If you or someone you know is looking for a job, then it is well worth the effort to go to The Danbury Career Fair on Friday, September 19th at the Ethan Allen Hotel in Danbury, Connecticut from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This job fair is well-established and the co-sponsors are The Connecticut Department of Labor, the Danbury Chamber of Commerce, Townsquare Media and the city of Danbury.
Now is your chance to meet in-person company representatives that are hiring all over Connecticut for many different kinds of positions and skill-levels.
Here’s a partial list of some of the companies recruiting…
Sagarsoft Inc.: Database Administrator, Programmer, Software Engineers, Application Developer
Ability Beyond: Counselor, Mental Health Worker/Aide, Nurse-LPN, Human Services Workers, Employment Specialist
Stamford Fire Department: Entry level Firefighter
Belimo Americas: Assemblers, Material Handlers, HVAC Technical Support Representative, Shipping Group Leader, Manager-Product Management, Manager-Marketing Americas, District Sales Managers and Regional Application Consultants
United Technology Aerospace Systems: Technical
Adam Broderick Salon & Spa: Stylist, Colorists, estheticians, Massage Therapists, Nail and Spa Therapists, Hospitality Coordinator, Reservation Specialist, Makeup Artist, Salon Intern
Townsquare Media: i95 Kicks 105.5 and Sports Radio: Account Executive
There will be food services, hospitality, retail, security, sales, banking and insurance industry job opportunities to explore as well.
Nancy Steffens, Communications Director at the Connecticut Department of Labor advises job seekers to “practice their interview skills before attending a career fair, and always follow through with an employer.”
Top 3 job fair tips Nancy offers to job seekers:
1. Remember that time is limited when meeting with dozens of employers. Put your best foot forward by introducing yourself in a manner that is informative and professional, yet efficient. Practice the few introductory sentences you want to say that will make the employer remember you well after leaving the booth.
2. Make sure you have plenty of résumés. Also dress at least one level up from the job you hope to land, and show enthusiasm when talking about your interest in the company.
3. Don’t forget to follow-up. Get the employer’s card or contact information and send an email or note via regular mail to remind them of your skills, your interest in the company, and what you can bring to the position.
Take advantage also of these free professional services being offered by The Connecticut Department of Labor: Free LinkedIn Profile Critique & Free Resume Critique
Location Details: Ethan Allen Hotel, 21 Lake Avenue Extension, Danbury, Connecticut
Date: Friday, September 19th
Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the hotel’s ballroom
For a full list of participating companies attending, visit the Connecticut Job Fairs section on The Connecticut Department of Labor’s website and click on the blue Companies Attending button.
If you can’t make this job fair then visit the Connecticut Department of Labor’s website for a listing of upcoming career fairs in Connecticut.
Written by Alicia Sakal for Examiner.
Photo By WCSU, Peggy Stewart, Flickr.com