Saturday, July 5, 2014

Summer 2014 Job Fairs: Morrow, Georgia

by A.L. Woods, Staff Writer

If you're in the job market right now, good news may be just around the corner. Many employers are gearing up for an increase in summer sales by adding additional staff. Regardless of whether the employment offers are permanent or short-term, the extra dollars that a new job will bring into your household can make a lot of difference. If you're local to Morrow, Georgia, there are three summer 2014 job fairs that may open up new doors of opportunity for you.
 
Thursday, June 5, 2014
 
2014 Black Greek & HBCU Diversity Career Expo and AGP Seminar Series
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Marriott Marquis; 265 Peachtree Center Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303
Cost: Free.
Additional information/registration: REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Career Fair Registration. Bring your resume.
 
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
 
Atlanta Job Fair
Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Hotel Capitol Park; 450 Capitol Avenue, SE, Atlanta, GA 30312
Cost: Free.
Additional info/registration: Atlanta Job Fair Registration. Bring your resume. Meet hiring managers face to face.
 
Thursday, August 28, 2014
 
Job Fair of Atlanta
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Embassy Suites Hotel Atlanta Galleria; 2815 Akers Mill Road, SE, Atlanta, GA 30339
Cost: Free.
Additional info/registration: Job Fair of Atlanta Registration. Bring your resume.
 
 
TIPS  
  • Arrive early. Get to the venue early so that you can be among the first in line and can scout out which employers are present and where they are situated. 
  • Attitude is everything. Come expecting to get positive results and let that attitude shine through.
  • Dress to impress. Dress in the same manner that you would dress for the position that you're seeking.
  • Take special care to craft your resume. Make sure that everything is up to date and that it is free from spelling and grammatical errors.
  • Have references on hand. Have a list of references with up-to-date contact info ready and available.
  • Exude confidence. Make sure that you speak confidently of your qualifications, make direct eye contact, and give a firm handshake after speaking with the recruiter.
  • Get the recruiter's business card. Follow up in three to five business days with a thank-you note and a short reminder of your qualifications and interest.
 
Mark your calendar and start preparing now to attend one of these events. It's never too early and you can never be too prepared.

Good luck in your job search. I'm rooting for you!

Sources:
Personal experience

*Photo: bpsusf via Flickr

[Originally published on Yahoo! Voices on 05/22/2014.]