We went to The Double Tree Job Fair and it wasn't what we expected ; however, we practiced talking in a professional environment in order to come out of our comfort zone.
Today we went to the job fair and asked people questions about jobs. They explained about what they do such as call on the phone, help people in trouble on the highway, answer the phone, navigate a submarine or sail a ship. They explained about respect and getting along and maintaining focus.
Today we went to the job fair this morning at Brookline College. We dressed professionally and we talked to different people from various Companies. I spoke to the lady from Sears. She told me about a job in Customer Service where you use a computer and help people on the phone. She said the computer part is pretty simple and they train you on what to say. I might like a job like that. We introduced ourselves by shaking hands, giving them eye contact, smiling, and standing up straight. Most people explained about their hiring process and what the job tasks look like. I asked what their favorite part of working for their Company is. I brought copies of my resume to give out as well. I enjoyed the Job Fair even though it was pretty crowded. I also got to see some people I knew at a different program. It was a great morning!
My experience was lack luster to say the least, but pretty interesting. Much of the entire day was spent in the job fair, and the whole time I was too scarred to talk to anyone. So I wasn't as close as anybody else to getting use to talking to strangers, but I will get there some day.
How did I feel about the job fair? I was nervous because of all the people around and I was also focused on finding the right places that can benefit me. I learned that the job fair isn't the only place for me to find a job, there are other ways. Some thing I can can work on is try harder to find a job by staying persistent.
These posts are written by the students of the Employment Workshop Series.