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Thursday, March 31, 2016
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Eagan Civic Arena
3870 Pilot Knob Road
Eagan, MN


See map and driving directions

Get Ready ... Get Set ... Get Jobs at the 16th Annual Get Jobs Job Fair!

Polish up your resume, tune up your elevator speech, put your best foot forward and join us for one of the Twin Cities' premier hiring and recruiting events.

Overview

The Get Jobs Job Fair brings job seekers together with employers recruiting for hundreds of open jobs, everything from entry level to professional positions. 

Employers, register today

No registration needed for job seekers. 

When: Thursday, March 31, 2016
Time: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Eagan Civic Arena
(map and directions)

Don’t miss this great opportunity to get some face time with employers, build your network of contacts, and maybe find your next job. The event also showcases exhibitors from educational institutions and features other business and entrepreneurial opportunities. 

Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event please call 952-703-3100 by March 24th.

Exhibitor Info

Join us in Eagan for this popular job fair!  In 2015 we hosted more than 1,200 job seekers for this one-day event.

Exhibitor fee: $150 

Registration includes 8x10 space with skirted table, two chairs and lunch for two participants. 

Register here

Participating Companies

Check back frequently to see new companies that will be participating.


How to Prepare

A little preparation can help you make the best of the Get Jobs Job Fair. Use these helpful tips for a successful job fair.

Take Your Time

The job fair is an rare opportunity to meet people face-to-face without an appointment. Take full advantage. Plan to stick around. Talk to as many company representatives as possible. Collect information on every employer that interests you.

Make a Good First Impression

  • Dress as you would for an interview. 
  • Display a positive, can-do attitude
  • Smile, make eye contact, and give a firm handshake.
  • Be courteous, polite and likable.
  • Show that your are willing and motivated to learn and grow

Know Yourself and Your Skills

  • Develop a 20-second that includes your work background, related skills and training and areas of interest
  • End your introduction with a question for the recruiter, to help start a conversation
  • Practice delivering your introduction slowly and clearly, with enthusiasm and a smile
  • Offer a copy of your resume or business card
  • Research your targeted companies and apply online before you attend the fair
  • Know the schedules that you're able to work

Ask Questions

  • About prospective jobs
  • About the application processes
  • Get the names of key contact personnel within targeted companies
  • Take notes
  • Offer to complete an application during the fair OR ask when you could return a completed application in person
  • Ask when an interview might be possible
  • Establish a followup time to contact employers of interest

Don't Ask About Salary or Benefits at the Fair

  • Focus on finding out more about the company and prospective jobs
  • Establish how you would be an asset to the company

Follow Up with Companies

  • Send a cover letter and another copy of your resume
  • Tailor the documents to reflect your conversation with the recruiter
  • Double-check spelling, especially of names
  • Being organized, prepared, personable and confident help you be memorable for all the right reasons.

Transportation

Shuttle Bus Service

Free shuttle buses from the Minnesota WorkForce Centers in Burnsville, Shakopee and West Saint Paul will be provided. Buses will wait five minutes at each stop.

Parking

Free parking will be available at the Eagan Civic Arena

See Map and Driving Directions


Pre-Job Fair Workshops

Pre-Job Fair Workshop - Tuesday, March 15

Make sure you are prepared to take full advantage of the job fair by attending our workshop before the actual job fair. Registration is required for this workshop. Select the workshop title for more information and to register. 

Get Ready for a Job Fair

When: Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 10am-12-m

Description: Prepare for your next job fair at this workshop! We'll review what to expect, what to wear, what to bring, and what not to bring.

Held at: 2800 W County Rd 42. Burnsville, MN 55337-6933

Offered by: Minnesota WorkForce Center - Dakota County-Burnsville

Register via MinnesotaWorks.net

Note: Visit our calendar of WorkForce Center workshops for several classes to help prepare you for this and every job fair. WorkForce Centers offer classes and assistance on resume writing, interviewing, networking, job search and more! Go to www.mn.gov/deed/metroworkshops to register today!