Get Ready for Goodwill Career Fairs Near You and Online in May 2014

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Move your career to the next level and find your next job at a Goodwill® Career Fair. These free events provide ways to explore jobs, get to know employers and apply for open positions.

Goodwills in communities across the United States and Canada are hosting in-person career fairs and hiring events timed to coincide with Goodwill Industries Week, May 4-10, an annual celebration of the power of work to help people reach their full potential. Last year, these career fairs drew more than 12,000 job seekers and hundreds of participating employers. View the locations, dates and times below.

Extend your job search even more at Goodwill Industries International’s third annual Virtual Career Fair, May 5-7. Thousands of job seekers have participated in Goodwill’s virtual career fairs and connected with jobs at major employers across the United States and Canada.

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Find an In-Person Career Fair

Many Goodwill agencies also host in-person career fairs during Goodwill Industries Week. Click on the map below to discover opportunities happening in your area.

 

Job Search Workshops

 

Goodwill is pleased to announce that Accenture, with its Skills to Succeed corporate citizenship focus, will present three value-packed workshops during the Virtual Career Fair to provide job seekers with quick tips from experts. Attendees will build knowledge and confidence for their job search.

These sessions are limited to the first 100 participants on a first-come, first-served basis.

Monday, May 5, 1–1:20 p.m. ET,
POLISHING YOUR RESUME

Tuesday, May 6, 11–11:20 a.m. ET,
KEEPING CALM AND CONFIDENT IN INTERVIEWS

Wednesday, May 7, 3–3:20 p.m. ET,
SOCIAL MEDIA, NETWORKING AND WORK—WHAT ARE THE RULES?

 

How Does A Virtual Career Fair Work?

 

Click here to register and build a profile.

Virtual career fairs are a great way for you to explore prospective companies, introduce yourself to them and review descriptions for their open positions—all from the convenience of your own computer. You don’t need to worry about transportation or childcare, and you’ll get access to employers who want to meet you!When Goodwill hosts a career fair, we make sure that participating employers are hiring for jobs now. Goodwill organizations across the United States and Canada offer a variety of training-related career fairs, as well as small, intimate hiring events for employers. Some host larger public career fairs in partnership with other community organizations.

Be prepared. Register early, if possible, to gain access to more information and learn ahead of time about the employers that will be there and the types of jobs they may have. Be sure to complete your profile so that employers will have your information at their fingertips. And be sure that your résumé is current.

Have digital files of a nice photograph and current résumé so you can upload them to the site. Try your best to do these first two steps ahead of time.

Visit the employers’ virtual booths to review their jobs, watch videos and read more about them.

Recruiters from the employers will be online, and you can chat live with them. Treat this as seriously as you would an in-person interview.