The Irving Public Library will hold its first job fair of 2015 from 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 22 at the West Irving Library, 4444 W. Rochelle Road. Job fairs are a great way to network with employers and show off your interpersonal skills, increasing your chances of landing a new job.
The library has been hosting job fairs for 11 years as a service to the community at large. To make your visit a success, here are the answers to our most frequently asked questions:
What should I expect at the Job Fair?
Employers will be seated at tables ready to meet you, provide information about their company and instructions on how to apply for current openings. You are welcome to meet with as many recruiters as you wish between 1 and 4 p.m.
Do I need to be there the entire time?
No, the Job Fair opens to the public at 1 p.m., and you are welcome to come and go as you please.
If I know I’ll arrive late, should I still come?
Yes, the event closes at 4 p.m., and most recruiters stay the entire time. However, as the event progresses recruiters with fewer visitors have been known to leave early.
How can I find out the entire list of employers coming to the fair?
The list of employers attending is constantly in flux in the weeks leading up to the fair. One week prior to the fair we update the Job Fair Hotline with the confirmed employers. The Job Fair Hotline is (972) 721-2326.
What should I wear?
Although attendees sometime show up in casual clothing, we recommend dressing as you would for a job interview.
What should I take with me?
A pencil or pen, a notepad and a few copies of your resume. Most employers will want you to upload your resume to their corporate career site, which you can do from West Irving Library’s Computer Lab.
Be sure to bring your resume on a flash drive. Send a copy of your resume to yourself via email as a backup measure. To use the computers, you will need a valid Irving Public Library card.
Click here to see what you’ll need to bring to get a new card or update your account.