Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Kalamazoo Career Fair Returns on March 20

01/08/2013

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More than 110 area employers seeking to fill available positions are participating in the 2013 Kalamazoo Career Fair from 2 to 7 p.m. on March 20 at Kalamazoo Valley Community College’s Texas Township Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The Career Fair is meant to give student and community job seekers the opportunity to meet face-to-face with area employers.

A breakout session about jobs in the health care field will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. From 5 to 6 p.m., a breakout session will be offered about careers in manufacturing. Diane Finch, Director of Student Career and Employment Services at Kalamazoo Valley Community College, said she’s pleased to see that this year’s event is even larger than the 2012 Kalamazoo Career Fair and that local employers have been so willing to participate.

Job candidates who attend the Career Fair should bring copies of their resumes, dress for success and be prepared to meet with potential employers, Finch said. Finch recommends researching the companies that will be on hand at the career fair to learn about what they do and the types of positions they have to offer. Job seekers should create a list of target employers they intend to visit at the event. “Having done that research ahead of time will help them prepare to talk about how their skills and strengths could be useful to that company,” Finch said. She emphasized that it’s also important to dress for success.

A list of participating employers, video interviews with area employers, tips for job seekers and other details are also available on the Career Fair website at www.kalamazoocareerfair.com. For more information contact Diane Finch at 269-488-4603.