Job fair offers job-seekers chance to sell themselves
About 1,650 people attended the Capital Area JobLink Spring Career Expo on Wednesday to meet with 50 companies that need workers.Posted — Updated
Job seekers began lining up at least an hour before the 9 a.m. start of the fair at the McKimmon Center at 1101 Gorman St.
“I was told I wouldn’t have a job as an educator in Wake schools,” teacher Lewan Mann said. She will be out of work at the end of June. “I need to take it upon myself to look and prepare myself.”
The event – sponsored by the Capital Area JobLink Career Center – attracted about twice the normal turnout for the fair, organizers said.
Competition is stiff, as almost everyone knows, and job-hunters were advised to bring several copies of an updated resume, dress professionally and be prepared to wait for a chance to speak with interviewers.
North Carolina State University, the state Division of Motor Vehicles, the Wake County Sheriff’s Office and others met with potential employees.
The National Guard also had a booth setup but saw little interest from job seekers. Representatives said they believe people are just too afraid of fighting in a war.
The Monster road show is coming to Raleigh on March 31, though there is no word yet on where it will be held.
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