Job seekers get prepped for Wednesday’s job fair

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Those hoping to find work are getting some help this week.

Tuesday, a group of experts helped prospective workers with their resume and interviewing skills, and that help couldn’t have come at a better time.

According to the latest numbers from Jobs and Family Services, in Montgomery County, the unemployment rate was 6.2 percent in February; Ohio’s unemployment rate sits at 6.5 percent.

Montgomery County officials told 2 NEWS that new businesses headed to the area are boosting local work opportunities for the unemployed.

With more employment becoming available, people like Mark Anderson are hoping to give applicants the finishing touches to land the job.

“There are a lot of jobs coming to the region starting this fail in logistics and distribution, specifically. We have probably 130 employers at the job fair on Wednesday and we’ll have 100 of positions available through those employers,” said the marketing coordinator with the Montgomery County Workforce Development.

Tuesday, Ohio Means Jobs Montgomery County held a resume training session to show job seekers how to highlight professional achievements, to use the proper formats and to specify your skills to the job description.

Participants also took part in a mock interview to prepare for those tough questions.

Leaders provided feedback on ways they could improve their responses.

But while jobs may be available, officials said you need the right tools to search for what fits your skill set.

Three steps you can follow for your online job hunting are to do the following:

- search for a specific job title like manager or director.
- look for keywords in your desired job field.
- connect through social media with company’s you’re interested in.

The Spring Job Fair is open to the public and will take place Wednesday, May 7th from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of Dayton Arena.

Applicants are encouraged to wear professional clothing and bring several copies of their resumes.

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