(March 1, 2019) Job seekers can get the necessary tips and tricks to navigate a job fair at two free seminars, hosted by Worcester Youth and Family Counseling Services.
The workshops will take place Tuesday, March 5, from 5-7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, March 13, from 2-4:30 p.m. Both will be held at Worcester Youth’s office on 124 N. Main St., Suite C, in downtown Berlin.
Attendees will have the opportunity to learn a myriad of skills, such as how to make a good first impression, as well as practice interviews and pitches.
Christine Felix, who runs Worcester Youth’s Career Assistance Program, which aims to help unemployed 16-24-year-olds, said the workshops are crucial for job seekers preparing for potential employment opportunities.
The workshops are open to all ages.
“You might be interviewed while you’re [at a job fair],” she said. “It’s not only interacting with potential employers, you might actually land a job while you’re there or meet an owner of a company, so wouldn’t you want to put on your best face?”
Felix said the workshops are a two-way street as employers can also reap the rewards.
“I think that they’ll be grateful for this opportunity to have potential employees that are prepared to work and have good attitudes,” Felix said. “I think that it’ll not only benefit the employees but the employers for retention purposes, and knowing what to do on the job and how to perform.”
The biggest thing Felix said she wants people to take away from this is the importance of practice.
“Well, [these tools are] not something that’s really taught in high school, unless you specifically sign up for it, so I think that these skills are important to practice before actually going into a job interview or to a job fair,” she said.
Workshop participants can use the skills they acquire at upcoming job fairs in Ocean Pines and Ocean City.
The Ocean Pines Job Fair will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 23, at the Ocean Pines Community Center on 235 Ocean Parkway.
The Ocean City Job Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center on 40th Street. Job seekers are encouraged to “dress for success,” as well as bring a resume or job application form.
To learn more about the Worcester Youth workshops or to register, call 410-641-4598 or visit www.gowoyo.org for more information.