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Ready for the job fair on Tuesday?

Check out these tips to make sure you are all set for the job fair on March 5th!

-Lay out your clothing the night before. By planning ahead you don’t have to scramble trying to find something in the morning. Also, be sure it's clean and wrinkle-free. Check out some tips on what to wear [here] (https://www.jobcase.com/conversations/60d77b2f-6640-5331-8816-dca310ec58bf?from=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.jobcase.com%252Fcommunity).

-Grab those resumes. Pack at least 50 copies and place them in a folder, or notebook and then tuck them away in a bag. Just make sure your resumes are easily accessible when an employer requests a copy, so you don't have to go digging for it!

-Eat a good breakfast. It’s true what they say, breakfast IS the most important meal of the day. It will fuel your brain/body first thing and last until lunchtime! When in doubt bring a snack to eat later to help keep you energized!

-Go to bed early. Even if you’re a night owl, put on those pj’s and climb into bed early enough the night before so you get a full 8 hours. You will look rested tomorrow and feel much calmer and more focused.

-Get to the fair on time. Plan how you will get there and how long it will take with Google maps. If you can, arrive a little bit early to calm your nerves and take a lap around the room.

-Practice your pitch a few times that morning. Whether it’s in the shower or on the ride over, say it a few times so you build up that confidence! What will you say in 20-30 seconds to grab that employer’s attention?

-Know that company’s mission/culture. If you haven’t researched it yet, take some time to see what they are all about and jot down some notes! Remember, your pitch should be tailored to what YOU bring to that company based on what they do.

-Nervous? If you are not sure what to say when you first meet an employer, use a few of these [conversation starters] (https://www.jobcase.com/conversations/6d46f61d-c53b-5ec5-9d7c-69cc61713f6a) to get things rolling!

Wishing you the best of luck at the job fair! : )

For those in the Cincinnati area, wishing to attend, grab all the [info here] (https://www.jobcase.com/cw-job-fair)!

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It's always good to prepare for these sort of things.

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So why do you want the job?

One of the most common and difficult questions asked during an interview or at a job fair is...

Can you tell me about yourself?

Similar questions are: -Why should we hire you? -Why do you want the job? -What is it about us that makes you want to work here?

Just know that employers are not looking for you to actually tell them about your personal life, like your favorite shows or how awesome your spouse is. They are expecting you to tell them about yourself while giving them a brief overview of who you are, professionally speaking.

You should be ready with a one-minute answer that summarizes where you are in your career, generally with an emphasis on your most recent job while highlighting your strengths.

Answer these 5 questions to help yourself plan what to say and impress employers!

1- What are the three strongest reasons I am a great fit for this job?

2- What are some positive things I can say about the company, and how can I connect what they do with what I can bring to them?

3- Why do I really want this job beyond having a steady paycheck and perks?

4- What are three AWESOME things I did in my previous position that I can also offer in this new role?

5- What is the EXACT job description (make sure to write it down) and how do MY skills match up with it? Be as specific as possible!

Answering these questions will help you feel prepared to go in with some great things to say.

Have questions? Need some help? Please ask and comment below!

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You need to search within your Country. No USA company is going to try to hire you since they don't need to look in a foreign country for someone who doesn't possess a special skill.

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Janine Weindel
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When I decided to try working at the YMCA I had help making my resume, and they liked what I presented so I went to the interview and was a temp for a year now I'm looking for a job.

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Say this not that!

Instead of sitting quietly, building a rapport with your interviewers before getting into the nitty-gritty details of the job can give you a major competitive edge over other candidates. Plus the interview will feel more like a friendly conversation which can certainly help calm those nerves (bonus)!

The key is to find something in common, and when in doubt always bring it back to the interviewer and the company. Remember, it's less about you, more about them. Try these out during your next interview or even at a networking event!

1. It's a pleasure to meet you. How was your weekend (or how has your week been)? This demonstrates to the interviewer that you're confident, proactive, and friendly.

