NewsApril 18, 2012
VCC Career Fair: it's where the jobs are
VANCOUVER, B.C. -- Here's a jobs plan.
Career Fair at Vancouver Community College connects employers with qualified candidates face-to-face. Job seekers can chat with employers, submit resumés on-the-spot and learn to enhance online profiles.
“A single employer at a previous career fair hired 15 people,” says organizer Nancy Nesbitt, VCC’s associate director of alumni relations. “While a lot of employers want candidates to apply online, there is still evidence that one-on-one connections make a huge difference.”
Several diverse industries will be represented including health-care, security, hospitality, retail and business. There will also be workshops with Amuse Consulting Inc., where job seekers will learn about the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to social media and career opportunities.
Spokesman Marc Smith says, “Don’t let a weekend of fun with friends ruin your job prospects. Until now, what you said or did in private stayed there and had no impact on future career opportunities. In 2012, you need to learn how to use Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other sites to enhance your profile and land that dream position."
In 2011, more than 1,700 job searchers attended Career Fair, VCC's largest on-campus job exhibition for students, graduates and the public.
Download the program guide.
Marketing and communications officer
Vancouver Community College