Monday, January 13, 2014

Career fair coming in February

First impressions are extremely important when it comes to landing a new job. Career fairs can present good opportunities to add personality to your resume submission.

A prime chance for community members and college students to get a feel for what’s available locally comes Feb. 20 at the Springfield Collegiate Career Fair. The event is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Recreation and Athletic Center at the University of Illinois Springfield.

Career fair organizer Elaine Thomas, employer development and informatics liaison at UIS, said the annual event always draws dozens of businesses looking to hire.

The fair caters to a variety of job seekers. Recruiters at the event will be looking for both students and non-students for part-time, full-time and volunteer/internship work.

“We are really just wanting anybody who is looking for a job, internship or potential volunteer opportunities,” Thomas said. “Even if it’s someone looking for a new opportunity who’s been recently laid off. The underemployed is, of course, always a concern for us.”

The fair was featured by The State Journal-Register on January 12, 2014.

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