If you're currently in the market for a new job, the following may sound familiar: You're in the midst of a job search, feeling the pressure of making your resume or application stand out from the crowd. But in your efforts to shine, you start to feel lost in the shuffle: poring over job postings, submitting applications online, trying to make real contacts in a virtual world. If only you had the opportunity to give your resume to a hiring manager face-to-face, shake hands and make an impression in person!
You can do just that at the upcoming Oaklandhasjobs Job Fair at the Main Library on Saturday, April 30, 10:30am-12:30pm. There's a long list of local employers ready to meet you. Dress professionally, bring copies of your resume, and prepare to impress! So far, the list of employers includes Starbucks, Manpower, IKEA, Home Depot, Alliance Staffing, Oakland Private Industry Council, Whelan Security, Select Staffing, State Farm Insurance, Claremont Resort, Rising Sun Solar, Whole Foods, Tesla, Volt Staffing, Safeway, Target, and Every Dog Dog Day Care.
In addition to these employers, there will be several youth agencies that offer paid interships to young adults. Gain experience, learn about a field, and put something impressive on your resume! Stop by and learn about opportunities with Downtown TAY, Game Theory Academy, New Door, Student Conservation Association, and Unity Council.
Even if you're not in the market for a new job right now, take advantage of our free resume review service for supportive input and suggestions.
Oaklandhasjobs is an Instagram account by TeenZone librarian Brian Boies. At least five job opportunities are posted there every weekday for its over 3500 followers. If you don't have Instagram, you can view it online at instagram.com/oaklandhasjobs. Over two thousand job opportunities have been posted in its year and a half existence. You can help spread the word about local jobs: take a picture of a help wanted sign and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org, send to @oaklandhasjobs on Instagram, or post your photo with the hashtag #oaklandhasjobs.