Job fair – invitation
September 25, 2014
Temple Gardens Mineral Spa, 24 Fairford St East
From 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Are you:
 Unemployed or underemployed
 Employed but looking to make a career or job change
 Looking for information for others such as children in high school
 Disabled and seeking career and educational opportunities
 Helping new Canadians find employment If you answered yes to one or more questions above, The Conseil de la Cooperation de la Saskatchewan (CCS), in partnership with Moose Jaw Multicultural Council is pleased to invite you to its Job Fair to be held on September 25, 2014 at Temple Gardens Mineral Spa, Moose Jaw, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. This initiative is funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada and organized by CCS. What to bring
 Your resumé – pen and notepad – Portfolio or clipboard to store the information and business cards you will pick up – Positive attitude! What to wear
 Arrive neatly dressed, and appear well groomed and professional at all times while at the event. Business casual dress is recommended.
 Wear minimal jewelry, avoid perfume/cologne, polish your shoes, and do not have gum or candy in your mouth. Remember the importance of fresh breath!
Come meet face-to-face, learn and network
Initiating contact
 Smile and introduce yourself when you approach an employer! A positive attitude is very important.
 Explain why you are interested in the company. If you are unfamiliar with the organization, ask about their operations and what opportunities may exist for someone of your background.
 Prepare a script for yourself to ensure professional introductions and conversation; however, do not read the script “verbatim” to each employer. Practice your dialogue beforehand with a friend.
 Maintain good eye contact and have a firm handshake.
 Ask about the next step in the recruitment process if a recruiter is willing to accept your resume at the event. Some employers will decline and refer you to the specific postings on the job postings board and website.
 Thank employers for their time before you leave. Additional tips
 Attend the event alone—you will be more focused on your job search and make a stronger impression with potential employers.
 Be friendly and warm, self-confident, and listen attentively.
 Stay long enough to have your questions answered and your interest recognized, but never monopolize an employer’s time. Ensure that you have left a positive impression.
 Be patient while the recruiter is speaking with another candidate.
 Show interest in the company, not just its promotional items.
 Focus on what you can bring to the organization, not what the organization can do for you.
 Network with other participants