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IDES Freeport/Sterling Job Listing (3/26/2013)
Highland Community College Job Fair April 4, 9-3:00
In preparation for the job fair HCC offers resume assistance at the Student Center H209:
March 26 1:30-4:00
March 27 9-12:00 & 1-4:00
March 28 9-12:00 & 1-4:00
March 29 9-11:00 & 2-5:00
"What Do I Wear? Attire for Making a Good Impression" Workshops in HCC H210
March 28 6-7:00 and April 1 1-2:00
Speakers include Jody Gowin of Berner Food, Larry Williams of HACF and Kay Brooks of FHN
What: This team will join together to facilitate an interactive
discussion to understand the importance of professional dress when making first
impressions, and how to prepare a work wardrobe on a budget using local
Tips on preparing for the big day!
You can only make one first impression; learn to make the right one!
What does your dress cost…a few dollars or a few opportunities-you decide.
Learn about affordable wardrobe options right here in Freeport!
RAMP Youth Services Coordinator (3/26/13) Rockford Office - Job Description
Ironworkers Local 63 Fence Apprenticeship (3/11/13) Accepting applications for Apprentices
April 15-19 and April 22-26, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
2523 W Lexington St, Broadview, IL 60155
View Flyer for more details.
Heritage Woods (2/25/13)
Office Manager. You can apply at:
Learn How to Use Illinois JobLink
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 2:30 pm
Freeport Public Library, 100 E Douglas St, 2nd Floor, Learning Lab Topics Covered: Creating an IJL registration, Searching for Jobs, Building a Resume, Employer Resume search. Space is Limited, contact Colleen Neary at 815-625-7055 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.
Chicago Detective Services (1/29/2013) - View Flyer
Honeywell, Freeport, IL (1/29/2013)
Apply at: https://honeywell.taleo.net/careersection/9/jobdetail.ftl
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City of Freeport Police Department Police Officer (1/29/2013) - View Flyer Ad
(1/29/2013) The Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge seeks a Park Ranger (Visitor Service). You must apply for this vacancy through the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Applications are available on OPM’s website: http://www.usajobs.opm.gov and are preferably completed via email on their website. If you do not have Internet access, you can call the Refuge office at 815-273-2732 to obtain a copy of the announcement and then mail the completed application to OPM’s office in San Antonio, TX in accordance with instructions provided. Applications must be received by 02-01-2013.
Farm Bureau 2013 Summer Program Assistant (1/22/2013)
Freeport Park District 2013 Seasonal Employment- View Information - visit www.freeportparkdistrict.org
Senior Resource Center Executive Director - View Position Description
Regional Education Vacancy Positions (8/24/2012)
Freeport School District #145 - Open Positions Posted Online
Job fairs are an opportunity for people in any situation to network and potentially find new employment. This is a time where you can find Professionals, Students, Unemployed Individuals, Veterans, and others all gathered together with one goal in mind: SUCCESS!
Some people have no problems making great connections and showing off their talents at a job fair, but others may lack the social skills or knowledge of how job fairs work to fully take advantage of the benefits. There are many resources out there that can help, but it’s hard to target those that are actually helpful and reliable.
Here are tips that can help anyone make the most out of their job fair experience.
Job Fair Preparation:
- Pre-Register – Some job fairs require you to register, check out the event website or flyer to find out if you need to and how.
- Dress for Success – You will be meeting people who could be potential employers, make a good first impression by dressing business casual or business professional.
- Bring Copies of your Updated Resume – Many employers will ask to see your resume, make sure you bring enough copies to go around. Be prepared that some employers cannot accept hard copies of your resume.
- Research Employers – Get a list of employers that are going to be at the job fair, research their company so you know a little about them beforehand. Prepare questions to ask them beforehand.
- VETERANS – Use Illinois workNet Resources to translate your Military Skills to Civilian Skills so you can let employers will understand what skills you have that could benefit their company.
- Create your 30-Second Elevator Speech – This is your opening statement to employers that gives them an idea of where you’ve worked, what skills you have, and how you can benefit their company as an employee.
- Time Management – Make sure you allot yourself enough time to make it to all of the booths, or at least those you know you’d like to visit.
- Network – Mingle with the other people at the event, not just the employers. Networking includes potential employers, past employers and co-workers.
- Get Business Cards – Following up with Potential Employers is your job, make sure you get their business card so you have contact information.
- Act Professional – Watch how you act and behave, stand up straight, don’t fidget, do not chew gum, and speak clearly.
- Stay Positive – Being with so many others that are also job-searching can be overwhelming, but keeping a positive attitude when engaging with others and the employers will show confidence.
- Carry a Folder or Portfolio – Having a folder or portfolio will keep your resume easily accessible while also giving you something to store employer handouts and literature in.
- Take Notes – Write down notes about conversations you had, who you spoke to, opportunities you encountered, and anything else you don’t want to forget.
- Follow-Up – Now that you’ve made some connections, follow-up with them via email or LinkedIn with a ‘Thank You’ letter. This will ensure employers will remember you while building a relationship with them.
- Keep Track – Create a system or spreadsheet that you can use to keep track of employers you’ve contacted, potential job leads, when and how and to who you sent your resume, etc.
Illinois workNet Resources:
- Past Illinois workNet News Items
- Watch the Illinois workNet Webinar – Gaining Employment at a Job Fair
- VETERANS – Use our Step Guide to Translate Your Military Skills to Civilian Skills and more
- Resume Help
- Networking Tips
- How to Write a 30-Second Elevator Speech
- Careerealism Article – How to Prepare for a Job Fair
- KCDEE Illinois workNet Article – Make the Most of a Job Fair
- About.com – Tips for Attending a Job Fair