Make sure to dress to impress!
Here are some quick tips on what to wear for the Chicago job fair tomorrow, June 18th.
-Stick to solid colors and avoid distracting patterns
-A suit with a button up shirt worn underneath
-Mid-length skirt below or at the knee, paired with a coordinated blouse
-Neat, professional hairstyle
-Light makeup and very little perfume
-Stick to solid colors
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Artificial Intelligence Changes Employment
We have been hearing a lot about Artificial Intelligence over the past several years. Some experts predict that AI will eliminate half of all jobs that require humans. Yet, others say that we have nothing to fear, because AI may rid many jobs, but it will also create new employment opportunities.
According to a new Brookings Institution report, robots aren’t replacing everyone, but a quarter of U.S... see more
Instead of staying silent during a job fair or interview SPEAK UP and let your voice be heard!
By building a rapport with the employers before getting into the nitty-gritty details of the job it can give you a major competitive edge over other candidates. Plus it will feel more like a friendly conversation which can certainly help calm those nerves. You can also use this information later on when following up.
Remember, these questions are not... see more
Hey Chicago, are you ready?
The job fair is next Tuesday, June 18th from 10-2pm at the UIC Forum located at 725 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Find out all the info here.
NOW is the time to make those final preparations so you are confident and ready to go! Check out these tips to help you prepare for the fair as the weekend approaches!
Know the companies you are interested in and research their mission/culture TODAY. Take some time to see what... see more
If you attended the Chicago job fair today then this is the post for you!
Now that the fair is over, it's time to follow up.
Doing so lets the employer know you are serious, reminds them of who you are (they met a TON of people), your qualifications, and keeps the hiring process moving along.
So let’s take a look at how following up works...
Send your follow up at least 1-2 business days after the event.
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The Chicago job fair is coming up on June 18th which is next Tuesday!!
There has never been a better time to prepare your elevator pitch than right NOW so you are set and ready to go : )
So what is an elevator pitch?
An elevator pitch is a clear, brief message that is ALL about you. It communicates who you are, what you're looking for in a job and how that employer can benefit from hiring you.
Follow these tips to help create and perfect... see more
If you have you spent some time at a job and now you’re ready to move on, don't worry, you can take the skills you have gained with you and transfer them into a new desired role!
Here are some ways to get started:
Check the job description
If you’re not sure which skills you should include for a particular role check the job description and see what they are looking for! Here are a few examples of skills which you can transfer.
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Are you headed to the Boston job fair on June 14th?
There will be onsite interviews, career coaching, free headshot photos, professional resume reviews, and FREE workshops to help you land a job!
From 10:00am - 11:00am
Matching Interests and Skills to Potential Careers
Job Search and Social Media Tools
From 11:00am - 12:00pm
Financial Literacy for Jobseekers (presented by Citizens Bank)
Networking for Job Search... see more
My experience with the Columbia Urban league taught me as well as it paid me , but you have to meet certain requirements in order for them to accept you .