Cincinnati Works Job Fair March 2019

Cincinnati Works Job Fair March 2019

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Rufus Thompson
over 6 months ago

Can anyone attend ?

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Laala Love
over 6 months ago

I’m looking for a overnight job!??

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Mandi Cain
over 6 months ago

I need help with interviews. I get so nervous i studder lose train of thought and just look dumb. This only happens with the interviews tho, im very good employee. Any tips?

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Tihonia Robb
over 6 months ago

Are hotel jobs gonna be there

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Mary Glaser
over 6 months ago

What companies will be at this job fair?

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Ashley Wilson
over 6 months ago

Now that the job fair is over the most important part is here, following up!

Following up is a critical aspect of the job seeking process. It does a few things. It lets the employer know you are serious, reminds them of who you are and your qualifications, and keeps the hiring process moving along. So let’s take a look at how following up works.

When- Send your follow up at least 1-2 business days later.

Who- You must be sure to reach out to the right person! Whether you jotted the employer’s email address down in a notebook or found it on the website, make sure to reach out directly to the person you spoke to or the hiring manager. By sending it to an individual (and make sure to address it to them) you will avoid it being lost in the shuffle.

How- You can follow up with a call, email, or [thank you card] (https://www.jobcase.com/conversations/6f8322ea-b3fd-5930-98b9-d8d30b735880). Email is suggested as it’s instant and will give you the proper amount of time to gather your thoughts, however, there is also something wonderfully personal about receiving a handwritten note if you can send it quickly. See what to say in your follow up [HERE] (https://www.jobcase.com/conversations/3a2695c7-ced7-5bea-af4e-8789f758e97b).

What- Make sure it’s personal. Remember that employers have likely met and spoken to MANY candidates so it’s unlikely they will automatically remember you. If you had a good conversation during the interview, make note of something you discussed and mention it. Perhaps you both went to a certain college or own black labs. It’s all about forging a connection! Also be sure to convey how excited you’d be to work for them. Mention the main reasons why you would be the right person for the job by emphasizing your strengths and capabilities while demonstrating that you are a great fit. Keep it short and straight to the point.

A follow up is also a great way to include those final things you may have neglected to mention at the job fair, so make sure not to forget to take the time to do so now.

Please comment with any questions!

Happy following up ; )

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Ashley Wilson
over 6 months ago

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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Matt Bornhorst
over 6 months ago

When you are at the job fair, make sure to bring plenty of business cards! If you don't have business cards - that's okay! Make sure your contact information is clearly visible on your resumè! If you need a resume overhaul, complete your profile here on Jobcase and simply download the professionally formatted resume!

Make sure you get the contact information from the companies who are at the job fair!

If you were given an email to contact them, send a follow-up a day or two afterwards. This will reinforce your interest in their company, and show them that you have initiative!

In your follow up email, be sure to remind them of who you are - if you spoke with a company rep there, and had a great conversation - mention it! Reiterate what type if position you are interested in, and why you think you are a good fit for it.

Be sure you contact every company you talked to at the job fair - it could mean your next great job!

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Ashley Wilson
over 6 months ago

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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Angela Garrett
over 6 months ago

Hello, I wanted to be there so bad, However I had to fill in today for a couple worker, when is the next once and where, please and thank you. Angela Garrett

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