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The 2018 job fair: who will be there, what they want, and how to get hired

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Six Flags employers wait for students to approach their booth during the 2017 job fair. Six Flags is one of the returning buissnesses looking to hire students at this year's job fair.

Six Flags employers wait for students to approach their booth during the 2017 job fair. Six Flags is one of the returning buissnesses looking to hire students at this year's job fair.

Photo used with permission of Jeanette Greco

Photo used with permission of Jeanette Greco

Six Flags employers wait for students to approach their booth during the 2017 job fair. Six Flags is one of the returning buissnesses looking to hire students at this year's job fair.

Madeleine Lawler, Bear Facts Contributor

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The fourth annual job fair will be held this Friday, February 23 to give students the opportunity to get a job without even leaving school.

31 local business are coming to school to hire students of all grade levels from 8am-2:30pm. The event will be held in the library, and students will be able to stop by during periods 1-8 to tour jobs and possibly be hired on spot.

“We try to choose employers that are employing a lot of students, places that will give a large number of opportunities,” Jeanette Greco, Career Mentor, said. “They’re all looking to hire, so they’re going to use this as an opportunity to speak to the student, like a pre interview.”

In order to get the job you’re looking for, Greco suggests coming prepared for a pre-interview. Different businesses will be stationed around the library and students will be able to visit the tables they want, with employers possibly making their decisions on who to hire at the event itself.

“Come prepared by being able to answer questions, look at people when you’re talking and speak directly,” Greco said. “Take it seriously, because the employers are.”

Sheila Jennings, Employer for Goodwill, said at the 2016 job fair that she was looking for students to take the event seriously as well.

“We’re looking for people who are energetic and eager,” said Jennings. “If you have a smile coming up to our booth, that is something that really stands out to us.”

Besides standing out, the job fair also has benefits that reach beyond just getting a job, according to Greco.

“Not to mention the extra cash in your pocket, it also does teach you responsibility and how to deal with people situations, to get you out of your norm,” said Greco. “[It] gives you experience for the future and teaches you a lot of life experiences, so please come.”   

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