Kanawha Valley Job Fair: Meet with over 200 Employers!!
200 Civic Center Drive
- Many Positions from 200+ Employers
Why This is an Awesome Opportunity
Meet with top local employers that are interested in hiring now!
Register here on the event page to RSVP for the job fair!
200+ employers will be represented, including the WVU Medical Center, WesBanco Bank, Aramark, Kelly Services, Wendy's, OrangeTheory Fitness, Jackson Kelly PLLC, and Toyota Motor Manufacturing. See the full list here: https://bit.ly/2HurtqW
Employers will be recruiting for many different types of roles that can accommodate many different needs.
Varying shifts, solid pay, and benefits are available across different roles, such as Customer Service Representative, Maintenance Technicians, Accounting Assistants, Fitness Coach, and so much more!
Many of these great employers will be providing on-site interviews and may give job offers on the spot.
Come by to learn more about opportunities in WV and receive a free photo headshot to add to your online resume!
200+ Employers, Cities around Charleston, WV
What to Bring
Consider bringing a resume, practiced answers to common interview questions, and professional dress in order to put your best foot forward!
If you'd like to apply on-site for some jobs, some employers may ask for a valid I.D.
Want to discuss the West Virginia job fair, job search strategies, or network with people in your local area?
Join or post in the West Virginia Community group!
Click the "Discussion" tab at the top of the page to post directly to the group.
Posts from other group members will also be under that tab, so you can see hot tips and other frequently asked questions!
Your resume showcases all the things an employer is looking for and each has certain expectations that they would like you to fulfill. It’s important to show them in your resume how/why you are the perfect fit.
Check out these tips on how to make your resume stronger and desirable to employers!
1- Have the qualifications for the job
Increase your chances of being hired by tailoring your resume specifically to jobs that you are qualified for…
One of the most common questions asked during an interview or at a job fair is…
Can you tell me about yourself?
Other variations could include...
-Why should we hire you?
-Why do you want to work here?
-What is it about us that makes you want to work here?
Answer these 5 questions to help you 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…
Check out this great video on how to prepare and excel at a job fair.
Make the best impression, and get the job!
Do you think these Ps and Qs are helpful? Let us know in the comments!
Don’t let employers forget about you once the job fair ends...
Now is the time to follow up!
-Do it sooner rather than later
1-2 business days after the job fair is ideal.
-Make it personal
Remember that employers have met and spoken to MANY people at the fair, so it’s unlikely they will automatically remember you. If you had a good conversation, make note of something you discussed and mention it in the email.
-Reach out to the right people
Ok WV Jobcasers, you got this. 200 employers dying to hire people tmw. Here's a couple things to do tonight to improve your success tomorrow:
1) research 5-6 attending companies that you really hope to work for. (jobcase, glassdoor, or even google search can be great here). Make sure you know what drives their success so you know how to position your skills/expeience for them to hear how you will help them succeed.
2) practice your elevator…
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