Get resume ready for job fair
Tracey Prediger - Apr 11, 2024 - Biz Releases

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No resume? No worries.

WorkBC Centres in Vernon and Enderby are on standby for anyone interested in updating their job history before the upcoming Vernon Job Fair.

The job fair is the city’s largest hiring event of the year, organized by both NexusBC Community Resource Centre and WorkBC.

The event brings together under one roof recruiters and representatives from more than 30 companies that are in the process of hiring.

“This is an excellent opportunity to discover what jobs are available and what employers are offering as compensation and benefits,” NexusBC events and marketing manager Lee Brinkman said. “We’ve made a special effort to showcase a broad list of employers from fields such as government, non-profit, health care, hospitality, manufacturing, retail and trades.”

B.C. currently has an unemployment rate of 5.5%, and Brinkman said job seekers can use this opportunity to their advantage.

“As the competition for jobs increases, job fairs are an excellent way to get in front of the individual who does the hiring and make that connection. It isn’t often that this many employers get together in a purposeful effort to meet job seekers,” Brinkman said.

He added that if you are attending a job fair, dress as if you are going to an interview, bring multiple copies of your resume and know your schedule if you are asked to sign up for an interview. Brinkman also recommended practising a 30 second sales pitch of your background and being ready to talk about yourself.

Advance resume help can be accessed by calling 250-545-2215 in Vernon or 250-838-2324 in Enderby.

WorkBC will also host a jobseeker lounge at the job fair, so if questions arise at the event you can ask a professional.

A full list of employers can be found at www.vernonjobfair.ca.

Vernon Job Fair runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, at the Vernon Lodge.


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