Largest Career Fair in Northeast Indiana


Published 04/16 2014 02:00PM

Updated 04/16 2014 02:18PM

Are you graduating college this Spring and looking for a job?  Have you been laid off or are you trying to make a career change?

WFFT's Brooke Welch was at the largest career fair in Northeast Indiana and has advice from business owners about how you can land a job.

Dressing professionally and being well-spoken can help you in an interview but in today's job market, getting to an interview can be hard in the first place.

"Typically we could get anywhere from 200-2,000."

That's Denise Royer, a Recruiting Program Manager with IBM, talking about resumes.  How can you get your resume to the top of the stack of thousands?

"The best thing that they can do is take an applicable experience that they have, make sure it applies to the opportunity that they've applied for.  Make sure that they do spell check."

Bob Abel with Biomet says being well prepare helps get your resume noticed.

"We have a lot of resumes, we don't read them, we look at them so make sure it jumps right out at us so we can make sure what you have fits what we need."

Ashley Calderon, Director of Career Services at IPFW says networking is extremely important when finding a job.

"Sometimes it's who you know in the job market.  Fair or not, it's a great way to meet employers, and use your connections to rise to the top."

IPFW Senior Derek Desjardines says he's completed two internships in an attempt to land an engineering job.

"Networking is just about everything.  I mean, it's so important just who you know."

The last piece of advice from business owners is not to give up.  Perseverance pays when you're looking for a job. 

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