Library Partnership will sponsor job fair


Published: Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 10:32 p.m.

Are you looking for a job? If so, then the 2012 Job Fair at Library Partnership is an event you don't want to miss. The 2012 Job Fair will be held from 2-4 p.m. Aug. 17 at Library Partnership at 1130 NE 16th Ave.

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JOB FAIR

What: 2012 Job Fair to meet Gainesville employers who are hiring.
When: 2-4 p.m. Aug. 17.
Where: Library Partnership, 1130 NE 16th Ave.
Information: Call 352-334-0160.

Carressa Hutchinson, Library Partnership Resource Center manager, said the fair will provide an opportunity for job seekers to learn about local employment opportunities and meet employers who are hiring.

Hutchinson said job seekers should make sure to bring several copies of their resumes and dress appropriately. “First impressions are lasting impressions,” said Hutchinson. “We want people to come prepared.”

Companies attending the job fair will include the city of Gainesville (www.cityofgainesville.org), the Alachua County School Board (www.sbac.edu), FloridaWorks (www.floridaworksonline.com), Center for Independent Living (www.cilncf.org), and Remedy Staffing (www.remedystaff.com).

Angelica Suarez, family support facilitator at Library Partnership, said an important part of the job fair will be networking opportunities with employers and other job seekers.

Suarez provided the following tips for before, during and after the job fair. They are:

—Learn about the companies that will be at the job fair and look at their job vacancies.

—Develop questions to ask employers.

—Wear business casual attire, such as nice slacks and a collared shirt for men and nice slacks or a skirt and a blouse for women. Avoid wearing too much jewelry or clothing that is too short or revealing.

—Bring several copies of your resume and make sure to include your skills for the jobs that interest you.

—Greet the employer with a firm handshake, maintain eye contact throughout your conversation and show interest.

—Get additional information about the position that interests you and point out how your skills match what they are looking for.

—Follow up with a thank-you note.

“The main thing is to set yourself a part,” Suarez said. “You will be remembered if you leave a good impression.”

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