.
Appleton Campus Commons
*Signup required at this location. Please call 920-735-5610 for more information.
Need advice about employment? Attend one of our upcoming employment seminars.
TOPICS MAY INCLUDE:
Expectations of the Hiring Manager
Interviewing for Success
Using Technology in your Job Search
Employer Panel/Question & Answer Session
Resume and Cover Letter Development
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
8:30 a.m.-1:20 p.m.
No pre-registration required. Call 920-735-5610 for more information.
Learn how to network with local employers. It is not who YOU know, but rather who knows YOU!
Networking & Dining with Professionals Luncheon
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Rooms 135 and 133
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
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.
Here is a list of suggestions for what you should bring to the Career Fair.
Yourself: You definitely want to bring yourself to the Career Fair. It's your chance to meet employers personally!
Resume and References: This is your "advertising material." Bring enough copies so you are certain you won't run out.
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).
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.
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.
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!
Healthcare Job Fair | Monday, March 27, 2017 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Clintonville Job Fair | Friday, May 12, 2017 | 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Monday-Thursday - 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday - 8 a.m.-4 p.m.