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Are you looking for a job? Do you want to network with local companies to plan your next career move? Are you on a mission to learn about local industries and find out where you might be a good fit? Join us for the 2019 GET HIRED: Employment Fair on Oct. 3 at the St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus!

Events like this are also a great way to strengthen your interviewing and networking skills. Many of the companies attending the job fair plan to hire on the spot, so come dressed to impress and bring copies of your résumé.

The job fair is open to current students, alumni, and the public and will take place from 12:00–3:00 p.m. on October 3 in the lobby of the SS building.

Participating employers include:

  • Gulf Coast Jewish Family & Community Services
  • Cousins Logistics
  • Childcare Careers
  • Operation Par
  • Boley Centers
  • Chick-fil-A St. Pete Beach
  • City Year
  • Wells Fargo
  • Pinellas County Government
  • HEI Resorts
  • KnowBe4
  • Bankers Life – Bankers Life
  • Sunrise Community, Inc of SW Florida
  • Publix Supermarkets
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • R’Club Child Care, Inc.
  • Tampa Bay Times
  • Career Source Veterans
  • BNSF Logistics
  • TUBPro
  • One Main Financial

And more!

Need help preparing for this hiring event? Career Services at the St.Petersburg/Gibbs Campus can help you in a variety of ways:

Résumé + Linkedin 101 Workshop

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 12:30–2:00 p.m.
St. Petersburg College, St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus, Room SA 135

Stop by to start, update, or perfect your résumé so you’re ready for any employment opportunities you may find at the GET HIRED: Employment Fair. We will also touch on how to use LinkedIn to build your professional network, but the majority of the time will be spent on résumés.

Remember, writing résumés has the added benefit of preparing you to talk about yourself. Many people struggle to speak about their skills in a clear, confident way when interacting with hiring managers. Part of creating a
résumé is figuring out the best way to word things, so when you’re put on the spot at a hiring event, you already have the sentence in mind to explain your:

  • Customer service skills
  • Experience in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to interact with a multigenerational group of customers

It’s more than just a résumé. It’s a brainstorming session that prepares you to speak confidently and articulately about your strengths and abilities.

Dress Your Best

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 | 11:00-6:00 p.m. (drop in!)
St. Petersburg/Gibbs Campus, SA Hub/Women on the Way

Does your professional wardrobe need a refresher? The Student Government Association, Women on the Way, and Career Services have you covered. Come by to update your wardrobe, accessories, shoes, etc. for our GET HIRED: Employment Fair the next day. We have women’s clothing as well as a selection of men’s clothes. Whether you’re looking for business casual, business professional, or just need a second opinion on the outfit you plan to wear, we’re here for you. Light refreshments will be provided.

A representative from Career Services will also be present all day, so if you have any last-minute questions at all about this hiring event, don’t hesitate to come by. We are happy to help you make a few final tweaks on your résumé, talk about how to approach employers, help you learn a little about the employers that will be present, or anything else. Just stop by!

Want a one-on-one appointment? Do you need some one-on-one help getting ready for this event? Please don’t hesitate to email Leah Deranian or stop by SA 137 to set up an appointment.

Do you attend another St. Petersburg College campus? Check the college-wide calendar and attend one of the many Career Services workshops we offer at all of our campuses and centers.

Questions? Email Leah Deranian at deranian.leah@spcollege.edu.

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