Last week, I shared details on the collaborative in -person job fair coming up this Thursday, May 19, from 10 am – 2 pm, which is hosted by Ingham Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Lansing Police and Fire and Capital Area Michigan Works !.
All employers have openings with starting wages of $ 15 an hour and will be from a variety of industries, including manufacturing, childcare, health care, transportation industries and more. There will be over 150 positions promoted and available to job seekers.
“This fair is a wonderful opportunity for regional employers and job seekers to connect face-to-face on in-demand jobs,” said Teri Sand, Business Services Team Manager. “As it may be the first in-person professional event for many in attendance, I’d encourage those interested in attending in taking some time this week to properly prepare for the event. Preparation is an essential part of the job search process. ”
The time spent preparing prior to a job fair is time well spent in a job search. Those interested in participating in this in-person job fair should start by taking a look at CAMW! ‘S interview packet on our website, which includes relevant information from a pre-interview checklist to guidelines on how to dress. You’re also welcome to stop into any of our three locations to find this information as well.
Specific tips for preparation include finding out what employers will be there, which you can find in my previous column and packing your bag/folder and dressing for success, being mindful of weather and the potential of standing on your feet for quite some time. For tips on how to stand out during the job fair, check out The Eight Best Tips to Stand Out at a Career Fair by Muse.
Attendees should at the very least bring copies of their resume and dress for success. For additional support with resumes and interview preparation, please contact CAMW! at LansingGreeter@camw.net. After job seekers have had an opportunity to connect with participating employers the day of the event, job seekers are welcome to enjoy the snacks and refreshments at the event, which will be provided graciously by the Lansing Police and Fire Departments.
Those who do attend the fair should be sure to ask the representatives for a business card or their contact info. Then, follow up a week later to remind them of their conversation and express their continued interest in the job.
The fair is located in the rear parking lot of the Ingham County Human Services Building located at 5303 S. Cedar St. Lansing, from 10 am – 2 pm Hope to see you there!
Carrie Rosingana is the CEO of Capital Area Michigan Works! Visitwww.camw.org/ to connect with the Capital Area Michigan Works! team for assistance with career exploration or staffing needs. Capital Area Michigan Works !, a proud partner of the American Job Center Network, offers services in Ingham, Clinton and Eaton counties at our Lansing, St. Johns and Charlotte American Job Centers.