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Northwest Georgia Shorter College Job/Career Fair

Thursday, September 24, 2009 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (EDT)

Northwest Georgia Shorter College Job/Career Fair

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 It's been said that faith is like taking that first step even when you can't see the entire staircase. And in these troubled economic times, especially if you've been the victim of a job layoff, it's hard to keep that feeling of faith and believe that something better could be waiting for you just around the corner...




Just like the video clip illustrates, part of the battle is just believing - fully expecting a miracle. As a local community-minded institution of higher learning, Shorter College wants to provide job-seekers in Northwest Georgia with an opportunity to prepare their fields and have a chance to reach their full potential. Whether you've been laid off and are in search of a job, or just looking to change career paths, opportunities to grow will abound at the Northwest Georgia Shorter College Career/Job Fair.

Come Expecting.

Preparing the Fields in Northwest Georgia

September 24, 2009


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2 Government Plaza
Rome, 30161

Thursday, September 24, 2009 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (EDT)

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2009-07-22 08:19:17


How to Work a Job Fair Instructions


        1.   Step 1

    First of all, make sure you have a polished resume, are in interview dress, and feel confident!



    1. Step 2

    At the fair, get a floor plan of the employer booths. This will help you map out where to go for the companies you've chosen beforehand.


    1. Step 3

    There are two ways to approach talking to companies at career fairs. Either go straight to your top priority companies or think about practicing and warming up on companies that are lower down on your list.

    If you feel nervous, don't worry about going to your top company first.


    1. Step 4

    Try to gauge the lines and see how long the wait (if any) to talk to a representative. Try to come during a time when you can have undivided attention.


    1. Step 5

    When approaching a booth, don't grab the freebies from the company. Be focused on talking to a company representative.


    1. Step 6

    Talk to the employer representatives! Ask what position they are, tell them your interests. etc.


    1. Step 7

    Try to make eye contact.


    1. Step 8

    Be genuine. Try to be enthusiastic and interested. Ask questions that show you know the employer, have thought about positions with them, and reflect what is important to you, and also your skills as an employee.


    1. Step 9

    If they don't ask, give them a copy of your resume for the company to review.


    1. Step 10

    Try to get contact information for employers and companies that are interesting to you. Sometimes there are repeat representatives at career fairs in the future, so building a professional relationship might be helpful in the future. 






    2009-08-26 07:51:59
    "Leap tall buildings in a single bound"

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    Unemployment often means more than losing your job. You may experience emotional and financial stress as a result of it. Worse, unemployment may influence relationships with family and friends. The longer unemployment lasts, the greater the stress may become.


      Losing a job is like any other loss. You may feel responsible even though the closing, layoff, or separation was not your fault.


      You may have to live on a reduced income for a while. Decide, with your family, what adjustments need to be made.


      Regular sleep, meals and exercise are very important.


      Discuss the situation. You don't have to carry the burden alone. Your family and friends are your support system.


      Organize your day around the work of finding a job, but set limits. Evenings and weekends should be for relaxation and recreation.


      Looking for a job is a full-time job and the most important thing you can do right now. You are most attractive to other employers when you are first laid off.

    The best way to cope with unemployment is to succeed in finding another job as quickly as possible.

    • assumes that no one else can find a job for him because no one else can know exactly what he needs, wants, or likes. No one else knows exactly what he can do.
    • realizes that outcome depends on input and is willing to conduct a full-time (35 hours a week) job search to produce job opportunities quickly.
    • understands that to sell himself, he must know his product and convince others of his value. He knows what he can do, where he is needed, and exactly what he wants.
    • knows that there are many routes to the same destination and develops a personal road map. He is prepared for detours...and shortcuts.
    • exercises good judgement in every job hunting situation. He believes any time, whether perceived as good or bad, is an opportunity on which to capitalize.
    • avoids paralyzing "what ifs." He keeps his eye on his goals and sees setbacks as temporary. Most important, he keeps moving forward.
    • believes in himself and doesn't see employment turndowns as personal rejections.
    • deals with reality. His choices and expectations reflect the economic conditions and job market in which he operates.
    • involves his family and friends. He allows others to help him/her by considering job leads and accepting encouragement from others.
    • maintains a good sense of humor.
    It's important to begin your job search on the right developing A POSITIVE ATTITUDE!

    Helpful Hints
    Take time PREPARE
    Give time EVERYDAY
    Show Initiative VISIT EMPLOYERS
    Persevere CALL THEM BACK
    Look good YOU'LL FEEL BETTER

    Additional Resources Links: NOTE: Alternate formats of this document available by contacting your local GDOL Career Center.

    "Your attitude is your most priceless possession."

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    Some information in this book is based on concepts or materials developed by JIST Works, Inc., Indianapolis, IN. They have been used with permission but are protected by copyright law and cannot be reproduced without permission.

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