Have your resume up-to-date and be ready for on-the-spot interviews when the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council hosts its fifth annual Career Fair March 7 and 8.
New this year, the community event extends over two days, providing job seekers easier access to both the speakers and employers and agencies on-site, says Robyn Samuel, Case Manager, Nuu-chah-nulth Employment & Training.
Often, Samuel hears from excited attendees a day or two after the fair that they landed the job. Other times the call comes from employers who filled all their positions.
It’s success that comes when you put talented job seekers in the room with employers ready to hire.
Day 1: Workshops to get you work ready
The Career Fair, welcoming everyone in the community, opens with workshops at the Alberni District Secondary School Theatre, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 7.
Remarks and the keynote discussion with Cynthia Dick, Chief Councillor of the Tseshaht First Nation, and Judith Sayers, President of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, will open the fair at 9 a.m., followed by a series of workshops exploring a wide variety of work readiness topics.
Admission is free and while participants can attend all the workshops, or come and go, they are able to register at both venues or can come to NETP to register in advance, Samuel says.
Among the topics covered are:
- 9 a.m. – Opening remarks
- 10 a.m. – Resumé must haves!
- 10:45 a.m. – Who are my references?
- 11:30 a.m. – Why volunteer?
- 12:30 p.m. – How to prepare for interviews
- 1:45 p.m. – What is wage subsidy?
- 2:15 p.m. – Transitioning: Education to Work
Day 2: Bring your resumé!
Day 2 of the Career Fair comes to the Alberni Athletic Hall, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 8.
- More than 40 employers, post-secondary institutions and community agencies will be on site. Employers range from those looking for seasonal staff for the summer season to those filling full-time permanent positions – visit with the Association of BC Forest Professionals, RCMP, Coast Guard, Industry Training Authority, and many others.
- Learn more about hiring incentives and supports you can access
- Bring your resumé and be ready to fill out applications!
All ages are welcome, from students starting out to mature employees looking to transition to a new career, Samuel says, noting she’s expecting between 450 and 600 people through the doors.
“Come and be prepared to learn, mingle and meet – we encourage everyone to be ready to interview on the spot!”
To register, come see the NETP staff at each venue, where forms will be ready on hand.