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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 8, 2011
Bi-Annual Job & Career Fair to Provide Employment Opportunities
Providing local job seekers with employment opportunities in an array of industries and career fields, this month College of the Canyons and The Signal newspaper will present their bi-annual Job & Career Fair, being held in connection with the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce SCV Community Expo.
The Fall 2011 Job & Career Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Santa Clarita Activities Center, located at 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway in Santa Clarita.
The event is free and open to the public, and will feature a variety of employers. In addition to entry, middle and upper level employment opportunities, job fair organizers will also have information about paid internship opportunities.
As always, Job Fair attendees are encouraged to: research the companies that will be in attendance (list available at Career Services website); “dress for success” in order to make a good first impression with potential employers; and bring plenty of resumes to leave with job recruiters.
“Our goal for this job fair is to bring employers and job seekers together, to exchange information regarding what opportunities are available, and how to best apply for them,” said Anthony Michaelides, director of Career Services at the college. “It is the job seeker’s responsibility to be prepared with questions and to have done their research on the companies in attendance. They will have one chance to make a good first impression in person, something that cannot be done online.”
As an additional service offered to all attendees, event organizers have scheduled a trio of 50-minute workshops containing a variety of tips, techniques and information for job seekers to utilize on their path to employment.
Workshop topics will include “Paint Your Career Green: Find a Green Job Without Starting Over,” at 10:30 a.m., presented by career consultant and author Michele Lobl; and “Use LinkedIn Effectively for Networking and Job Search,” presented by career specialist and social media consultant Stuart Fried, at 11:30 a.m.
At 12:30 p.m. human resources consultant Tom Royston, CEO of Blue Cube Group, will present a resume and cover letter workshop designed to help attendees create, or strengthen, their resumes.
The college’s Career Center will also be hosting a workshop on “How to Prepare for the Job Fair” from noon to 1 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, in the Student Center, Room PDR-3, located on the college’s Valencia campus.
For more information about the upcoming Fall 2011 Job & Career Fair or to view a list of participating employers please visit www.canyons.edu/CareerCenter or call (661) 362-3286.