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STLCC-Meramec Hosts Spring Career Fair

February 19, 2015

Career Fair  

Career and Employment Services at St. Louis Community College-Meramec will host a Spring Career Fair from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in the gymnasium on campus, 11333 Big Bend Road.

Ninety employers will be on campus looking to fill full- and part-time positions, as well as offer internship opportunities. Job seekers should arrive between 9:30 a.m. and noon to ensure recruiters will be available. Average attendance at previous career fairs has been more than 300 job seekers.

Those attending are encouraged to prepare for the event. Recommendations include:

  • Request a list of employers recruiting at the career fair and begin researching positions they are seeking. Conducting the proper research allows participants the opportunity to tailor resumes to fit the employer’s needs. Having a list prior to attending the career fair will ensure that you are able to plan which tables to visit.
  • Come prepared to distribute resumes by bringing at least 30 copies. Some employers will not accept hard copy resumes and will direct potential employees to apply online. This is to comply with federal regulations of how employers keep data on applicants. Participants should come prepared to speak directly with employers.
  • Develop a 20-30 second spiel about yourself.
  • Dress to impress. Be confident in your appearance. Wear professional clothing such as collared shirts, a tie, slacks and jacket for men. Ladies should wear a suit, skirt, blouse or slacks.
  • When approaching recruiters, be respectful of their space and maintain confident nonverbal communication. This includes making frequent eye contact, having a friendly demeanor and a firm handshake.
  • Be organized. Bring a portfolio, notepad and pen.
  • Prepare three to four questions to ask employers.

Additional tips include asking for a business card from employers and sending a “thank you” note within 24 hours if you received any special information.

Career and Employment Services will have an online application station so attendees can apply for positions the day of the fair, and tables will be available for attendees to complete hard copy applications.

For more information, call 314-984-7611 or email CES@stlcc.edu.