JOB FAIR 2009

February 5th, 2009 by Adam

Job Fair 2009 is being held on Wednesday, February 18th, 1 to 6 p.m. at The Center of New Hampshire/Radisson Inn, in Manchester, NH. Plymouth State sponsors this fair along with the other 17 colleges that comprise the New Hampshire College and University Council (NHCUC). Each year all seventeen colleges join forces to bring you this major career event. The Job Fair brings you together with employers who are interested in hiring now or in the future.

Visit the NHCUC web site nhcuc.org to get a directory of employers attending this Job Fair 2009, research the employers in advance through their web sites listed in the directory, and find directions to the fair.

NEED A RIDE? Sign up for a free ride to and from the job fair by calling The Bagley Center (535-2336).

Frequently Asked Questions

WHY SHOULD YOU ATTEND THE JOB FAIR?
It is the least expensive and most time efficient way to meet and interview with a large number of employers. You are competing only with your peers, not the entire job market. In the past, this fair has a proven track record of hires for PSC students.

New this year at Job Fair 2009! NETWORK with Young Professionals reception from 5:30-7 p.m.
Young Professional Organization a conversation hub for young talent aged 20 to 40 to share ideas about building better places to live and job search. For a national-wide directory go to http://www.ypcommons.org/index.cfm/fuseaction/directory.main

  • Ask questions, make contacts
  • Find out about the life after graduation
  • Learn how recent graduates found their careers
  • Explore activities from Young Professionals Associations
  • Practice “Working the Room”
  • Try out your Self Introduction

WHAT IF YOU MISS CLASS ON FEBRUARY 18th?
The Job Fair 2009 is NOT an excused absence from class. Be sure to request your instructor’s permission well in advance. If an instructor requires verification that you attended the Job Fair, you can pick up a verification form from one of our staff members at the Job Fair.

HOW SHOULD YOU DRESS?

Neat, clean, absolutely professional. Dress as you would for a job interview.

WHAT TO BRING TO THE FAIR?

Bring a notebook to write down important information and bring copies of resumes to leave with interested employers. You must have a resume to get the most from the fair. Stop by The Bagley Center to have your resume critiqued. We’re open Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for drop-in advising—no appointment necessary.

WHO ARE THE EMPLOYERS ATTENDING?
“Why isn’t my major represented?” These are two of the most frequently asked questions about the reality of supply and demand. Simply put, employers seek workers, not majors and those employers with the heaviest demands for new staff will attend job fairs. If the large number of employers does not meet your need, it may be your first clue that your job search needs more attention.

WHAT IF YOU CAN’T MAKE IT TO THE JOB FAIR THAT DAY?
If you can’t make it to the Job Fair, write, e-mail, or call the employers listed in the directory on the NHCUC website and express your interest in their organization.

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