Job Fair: "Experience Counts" - The 45-plus Jobseeker Event!
Toronto Employment & Social Services (TESS) is hosting a job fair on October 19th, 2016 at North York Central Library. If you're 45 or older, this event should be on your to-do list. You will learn about the various job search resources available to you including community services and supports.
The event begins at 1 pm and ends at 4 pm, so come prepared with resume in hand to network with employers and exhibitors. The day will include guest speakers and presentations from a few organizations including Toronto Public Library, and an opportunity to talk to these companies.
Job seekers of all ages should consider a few pointers to ensure they're making the most of these job fairs. Market your skills and abilities to show prospective employers how these skills and your experience can be an asset to them. And if older workers lack some of these skills, then additional education and training is one option. Because we all know that staying up-to-date with today's technology, understanding current business culture and practices and showcasing your knowledge and expertise are what employers are looking for.
Don't forget to age-proof your resume by targeting it to the job you are applying for and highlighting your current skills. Take the opportunity to also hone your interviewing technique and job strategies. And finally, dress for success for not only job interviews but for any upcoming job fairs.
Here are the details to the upcoming job fair:
When: Wednesday, October 19th, 2016
Where: North York Central Library, 5120 Yonge Street, Toronto ON
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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