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Get Ready for Oct. 27 Job Fair at AACC

Oct. 12, 2011
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      Keen to get an employer callback after attending the Anne Arundel Community College fall job fair on Thursday, Oct. 27, on the Arnold campus?

      Consider additional pre-event preparation to stand out at this noon-4 p.m. event, which typically attracts more than 1,500 job seekers and to date has 68 employers signed up for booths. These employers are seeking applicants for positions from entry-level to supervisory at the fair in the David S. Jenkins Gymnasium and some will conduct initial interviews on site at the booth.

      To help job seekers do their best at the interviews, AACC and the CONNECT! Coalition teamed up to offer a series of free Job Market Boot Camp workshops. The coalition is a joint project of the Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber Foundation and the Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation. Sign up for the workshops at www.collegecentral.com/aacc.

      The upcoming sessions on the Arnold campus are:

  • Oct. 17 – noon-1 p.m. “Social Media: Use it to Get the Job” presented by Shahrzad Arasteh, member of the CONNECT! Coalition, learn what factors determine how you are perceived online, discuss social networking and what to avoid when posting online; Cade Center for Fine Arts Room 219;
  • Oct. 18 – 1:15-2:15 p.m. “Using Connections to Your Benefit in Your Job Search” presented by Marcia Hall, member of the CONNECT! Coalition, determine where to find connections, explain what you are seeking in a job and ways to follow through to build trust; Center for Applied Learning and Technology Room 107;
  • Oct. 19 – 11 a.m.-noon “Intergenerational/Cultural Relationships in the Workplace” presented by DeAnna Thomas, AACC Human Resources, get tips on how to interact with and show respect for others in the workplace because each generation and culture has different perceptions of leadership, values, attitudes, behaviors and work styles; Careers Center Building Room 150;
  • Oct. 20 – 1-2 p.m. “Know Before You Go: Preparing for the Job Market” presented by Yasmin Anderson-Smith, member of the CONNECT! Coalition, find out how to maximize your impression on employers and recruiters, to project self-confidence and stand out in this competitive job market; Florestano Building Room 101;
  • Oct. 27 -- 10:30-11:30 a.m. “The Job Fair: The Spotlight is on YOU” presented by Wanda Parker-Smith of AACC, get noticed at the job fair by being prepared, learn what not to do at the fair and how to best take advantage of this event, Pascal Center for Performing Arts.

      In addition, AACC is offering free afternoon, evening and weekend Pathways to Success Workshops on the Arnold campus, at the Glen Burnie Town Center and AACC at Arundel Mills to help job seekers. Choose from “Resume Magic” on Oct. 20 or Nov. 7; “Resume 911” on Oct. 22, Nov. 4 or Nov. 19; “Ace Your Job Interview” on Nov. 21; and “Resumes for Federal Jobs: Delivering Attention-Getting Narrative Statements” on Nov. 10 or Nov. 19.

      Sign up at www.collegecentral.com/aacc. Find a complete list of AACC workshops with times and locations at www.aacc.edu/careers/file/Pathways.pdf, go to page 5.

      “These free workshops are a great opportunity for job seekers to prepare themselves so they can make the best possible impression during job interviews and compete in this tight market,” said Veronica Boreland, AACC employment services specialist. She urges job seekers to polish their resumes, make lots of copies to hand out at the event and update their portfolio to show employers.

      For a list of employers planning to attend the job fair and the open positions they are seeking to fill, visit www.collegecentral.com/aaccfall. For job fair or workshop information call 410-777-2770 or 410-777-2512 or e-mail ctrc@aacc.edu.

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