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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 12, 2014
College of the Canyons to Host Job & Career Fair Oct. 15
The College of the Canyons Job & Career Center, in partnership with The Signal and KHTS AM 1220, will host its annual fall Job & Career Fair to provide job seekers with employment opportunities in various industries and career fields.
The Job & Career Fair is scheduled 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the East P.E. gymnasium, located on the college’s Valencia campus.
The fair, which is free and open to the public, will feature a variety of employers seeking to fill entry-, middle- and upper-level job opportunities, as well as several free workshops.
Once again, the fair’s successful “virtual corner,” sponsored by KHTS, will allow job seekers to apply for positions with companies unable to attend this year’s event.
“Job fairs are still a great way to search for employment opportunities,” said Anthony Michaelides, director of job and career services at the college. “Where else can you meet with more than 50 employers, all in one place and at the same time? You must have an agenda, including questions to engage the employer, a strategy to visit every booth and a professional script to introduce yourself. Common mistakes include skipping companies, racing through too fast, and attending unprepared.
“Because many companies will direct job seekers to apply to jobs online, job fair attendees are encouraged to visit the websites of companies who will be present at the fair and apply to jobs before the day of the event,” added Michaelides.
In the week leading up to the job fair, the College of the Canyons Job & Career Center will host a pair of Resume Rallies during which students and community members can have their resumes critiqued or create new resumes before the Job & Career Fair.
Resume Rallies are scheduled:
- 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, Valencia Campus (Student Center staff dining room).
- 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, Canyon Country Campus (Quad 1, Bldg. B).
Both events are free to all students and community members and no appointments needed so you can drop in anytime during the event.
For the Resume Rallies, an attendee without a student parking pass should be prepared to purchase a one-day pass for $3, or print out a Resume Rally flyer from the college’s Career Services website and place it on their vehicle's dashboard the day of the event.