Hot Shots: Career Connections

Are you a job-seeking professional looking for an opportunity to break out of your traditional job search activities? Ann Arbor SPARK is holding the Hot Shots: Career Connections event on Tuesday, July 31 from 5 to 7pm at Arbor Brewing Company. Bring your resume and mingle with growing, innovative companies in a fun and relaxed environment. Remember to dress for success! Registration is required for this free event.

Michigan Virtual Career Fair: Business

Looking for a challenging, in-demand job in Michigan? Looking for an innovative way to connect to great Michigan companies and business leaders across the state for job opportunities? Business in Michigan is thriving, and MiVirtualCareerFair is the State of Michigan’s hottest new way to find exciting jobs. MiVirtualCareerFair: Business is an online career event on Wednesday, July 25 from 10am to 4pm where job seekers and employers can interact with each other in a live, 3-D virtual environment. Register for MiVirtualCareerFair: Business to find jobs in such areas as: insurance services; marketing and communications; management, logistics and operations; accounting and finance; law; hospitality business; human resources; business consultation; and more.

Hospitality Staffing Job Fair

Washtenaw Michigan Works! is hosting a job fair for LGC Hospitality Staffing on Tuesday, July 17 from 1-4pm. LGC is hiring for all part-time hospitality positions including: servers, bartenders, cooks, dishwashers, bussers, and housekeepers. Cooks, bartenders, dishwashers, and bussers must have some experience. Other positions will have training available. The jobs will be in the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti area. When you attend the event, bring 2 forms of ID- one picture ID that is not expired, and something that verifies that you can work in the US (such as a social security card or birth certificate). On site interviews will take place, so be sure to bring your resume, and dress to impress!

VA for Vets Hiring Fair

The Department of Veterans Affairs is hosting the VA for Vets Hiring Fair showcasing careers for veterans in the public and private sectors. This event is June 26–28 at Cobo Center in Detroit and includes on-site job coaching, career and resume-building classes as well as interviews with both federal agencies and private companies. The free hiring fair has over 5,000 jobs committed to veterans. When you register to attend the hiring fair, a coach will call you to help you build your resume and you can sign up for training available during the event. Good luck!

Looking for a Job in Healthcare?

The State of Michigan will host a live virtual career fair on Thursday, May 10 to connect top healthcare talent and Michigan employers with jobs to fill. MiVirtualCareerFair: Healthcare will provide the opportunity for job seekers to connect and interact with recruiters and candidates from wherever you are, upload and submit resumes for multiple job listings, meet other job seekers and employers, view informational videos, and use Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to search for connections and update your status from within the event. The career fair will be live online from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 10. Job seekers can register for the free career fair at www.michiganvirtualcareerfair.com and view informational videos on the virtual environment and how to navigate within it. MiVirtualCareerFair follows the December 2011 launch of Pure Michigan Talent Connect, an online talent marketplace bringing together thousands of jobs, unique career calculators and resources for employers seeking talent.

How to Get a Job in a Tough Economy

The How to Get a Job in a Tough Economy Workshop Series is offered weekly at the Michigan Works! Career Transition Center. The series begins with a 2.5 hour overview which provides the opportunity for participants to learn about the steps to an effective job change or career transition and assess whether they feel they could benefit by more in-depth information on each step. Steps 1 through 6 are 1.5 hour workshops which give participants the opportunity to apply effective transition and search strategies and techniques to their own situation. Typically, the workshop series is offered every Monday through Thursday, in the afternoons.To register or to obtain more information, visit The Michigan Works! Career Transition Center at 301 W. Michigan Avenue, 2nd Floor in Ypsilanti or call 734-544-6799.

Michigan Institute of Aviation and Technology Job Fair

The Michigan Institute of Aviation and Technology is hosting the 7th Annual Career Expo on Tuesday, May 8 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm at 2955 S. Haggerty Road in Canton. There will be recruiters for many positions present, as well as exhibits of veteran service organizations. For more information, call 1-800-447-1310. Bring your updated resume and dress to impress! Good luck!

Impact Manufacturing/Production Job Fair

The Washtenaw County Michigan Works Career Transition Center is hosting the Impact Manufacturing/Production Job Fair on Wednesday, March 28 at the Holiday Inn Express-Ann Arbor. Open interviews take place at 8:30am, 10:30am, 1:30pm, and 3:30pm. Positions are available in Milan, Brighton, Wixom, and Howell, so you must have reliable transportation. Be sure to bring copies of your updated resume. Good luck!

Spring Job Fair, March 20

Looking for a job? Mark your calendar! On Tuesday, March 20th, the Spring Job Fair will be held at the Morris J. Lawrence building, from noon until 4:00pm. WCC Employment Services hosts this job fair that includes local employers who are seeking qualified applicants. The event is free and open to the public.

You may want to check out these books before the event:
Acing the interview : how to ask and answer the questions that will get you the job
How to find a job on Linkedin, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and other social networks

How to Apply for Federal Jobs

Join us on Tuesday March 6, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Traverwood Branch to learn how to apply for federal jobs. A Veterans Employment Coordinator at Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System, will conduct this session, geared to anyone interested in applying for a job with the federal government. Many individuals are afraid to apply for a federal job because the application process seems so daunting. Join us as we demystify the application process. Handouts for this event include a listing of web sites for federal employment.

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