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Find a Job at WCC Job Fairs

WCC will present two job fairs and two pre-fair seminars in March and April that are open to WCC students, alumni, and the public. All of the events are free.

They kick off with the Job Fair Preparation Seminar on March 11 from noon to 1:00pm in Room 287 of the Student Center building. It will be repeated March 16 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm and March 17 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.

People who have never attended a job fair or whose last job search was a long time ago are the target audience for the seminar, said David Wildfong, a student advisor in WCC’s Employment Services Center. It will cover topics like how to dress appropriately, how to talk to employers, and how to write a resume.

Next is the Dress for Success Seminar on March 12 from 5:00pm to 6:30pm in Room 275 of the Crane Liberal Arts and Sciences building. It will focus on how to dress properly for the job fairs and interviews. The seminar, which is aimed at both men and women, will emphasize dressing well on a budget.

Both seminars seek to help people make a good first impression, which Wildfong said is critical. “As soon as you walk in the door of the job fair, the representatives are already sizing people up,” he said.

About 60 local employers are expected to attend the 13th annual Spring Job Fair and Nonprofit Showcase on March 19 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm in the Morris Lawrence building. Some of the participants include Absopure, Adecco, AFLAC, Citizen’s Bank, Clean Water Action, the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Huron Valley Ambulance, Speedway, Synergy HomeCare, University of Michigan Temporary Services, and UPS.

Most of the employers are looking for entry-level workers, Wildfong said, but some are seeking supervisors and managers. And he said that despite the gloomy economy, jobs are available. “There are people out there who are hiring,” Wildfong said. “This is a great chance to meet with those employers.”

About 20 local nonprofit agencies that can help people who are out of work also will attend the fair. Participating agencies range from the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority to the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store.

The final event is the Child Care and Summer Camp Job Fair on April 2 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm on the second floor of the Student Center building. The child care centers are seeking people who have education in the field, Wildfong said, but the summer camps are more open. The event should draw about 20 employers.

If you attend a job fair, Wildfong suggests that you bring 12 to 15 copies of your resume, a portfolio or folder to hold the resumes, paper and pens to take notes, and personal business cards if available.

You must register for the two pre-fair seminars. You can register by calling 677-5155 or sending an email to careers@wccnet.edu.

Employers interested in participating in either job fair should contact WCC Employment Services at 677-5155 or .

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