AustinUP 50+ in ATX Job Resources Fair (May 2019)

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Travis County Community Center

8656 W. Highway 71

Oak Hill, TX 78735

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The Austin area has the nation’s fastest-growing population of people between 55 and 64, and the second fastest-growing population of people 65 and over. And many of these newcomers are looking for work.

AustinUP, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is hosting a series of free events in 2019 that will focus on job opportunities and resources for those who are 50+. Information about our May 10 event:



AustinUP 50+ in ATX Job Resources Fair
Friday, May 10, 2019
10 a.m. - 12 Noon
Travis County Community Center

8656 W. Highway 71
Oak Hill, Texas 78735
Cost: Admission is FREE, but please RSVP via this Eventbrite form.

Exhibitors and speakers will be on hand to share information with job seekers. Presentation schedule:

10:05 a.m. “So…What Do You Do?” Many job seekers are unfocused about what they want. Entry-level job seekers say they can do “anything” while experienced job seekers say they can do “everything.” Lack of focus presents one of the single biggest obstacles to finding employment. In this presentation, we will help you focus your job search by defining “what do you do.” It will be taught by Myles Wallace from Peak Performers, a nonprofit staffing firm. Myles views his work as "changing the world one job at a time."

10:45 a.m. "Career Transitions" Have you found yourself in a place where the job you know best is no longer the job you want or can find? Are you trying to change career paths, but find yourself stuck? Let's talk strategy! Find out how to use networking to expand your possibilities, identify resources in Austin to boost your skill set, and the best way to market yourself when switching career tracks. Presented by Katie McClendon, Supervisory Coach, Strategies for the Job Seeking Community, Austin Community College.

11:25 a.m. "The Interview Puzzle - How to Take Control of Your Interview" will be led by employment consultant Chip Sampson. For many, the interview is a challenging experience. Did you do well? Do they like you? Did you answer all of their questions? Were you the strongest candidate? If you have ever walked away from an interview feeling like you "nailed it" but still didn't get the job, it's confusing. The Interview Puzzle will help you to better understand the dynamics of an interview. You will learn how to prepare and look for opportunities to take control of the interview so that you have the desired outcome, a job offer.


AustinUP's job-related events will be held in different locations to attract potential employees across the Austin area, and help them connect with employers located in or close to their neighborhoods. By hosting these events, AustinUP is working to inform older adults about job openings, new job search techniques and available resources. We also hope to enlighten business leaders about the value of older adults in the workplace and the benefits of a multigenerational workforce.


Thank you, sponsors!

AARP Texas
Peak Performers
ReServe
Coming of Age
Seniorific News
Senior Resource Guide
Workforce Solutions Capital Area


Testimonials

"I just want to commend you for organizing such a great event. It is encouraging to see that an organization like yours is helping middle-agers and up to feel supported while in search of job opportunities in today’s complex workplace. Thanks again to remind us that we are not alone in reshaping our lives once more." CQ, South Austin

“The AustinUp Job Fair helps us find wonderful employees and allows the job seekers an opportunity to explore new career paths.” Emmie Knox and Louis LeSassier, Owners

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Travis County Community Center

8656 W. Highway 71

Oak Hill, TX 78735

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