2. What was the most pleasantly surprising thing about working here you learned once you were on the job? It a good idea to keep the conversation focused on the interviewee and their positive experiences with working at the company.

3. What's the most memorable thing that has happened to you since joining the company? This will show you are a positive person and care about others.

4. I read a really compelling article this morning on the way to the interview. Discuss it a little and if the interviewer seems interested, continue, if not gracefully move on. Again, don’t monopolize the conversation! Although it is technically YOUR job interview, this is more about them than you.

5. What's one of the most interesting projects or opportunities that you've worked on? Interviewers will love the chance to reflect and respond on what it is they’ve worked on or are currently working on. This will also provide further insight into what they are doing now in the company, as well give the interviewer a chance to talk about their own accomplishments.

Remember to keep bringing it back to the interviewer/company and your interest in it!

Good luck : )

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Nice post Ashley, and great advice for standing out amongst the hundreds of job fair attendees:-)

About mentioning a compelling article, another tip is to be sure the article is directly related to the company or the job you're interviewing for; which will showcase your knowledge & interest in working with the company, and get the interviewer to share company achievements & future plans.

Also, asking the Interviewer "How would you describe your company’s culture?" is important, to learn about the company values and work environment, such as whether team work is important, what is their management style, or if the company participates in community volunteerism. You can learn what it's like to work for them, and if it would be a good fit with your interests and values.

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So true Ashley, In the number of interviews I’ve had this advice has always been a plus for the home team!! People (including hiring managers) can’t help but talk about what they know and love... “themselves”... keep them talking and the less you’ll have to say!!

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Best ways to prep for the job fair!

Check out these tips to make sure you are ready for the job fair on March 5th!

It's coming soon!

-Lay out your clothing the night before. By planning ahead you don’t have to scramble trying to find something in the morning. Also, be sure it's clean and wrinkle-free. Check out some tips on what to wear [here] (https://www.jobcase.com/conversations/60d77b2f-6640-5331-8816-dca310ec58bf?from=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.jobcase.com%252Fcommunity).

-Grab those resumes. Pack at least 50 copies and place them in a folder, or notebook and then tuck them away in a bag. Just make sure your resumes are easily accessible when an employer requests a copy, so you don't have to go digging for it!

-Eat a good breakfast. It’s true what they say, breakfast IS the most important meal of the day. It will fuel your brain/body first thing and last until lunchtime! When in doubt bring a snack to eat later to help keep you energized!

-Go to bed early. Even if you’re a night owl, put on those pj’s and climb into bed early enough the night before so you get a full 8 hours. You will look rested tomorrow and feel much calmer and more focused.

-Get to the fair on time. Plan how you will get there (bus, train, Lyft, sharing a ride, or driving yourself) and how long it will take with Google maps. If you can, arrive a little bit early to calm your nerves and take a lap around the room.

-Practice your pitch a few times that morning. Whether it’s in the shower or on the ride over, say it a few times so you build up that confidence! What will you say in 20-30 seconds to grab that employer’s attention?

-Know that company’s mission/culture. If you haven’t researched it yet, take some time to see what they are all about and jot down some notes! Remember, your pitch should be tailored to what YOU bring to that company based on what they do.

-Nervous? If you are not sure what to say when you first meet an employer, use a few of these [conversation starters] (https://www.jobcase.com/conversations/6d46f61d-c53b-5ec5-9d7c-69cc61713f6a) to get things rolling!

For all of those in the Cincinnati area wishing to attend the fair on March 5th, grab all the info and [register here] (https://www.jobcase.com/cw-job-fair)!

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Raju Kunwar
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Hi sir

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Renee Grant Patrick
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if i cant make it there till 2pm will i still be able to get in ?

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They want to know your story

Interviews and job fairs are a great time to share your traits with employers, but rather than say "I am a people person" OR " I am a hard worker," etc. include those details in a story and provide examples to WOW them!

