Employers: The Health and Social Services Job Fair is open to organizations with current job opportunities for students, graduates or experienced candidates with health or social services skills or experience. Speak with Lakeland students, alumni and community candidates at this event for your full or part-time job openings. Opportunities can be clinical or non-clinical positions or they can be career-track or appropriate for students seeking a job to coincide with their career goal and class schedule. There is a $25 registration fee and a limited number of spaces for this job fair. So submit an application as soon as possible! For more information, review the details on the application, contact the Lakeland Career Services Center at 440-525-7222, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students, Alumni, and Community Members (free and open to the public): Meet recruiters from local companies and organizations with current health and social service job opportunities. This is a great way to present your qualifications to up to 28 employers in one day! Find full-time and part-time job opportunities related to your health or social services career goals. Experts from Lakeland's Career Services Center recommend that you:
Research the companies online to demonstrate your knowledge about them
Dress appropriately to make the best first impression
Bring copies of your resume for the attending recruiters
Click here for many other hints on how to succeed at a job fair.
16th Annual Health & Social Services Job Fair
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lakeland's Health Building, Main Campus
Preview the list of employers and the positions for which they are recruiting. Research the companies so you can make insightful comments to the recruiter about how you and your skills can fit their company and position(s).
Speak clearly, make good eye contact, smile and use a firm handshake.
Tell the employer how you are qualified for the job.
Give them examples of your related skills, experience and accomplishments.
Ask intelligent questions such as, "What characteristics or qualifications best describe people who are successful in this position?" "What is a typical day like for someone in this position?"
Don't assume that you don't need to make your best or a professional impression just because a job opportunity is part-time or not a long term career-related position in your mind.
Thank the employer for his or her time and information. Ask fort he recruiter's business card so that you can follow up.
Hints for Employers
Eye-catching table displays and your enthusiasm grab the attention of candidates!
Bring a tablecloth or a customized 6' table cover.
Set up tabletop displays or signs with LARGE PRINT with your company name and the nature of your business, services or products.
Make your table more interesting with visuals, samples of your products, technology displays, etc. Be creative!
Post the position titles for which you're recruiting.
Give away free items or candy that will draw people to you.
Stand in front of your table and make contact with passers-by. A friendly "hello" might engage a somewhat shy but qualified candidate. Understand that many of the passers-by are just passing through the busy area, but they could still be your next successful hire!
Staff your job fair table with alumni from Lakeland who can relate to Lakeland Community College students.
Come early and stay until the end of the 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. event.
NOTE: Company participants are not permitted to solicit candidates to buy products and/or services.