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Ivana Pelisek | Interrobang | News | March 23rd, 2009



Graduating, or just trying to find a job in the unstable economy?

On Tuesday, March 24 the Middlesex Job Fair is taking place at the Gemini Sportsplex in Strathroy.

The fair will showcase employers in and around London who are seeking full and part-time, seasonal and or volunteer workers.

Event begins at 9 am to 12 pm and is free to the general public.

According to Anna Szczuka, Resource Centre and Administration Support at Youth Opportunities Unlimited, there are many things that people can expect when they arrive at the job fair.

We will provide resources on where (people) can job search. We will illustrate how to present yourself, who you should speak to and also whom you should ask for, said Szczuka, on tips when applying for the ideal job.

According to the Next Wave Youth Centre in Strathroy, the Middlesex Job Fair provides great opportunity for workers who seek employment with local employers, people who want to learn and for individuals seeking employment in apprenticeships.

Two workshops will operate the morning of the fair for all attendees to take full advantage.

One workshop will showcase an apprenticeship video that Szczuka said would be beneficial for everyone to come out and view.

Jim Walters from the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities will conduct the apprenticeship workshop where he plans on discussing the apprenticeship program and the various in-demand trades available for the year ahead for potential seekers.

Also present will be instruction on proper resume writing and proper interview etiquette.

According to Szczuka, first impressions are everything. Especially when meeting with an employer for the first time. Job seekers are advised to come dressed provided they may receive an on-the-spot-interview with a prospective employer of their choosing.

“Remain optimistic that you will have an interview,” Szczuka said, for job seekers attending the Fair.

Szczuka is optimistic this year's turn out of potential job seekers will surpass last year's total of approximately 300 hopefuls.

If a job is not available to you at this very moment, that does not mean it will not be available to you in the near future, added Szczuka.

For individuals unable to attend the Job Fair on Tuesday, March 24, they are advised to visit www.jobbank.gc.ca for up-to-date job openings offered across Canada.
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