DescriptionYears ago, the San Jose Mercury used to hold Job Fairs at the Santa Clara Convention Center. It was not unusual for there to be 50 companies attending and space was on a first come-first served basis, and rapidly filled up. In the last few years the numbers have sharply decreased, and with the Mercury’s unfortunate down-sizing, they left the field.
Dice’s Targeted Career Job Fair has filled the void, and now has 4 shows scheduled in the South Bay for 2019. The first show is scheduled for Thursday, January 14th, between the hours of 11 am to 3 PM at the Santa Clara Convention Center. I suggest you come early, there will be a line to get in. Before attending the event, edit resume in order to show the potential employer. Make sure you bring several clean copies of your most recent resume.
The initial list of companies includes… Lockheed-Martin, Acuitus, NetLogic Microsytems, Rockyou-HQ, Lawrence Livermore Lab, AA-Careers, and many more are signing up each day.
In our blog on November 30th we covered the additional funding be given to Lawrence Livermore of $240,000,000 for research on alternative energy sources, and now they pop up at the job fair. If you are interested in “GREEN” jobs, I suggest you review your resume, consider a change in the objective, and re-focus your accomplishments toward that objective. In the past Livermore Lab has given strong preference to those with advanced college degrees…if you’ve got them, show them! …and maybe wear something green…
The staff of AA-Careers will also be providing, as we have for over 20 years, a free resume critique booth which is separate from our regular booth. We will try to see everyone, and even stay after the show closes if they’ll let us. We know how popular this service is with job seekers. The resumes that are worked on are not given over to our regular booth, nor are any copies kept, it is up to you to submit one to them for consideration. Our regular booth collects resumes, has you fill out a very short questionnaire. These are taken back to the office, reviewed by the staff, and those that we feel our services will help will be called as soon as possible for the next available interview time. The January shows always draw a good crowd, and because of the companies attending, we expect this fair to have very good attendance. If nobody calls you from the AA-Careers office for an interview, please be patient, it may take 3-4 weeks to find an open time. If no one calls you I am sorry, we try to get those people in that the staff feels are the most marketable, and that our services could best help.
Good Luck on your Job Hunting, 2019 will be a better year than 2018…the job market door is opening!