Tips: • Prepare 3 or 5 stories in advance by mapping out exactly what you want to share and what you want the employer to know about you. • When you mention a trait back it up with a specific example and prove it. • Don't ramble, keep it short and to the point!

Let’s take a look at some examples:

1- How you overcame a challenge Every job certainly has things that challenge us, but by discussing how you faced and overcame them employers will recognize that you are the type of person who gets the job done. They will recognize that you know how to utilize resources to the best of your advantage. So, tell them about a time when something stood in your way and how you were able to overcome it.

2- A time you worked with a team Remember your elementary report card when you were graded on how you interacted with your classmates? Well, today employers are looking for that same quality, that you work well with others. They need to know that you will fit in with the current team and that you can work together to accomplish common goals. So tell them about a time you worked well with others. For example, maybe it was when your team finished a challenging project or you all came together to help a customer. Just remember to show how you worked well with others.

3- When you solved a problem No company out there is perfect and has problems that need addressing. Rather than telling the employer, you are a “problem solver,” provide examples to back up how you solved specific issues. This will get their wheels turning about how you can solve THEIR problems and propel the company forward! Bonus points if you can match how you solved problems to the ones that the company is currently facing!

Remember when sharing a story, be specific and back it up with examples. It will sound more captivating than just stating the facts.

Comment below with any questions!

I am happy to help : )

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These are good Ashley. Also during the interview, most likely early on especially if you are currently employed, many interviewers want to know why you are looking to make a move from your present job. Answers should never be about bashing your current employer but something about desiring greater oppty, working in a position that better utilizes your skills, education, passion etc.

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I'm a team player; I have skills related to the job and I'm ready to share with the team. Coming to work every day on time will show, I'm interested in working.

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What do I say???

What kinds of things should I ask during a job fair? Do I just introduce myself and that's it? Any help is appreciated, thank you!

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No matter how hard I work I'm limited because of my criminal background I was a hard worker at Freher and my company company wanted me full time and I agreed cause they knew my background had stuff on it and as they try to help me they got me fired and my record is non violent and definitely not sexual charges either so how can I make it in life? I'm not that person and havent been in years so why cant I progress in life I was only in jail just that one time!!!!!!!!!!!

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I would go to the job booth your interested in and say Hi when can i start working for your company, no need for them to search any longer here you are, that should break the ice , then go from there, they will start asking what kind of experience you have and there you go sell your self, i hope this helps

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What should I wear?

I never know what to wear to job fairs. Some people have told me to dress up. Does that mean a suit and tie? Anyone????

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Phillip, Anytime you go for an interview you want to look your best. Yes wear a shirt and tie and dress slacks and make sure you are well groomed. You want to make certain that you have at least 50 resumes and cover letters so all your bases are covered. Look at these Job fairs as real interviews because you never know who you will meet and first impressions are a lasting impression. Make certain not to chew gum and have breath mints on hand along with clean fingernails. Also, make certain that your cover letter and resume are updated. We have resources on JobCase to prepare you for all of this. Good Luick and God Bless! TYJ

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Business casual

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Great Employers - The 2017 Cincinnati Works Job Fair!

There will be some great employers at the October 31st Cincinnati Works Job Fair, including the companies below!

To learn more about the job fair and to register, click here

Check out the links below to some of their open jobs- great way to prepare in advance for success at the job fair! Get to know the employers, review their job info, and keep asking/answering questions here on Jobcase to help yourself to be the best prepared that you can be!

