Job Fair: "Experience Counts" - The 45-plus Jobseeker Event!

October 15, 2016 | Charlene

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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

Room:     Auditorium

For further information on job search and advocacy groups for older workers, visit these useful websites:

2016 winners of the Top Employers for Canadians Over 40 competition


Funding Assistance for Older Workers

Employment Links for Mature Workers- Toronto Public Library

Second Career Ontario


For resources on resume writing and interview tips, consider checking out these items:

What color is your parachute? 2017 edition : a practical manual for job-hunters and career-changers     Rip the resume : job search & interview power prep     101 great answers to the toughest interview questions    Use social media to find your dream job! : how to use LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook, Twitter and other social media in your job