Don't miss the upcoming North Side Community Career and Resource Fair sponsored by CareerForce in Minneapolis North, the City of Minneapolis, 800 West Broadway, Minneapolis Public Schools and NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center!
3:00 to 7:00 p.m.
CareerForce in Minneapolis North
800 West Broadway Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55411
For those who need an accommodation to attend this event, contact Eveline at 651-259-7298 no later than Friday, September 6.
We will have a variety of positions available including (but not limited to) ... - IT - Public Works - Police - Fire - Regulatory Services - Finance & Accounting - Assessors & Appraisers - Hospitality / Convention Center and many more!
Recruiter, Account Executive, IT Consultant, Barriers to Entry
Career Fair Prep
A little preparation can help you make the best of the Career Fair. Use these tips to make your visit a success.
Take Your Time
The career 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 before you attend the fair
Know the schedules that you're able to work
About prospective jobs
About the application processes
Get the names of key contact personnel within targeted companies
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 follow-up 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
CareerForce staff can provide more assistance and ideas on how to make the most of this opportunity!