"It isn't who you know, it's who knows you."
This year’s Connect 2 Careers Job Fair will take place on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm.
The job fair will take place at the Georgian College Barrie Campus in the Gymnasium which is located in J Building.
Everyone is welcome to attend the job fair! However, Connect 2 Careers encompasses only Hotel & Resort, Travel & Tourism, Fitness & Health, Recreation & Leisure, Esthetics & Spa, Massage, Golf Management, Culinary, and Event Management organizations.
Connect 2 Careers is free, and will always be! We are a not-for-profit organization, meaning money that we make will be put towards future career fairs and Georgian College educational endeavours.
Nope! You can stay as long as you want – whether that be for 3 hours or just 3 minutes.
Unfortunately, we don’t offer anything to eat for attendees – only for the booths. There are a number of places to eat on, and around campus. Feel free to leave and then come back!
What should I wear?
A business formal dress code enhances the professional image of your workplace environment and your personal brand. Clothing should be crisp, neat, pressed and never wrinkled, to project a professional, “business formal” image. Torn, dirty, and unmatched clothing is unacceptable. Come dressed for success!
A sports jacket and slacks is acceptable. A dress shirt in an appealing, not overly bold colour is suggested. If wearing a tie, please try to match it with your dress shirt and jacket. Please refrain from wearing running shoes or sneakers. Dress shoes or clean well-maintained loafers are also acceptable.
A dress pant or skirt with matching jacket is considered business formal for women. Skirts should always sit at or just above the knee. A collared blouse or dress-material top is recommended and should either be tucked in or fall just below your waistline. Always be cautious that dress shirts are not too revealing in any business setting. A business length dress with a blazer is also an appropriate option. For shoes, a low comfortable heel in a neutral or dark colour is recommended, however, a flat with minimal embellishments is acceptable.
These should be in good taste, with limited visible body piercing. Makeup should be used minimally to represent a natural look. Remember, some colleagues are allergic to the chemicals in perfumes and makeup, so wear these substances with restraint.
What should I bring?
You must be prepared in order to have a good, lasting impression on employers. By gathering these essential items, we ensure you will be ready to network.
You will be handing these out to employers throughout the fair. Resumes should be printed on clean white paper and not wrinkled or damaged in any way. Scroll down to see our tips for creating a great resume.
Employers may hand out applications and business cards at the fair. Be prepared to fill out any forms.
Are there interviews?
Sometimes. Being ready for a potential interview will boost your confidence and increase your effectiveness. If you have a specific place in mind, find out about the organization and the job you’re applying for. This will show the interviewer you’re motivated and keenly interested in the position.
Practicing what you’re going to say and how you’re going to say it will help you speak confidently about your skills and accomplishments. It’s a good idea not to memorize what you want to say. Instead, figure out which key points you want to focus on. The interview is also your opportunity to ask questions. List 3 things you want to know about the job or the organization, and practice asking questions about them. Make sure you couldn’t be expected to know the answers from your research. Leave questions about salary, vacations or other benefits until after you receive a job offer.
How you present yourself in the interview—your appearance, attitude and body language—is vitally important. It’s normal to be anxious but acting as if you’re confident, even when you aren’t, can have a positive effect on both you and the interviewer.
The interview is also your chance to show your positive attitude and your communication skills. They will also give you great practice for future interviews.
Tips for a Great Resume
Students are welcome to drop in every Tuesday at 10 am and every Thursday at 2 pm to E118 where the co-op department is hosting “Coffee and Co-op” workshops. Students may improve their resumes, practice mock interviews, get answers to questions, etc.
Students can additionally drop into B115, the Career Hub, any day for drop-in service on resumes and cover letters. Check out our 8 resume tips below:
Connect 2 Careers has teamed up with Georgian College’s Career Services to bring you three resume workshops:
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, A247
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, H114
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, K321