Multiple Events Leading up to Genesee's Annual Job Fair

Genesee Community College is pleased to announce a series of events leading up to the College's Annual Job Fair, scheduled Wednesday, April 7, 2004 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the College's centrally located William Stuart Forum. Genesee's Career and Transfer Center is currently soliciting businesses from all types of industries and services to join the popular, three-hour event, which not only introduces potential new employees to employers, but also gives businesses an opportunity to exhibit their trade and commerce to the local community. Any company interested in attending the Job Fair should call 585-345-6888 to register by the February 13, 2004 deadline.

Among the anticipated business attendees at the April 7 Job Fair are: Adecco Employment Services, Arc of Monroe County, Archway - Parmalat, Bank of Castile, BMP America, Inc., Cooper, Compression, Department of Homeland Security, Employment World, Fastenal Company, Genesee County Chapter NYSARC, Inc., Girl Scouts of the Genesee Valley, Hillside Family of Agencies, Kaman's Art Shoppes, KidsPeace National Center of NY, New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, Paychex, Inc., Pioneer Credit Recovery, Inc./Sallie Mae, Six Flags Darien Lake, TAP Accounting Personnel, Terry Hills Golf Course, United Memorial Medical Center, United States Air Force, U.S. Army and Army Reserve, and Western New York D.D.S.O.

Genesee is also planning two other Job Fairs that are targeted to specific interests and professions. The Health Careers Job Fair features more than 40 health organizations with representatives available to accept applications and discuss employment opportunities on Thursday, March 11, 2004 from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. on the Batavia Campus in the Forum.

The Transfer Fair brings in representatives from more than 50 different four-year colleges with representatives available to answer questions about transferring to a baccalaureate program and distributing related materials. This event will be held Wednesday, March 31, 2004 from 10:00 to 1:00 p.m. on the Batavia Campus in the Forum.

Additionally, Genesee is also pleased to be offering a series of FREE workshops for students and the general public to prepare for the three Job Fairs in the coming months. Resume Writing and Cover Letter Workshop will cover many aspects of composing successful resumes and cover letters including what information should and should not be included, alternative styles to consider, and resume scanning. The workshop is free and open to the public, but requires advance registration by calling 585-345-6888. The workshop schedule is: Tuesday, March 2 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. in room C307 on the Batavia CampusTuesday, March 9 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in room C307 on the Batavia CampusThursday, April 15 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the Arcade Campus.

Credential File & Interviewing Skills Workshop will cover different areas of the interviewing process such as the different types of interviews, what questions to expect, how to prepare for an interview, what questions you should ask a potential employer, what to wear, and tips on creating a useful references file. The workshop is free and open to the public, but requires advance registration by calling 585-345-6888. The workshop schedule is: Tuesday, March 2 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in room C307 on the Batavia CampusThursday, March 4 from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. in room T121 on the Batavia Campus presented by Jerry Koslowski, Dean of The BEST CenterThursday, April 15 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the Arcade campus.

Finally, it is important to note that the Rochester Area Career Expo (RACE) is upcoming and features 50 organizations available to accept applications and discuss employment opportunities. The Career Expo will be held on Thursday, February 12, 2004 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Henrietta Holiday Inn (Holidome) in Rochester, N.Y.

"Each time a person attends a Job Fair or updates their resume they hone their interviewing skills and polish their professional approach," Susan Marschke, Career Center Coordinator said. "Even students who are a year away from graduation benefit by simply exploring the job market and getting a sense of what businesses are hiring. It's never a waste of time or energy."

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