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Monday, Jan. 17, 2022

Reverse Job Fair scheduled in June

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Tired of not getting results from the typical job fair? Spending all day in a busy room where it is difficult to stand out for both employers and job seekers?

The Reverse Job Fair takes the typical job fair format and “reverses” it. Job ready job seekers are placed at a booth that allows them to show off their knowledge, skills and abilities while employers get to walk around and speak to qualified candidates. There is a 100 percent satisfaction rate from both job seekers and employers, with comments like “great idea and concept” and “why would employers ever go to a typical job fair again?”

On Tuesday, June 9, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, along with Van Wert City Economic Development, and OhioMeansJobs-Van Wert, will be hosting the next Reverse Job Fair. This will be for job seekers and employers in the business and office professional, skilled labor, engineering, manufacturing and healthcare fields.

The Reverse Job Fair allows employers to spend anywhere from five minutes to the entire event talking to qualified candidates to ensure a good fit and arrange future conversations. This coordinated event matches employers with job seekers who have been pre-screened to the industry and skill level required.  Job seekers are prepared to market themselves by attending mandatory workshops and by having real-world interaction with local business professionals to show their dedication to finding a job. Employers can evaluate each job seeker and conduct on-the-spot interviews in rooms available for that purpose.

The Reverse Job Fair gives job seekers the opportunity to meet face-to-face with local hiring employers.  They will have a booth with space to showcase their knowledge, skills and abilities so that they can really sell themselves to each employer that walks by.

Event organizers will prepare job seekers to market themselves through mandatory resume, portfolio and interviewing workshops, as well as real-world interaction with local businesses prior to the event.

For questions or for more information, email ReverseJobFair@jfs.ohio.gov. There is no charge for the event, but registration is required for both job seekers and employers. Register at: www.tinyurl.com/VanWertOhio.

POSTED: 05/07/15 at 7:11 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News