Boone County Virtual Job Fairs

Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Virtual Webinar: A link will be forwarded to you upon registration

  • Each virtual job fair will focus on a specific industry.
    • May 27 – Staffing Agencies representing Boone County companies
    • May 20 – Manufacturing / Logistics & Distribution. Click here to view the Virtual Job Fair recording.
  • The job fair is free and open to all
  • Candidates of all industries and experience levels are encouraged to attend
  • Companies will be looking for full-time, part-time and seasonal positions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Boone County Job Fair?

 

 

UPDATE: During this time of social distancing, the Boone EDC is moving its traditional “in person” job fair to a virtual format. Our goal is to host ongoing job fairs highlighting industry specific companies each time. 

The Boone County Job Fair is hosted by the Boone EDC and is held twice a year (spring and fall). It provides an opportunity for Boone County employers to showcase their job opportunities to potential employees. Job seekers can connect with local employers, apply for jobs and participate in interviews.

 

 

 

 

 

 

When are the Boone County Virtual Job Fairs?

The Boone County Virtual Job Fair schedule:

  • Wednesday, May 20 I 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. I Futures in Manufacturing & Logistics / Distribution
    • Click here to view the recording.
  • Wednesday, May 27 I 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. I Staffing Agencies representing Boone County businesses
    • Click here to register for this free event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What companies will be there?

The following companies will be in attendance at the Boone County Virtual Job Fair:

May 20 – Manufacturing / Logistics & Distribution

  • AmerisourceBergen
  • DS Smith
  • US Corrugated
  • XPOLogistics
  • Skjodt Barrett

May 27 – Staffing Agencies representing Boone County businesses

  • Accurate Personnel
  • Diverse Staffing
  • Elwood Staffing
  • Staffmax USA
  • Spherion Staffing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What types of jobs are the companies hiring for?

Companies are looking to fill full-time, part-time, seasonal and temporary positions in a variety of industries.

Some of the positions include:

  • Production Support
  • Machine Operators
  • Quality Inspection
  • Materials Handlers
  • Janitorial / Sanitation
  • Industrial Sewer
  • Spot Welder
  • Clerical
  • Forklift Operators & Clamp Drivers
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Inventory Control
  • Warehouse Supervisors & Associates
  • Sales Professional

 

 

 

 

 

Do I need to pre-register?

You will need to register for the Virtual Job Fairs.

  • Wednesday, May 27 I 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. I  Staffing Agencies representing Boone County businesses
    • Click here to register for this free event.

All registrants will receive a link to the Virtual Job Fair prior to the event.

 

 

 

How should I prepare?

 

 

VIRTUAL JOB FAIRS

Come prepared to listen and take notes on the jobs that interest you. Following the virtual job fair, you will receive a recording with live links to the each companies career page. Once this has been received, visit the career pages and submit your online applications.

IN PERSON JOB FAIRS (Currently on hold due to the Pandemic)

Job fairs are a great opportunity for job seekers to meet a varied group of employers in one location. Attendees can chat with recruiters from participating companies, learn about job openings, and may have the chance for a quick on-the-spot job interview.

At the Boone County Job Fair, local employers who are seeking dedicated, responsible team members will share information on local job opportunities.

If you’re not always comfortable with putting yourself out there, talking to people you don’t know well, or selling yourself to prospective employers, it may help to learn how to introduce yourself at a job fair.

To read the complete article “How to introduce yourself at a job fair” click here.

 

 

Do I need a resume?

Please Note: You will not need a resume for the Virtual Job Fairs. A follow-up message will be sent to all registrants detailing how to apply and/or contact the participating companies.

A resume is a brief summary of personal, educational and professional experiences used for job applications. While not required to attend the job fair, it is recommended. If you have one, bring several copies with you. If not, be prepared to fill out applications on the spot to apply for available positions.

Here are a few tips for creating a resume:

  • Choose a resume format that’s organized and uncluttered with clear section headings and easy to read font
  • Customize your resume for each job by including keywords outlined in the job description and use action verbs to personalize your resume
  • Include your name, phone number and email address plus the link to your LinkedIn profile, if you have one
  • Include a professional summary that lists your skills, experiences and achievements as they pertain to a job opening
  • Add a skills section to quickly draw a recruiter’s eye to your skill set and show your value
  • Showcase how your experience aligns with the given job opportunity by providing examples of past responsibilities and accomplishments

To read the full article “How to write a resume guide” click here.

 

 

What should I wear?

 

 

First impressions are crucial when attending a job fair and interviewing for a new job, no matter the industry. By shopping at resale shops, you won’t need to spend a fortune on clothing for job interviews. Locally, Goodwill, Classic Reruns and The Bargain Boutique offer great interview attire at a low cost.

Tips for Men

  • Wear dress pants or khakis with a button-down shirt
  • Wear a belt and dress shoes
  • Go light on the cologne
  • Cover tattoos and remove piercings

Tips for Women

  • Wear a blouse with dress pants or a skirt or a conservative dress
  • Wear dress shoes or boots
  • Go light on the perfume and keep the make-up natural
  • Keep accessories to a minimum
  • Cover tattoos and remove piercings

For more tips on how to dress to impress by shopping at your local Goodwill, click here.