3CDC Check out a listing of their open jobs

Amazon Check out a listing of their open jobs

Castellini Group Check out a listing of their open jobs

Charter Spectrum Check out a listing of their open jobs

Children’s Inc. Check out a listing of their open jobs

Children’s Hospital Check out a listing of their open jobs

DHL Check out a listing of their open jobs

FedEx Check out a listing of their open jobs

Fifth Third Bank Check out a listing of their open jobs

Hilton Check out a listing of their open jobs

Jack Casino Check out a listing of their open jobs

Jancoa Check out a listing of their open jobs

JBM Check out a listing of their open jobs

Kroger Check out a listing of their open jobs

Lithko Contracting Check out a listing of their open jobs

McLane Food Service Check out a listing of their open jobs

Sysco Foods Check out a listing of their open jobs

UPS (Warehouse) Check out a listing of their open jobs

Volunteers of America Check out a listing of their open jobs

Whelan Security Check out a listing of their open jobs

Woodforest National Bank Check out a listing of their open jobs

Wornick Foods Check out a listing of their open jobs

#JobFairSuccessCincinnati #Jobfair #Network #Cincinnati #CincinnatiJobs #CincinnatiJobfair #Employers

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What a GREAT list of opportunities!

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Man they have some greedy lazy nuts on here

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UPDATED employer list for the March 5th job fair!

Here are some of the employers you can expect to see at the Cincinnati job fair NEXT WEEK on Tuesday, March 5th from 1:00pm - 4:00pm.

Located at: The Cintas Center 1624 Herald Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45207

We suggest you take a peek and then look into each company to see which positions they are currently offering. While you are on their website take a few moments to check out their mission as well as any past employee reviews.

This will help you decide if you will enjoy working for that company!

• Amazon

• Coca Cola

• Speedway

• Sysco Foods

• Kroger

• Frito Lay

• Raising Canes

• Goodwill

• Jack Cincinnati Casino

• Fifth Third Bank

• Cincinnati Children's

• Wornick Foods

• Whelan Security

• West Chester Protective Gear

• U-Pull and Pay

• Total Homecare Solutions

• TireDiscounters

• Jancoa Janitorial Services, Inc

• Superior Environmental Services

• Standard Textile

• JACK Casino

• Holland Roofing

• Indiana Tech

• Hilton Netherland

• Crown Services

...and MORE!

Stop by to meet and greet them all.

We hope to see you there!

Still need to register? Do so [here] (https://www.jobcase.com/cw-job-fair).

Good luck : )

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Any jobfair in potsdam ny?

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Yes on a area we have cousle the rout for something new

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What to expect at YOUR next job fair

Have you ever attended a job fair or a hiring event?

If you haven’t, here’s what you can expect and how to prepare yourself!

Think of the event as a formal interview It's important to treat the event just like a formal onsite job interview, so make sure to prepare! You can do this by researching the company or companies, practicing your elevator pitch and answering questions, knowing which roles you want to apply to, and dressing as you would for an interview.

Expect long lines Attendance is usually pretty heavy at these types of events. Whether it’s waiting in line to actually enter the facility or waiting to speak with employers, there’s going to be some downtime. However, you can use this to your advantage! While you’re waiting, you can practice reciting your answers, brush up on your company knowledge or even mingle with fellow attendees to help calm those nerves or gain some insight.

A lot to take in In order to stay organized and focused throughout the day, pack a small notepad to write down important details. You can also pack a folder to collect business cards, pamphlets, or handouts. Keep these items in a small bag so you don’t misplace them. After every conversation with an employer, take a second to jot down some notes about what you spoke about and any other details that can help you reconnect.

It’s not over when it’s over Similar to a job interview, the events don’t end when you leave. It is crucial that you follow up just as you would after a regular interview. Be sure to gather necessary contact information before leaving each table, either by grabbing a business card or politely requesting an email address.

Whether you’re actively looking for a new job or considering making a career change, hiring events and job fairs are wonderful ways to make new, meaningful connections and jumpstart your job search.

Good luck!

Have questions? Please ask!

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It's hard to be in a smaller city where the pay is hard to find. I have to take a 7 dollar an hour hit just to keep some kind of income coming in. Might have to work myself to death with 2 jobs at 7 days a week to make up for the last time I was layed off due to lack of work. Tough world!

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I want a job

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