Though the Wiregrass-Fort Rucker Job Fair is still more than a month away, it is never too early for job seekers to start preparing.
Fort Rucker and supporting agencies are offering free Job Fair Readiness Classes beginning on June 11, according to Mike Warren, veteran employment representative of the Enterprise Career Center.
“We’ve offered these classes in the past,” Warren said. “A lot of people who thought they knew how to attend a job fair productively -- they were amazed after going through the class with what they didn’t know. It’s night and day when you see them enter the job fair.”
Registration remains open for each class. There will be a total of eight classes -- two per day at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. -- leading up to the event.
Classes on June 11 will be held at Wallace Community College’s Gary Hall in Room 105; on June 25, Troy University’s Dothan Campus in Malone Hall Room 123; on July 16, Enterprise State Community College’s Talmadge Hall Room 105; and on July 23, ESCC’s Talmadge Hall Room 105.
To register, call 334-347-0044 or visit the Troy, Dothan or Enterprise Career Center.
Warren and Mike Kozlowski will lead the classes, which will cover various topics including company research, resume alignment, job fair conduct and on-site interviews.
“When participants get to the job fair they should already have in mind what they’re going to do,” Warren said. “That’s the biggest focus, and what I see happen continuously is they don’t know where to go or who to talk to. We want to get them familiarized with the actions to take when they enter, along with proper dress and etiquette and how to talk to recruiters. There will be many tactics discussed to give participants a chance to impress at the job fair.”
Over 90 companies have already registered for the job fair, which will be held this year at ESCC. Ongoing construction on the campus of Enterprise High School, which moved the fair to Northview High School last year, is the reason for the fair’s location.
Hundreds of jobs are expected to be available.