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AYW and City of Austin Career Fair
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When: 3/29/06
1-5 PM
Where: Downtown Campus
Austin, Texas 
United States
Contact: Amy Carillo

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AYW Americorps and the City of Austin is partnering to bring you valuable job information.  Please let me know if you are interested in attending the event.
Date:  March 29th
Time:  1 – 5pm
Location:  Downtown Campus
Represented Entities at the Career Fair:
(HR Supervisors and Hiring Managers)
                                    City of Austin
                                    Home Depot
                                    IT Representative
                                    Lower Colorado River Authority
                                    Travis County
1:00pm  Greetings and Introductions
1:05pm              First Panel---“Human Resources Representatives on Finding and Submitting for Jobs in the Austin Area”
                        Topic options to be covered:
What advice would you give a young person hoping to find a career with your organization?
Where is the best place to find available jobs at your organization?
What process will an application follow in your organization?
                        Completing applications
                                    Qualifying for positions (what to list on your application)
                                    Online applications, faxing resumes, snail mailing
                                    Correct information on past employers
                                    How to handle blanks in your work history
                                    How to deal with any criminal convictions
                                    Resumes and cover letters (what to include and not to include)
                        Questions and Answers for the Panel
End by 2:25pm Transition to next panel
2:30 pm             Second Panel---“Hiring Supervisors on their Priorities for Hiring and Basic Interviewing“
                        Topics options to be covered:
What advice would you give a young person preparing for an interview with your organization?
Anything that should be absolutely 100% avoided?
What skills, education and experience is your organization is looking for in new hires?
Resumes and cover letters (just the facts or extra details?)
                                    Do you see every application or only qualified applications?
                                    What to wear to an interview
                                    What you might be asked
                                    What not to ask during an interview
                                    When to follow up and how
                                    How to answer difficult questions about your past
                        Questions and Answers for the Panel
End by 3:40pm Transition to next panel
3:45pm              Third Panel---“The Big Picture”
                        Topics to be covered:
                                    Setting goals for success
                                    Women in the workplace (How to overcome obstacles)
                                    Being and A employee
                                    Business Suit for under $20 (Armani suit for $9)

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