DWD to host Readiness Sessions for Upcoming Career Expo

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

The Job Center of Wisconsin is hosting several readiness sessions to prepare job candidates for the September 16 Career Expo at the Holiday Inn in Stevens Point.

Kristine Porter of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development says the goal of the readiness sessions is to put candidates in the best position to be to meet potential employers. Click here to view the full list of dates and locations. She says during the half-hour session appearance, identifying questions, and resume help is discussed. She says attendees need to be serious and need to dress like they would for an interview.

September 16 will be the first Central Wisconsin Career Expo. Porter says the catalyst to launch the event was based on feedback from employers who said they wanted prepared job candidates after noticing people wearing pajama pants and slippers to job fairs.

The prescreening is required to attend the career expo. Porter says the day of the Career Expo job seekers will be given a ticket to show they've completed the required steps and a packet of information highlighting where employers will be located. She says attendees are encouraged to bring 15 resumes. She says there will be even be a room for on the spot interviews.

However, if candidates are unable attend the readiness session and show up prepared it's possible they can register on site and receive the ticket.

Manufacturers, financial institutions, insurance companies, office product supply companies and an education software company have already registered to be in attendance, but the list is still growing. Organizers expected a wide variety of candidates and employers. The employees are from all over the central Wisconsin region.

The Career Expo is September 16. The general public is invited from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A special veterans only session will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. The Holiday Inn is located at 1001 Amber Avenue in Stevens Point.

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