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Job fair Wednesday showcases Southwest Florida employers

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Posted at 9:38 AM, Apr 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-12 09:40:57-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Hundreds of job will be available at a large job fair in Fort Myers this month.

Career website is hosting the event, which is scheduled for 10am to 2pm Wednesday, April 17th at the Crowne Plaza in Fort Myers. That's located at 13051 Bell Tower Drive.

Over 20 top local employers will be interviewing and making offers at the event.

Parking and admission are free.

Veterans are encouraged to attend.

Visit to pre-register or call 954-252-6640 for more information.

Companies scheduled to attend include:

98.9 WGUF
101.9 WWGR
102.9 WJGO
104.7 WSGL
City Furniture
Coconut Point Ford
Collier County Sheriff's Office
Colonial Life
Crown Linen
Devry University
Divieto Ristorante
Dollar General
First family Insurance
Galloway Automotive, Inc.
Galloway Direct
Hope Healthcare
Linder Industrial Machinery
Office Team/Robert Half
Option Care
Pelican Wire
Renda Broadcasting
Sam Galloway Ford Lincoln
Service Corporation International
Shaw Development
South Seas Island Resort
South Port Square - Brookdale
Wounded Warrior Project

How to GET HIRED:1. Visit before the event and pre-register (you can also do this at the door). On the site you will be able to view the event directory so you can see who's hiring and what jobs are available.
2. Get a game plan and research companies of interest from the directory. Develop tailored resumes for the companies you want to apply with.
3. Have a clear career focus. Be prepared with an answer to one of the first questions each recruiter is going to ask you: “So, why are you here?”.
4. Sharpen and rehearse your elevator speech. Your elevator speech can be a great response to the typical interview question, “tell me about yourself”
5. Prepare and practice responses to typical interview questions. “Tell me what you know about our organization” and “Why do you want to work here?”
6. Sketch out a few questions to ask each recruiter.
7. Dress professionally! Clean-cut, well-fitting, conservative. Bring breath mints!
8. Make a good first and lasting impression! Wait patiently in line for your chance to chat with the recruiter and make sure you ask for their contact information before leaving.
9. Jot down notes as soon as you are done with the recruiter and include these notes in your thank you email that you will send when you get home.
10. Follow up!
11. Career Fairs should be viewed as 20+ interviews in one day!