Dorset Echo Jobs Fair back by popular demand

ALL’S FAIR: The Echo Jobs Fair is coming back

ALL’S FAIR: The Echo Jobs Fair is coming back

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THE Dorset Echo Jobs Fair is back by popular demand.

Job seekers are invited to our second jobs fair in Dorchester on November 8 from 10.30am to 5.30pm.

The jobs fair, which is being held at the Dorford Centre in Bridport Road, will enable job hunters to seek advice from exhibitors and take part in skills workshops.

Our first jobs fair, held at the Weymouth Pavilion in June, was declared a success, with hundreds of jobseekers turning out for the employment event.

It was designed to bring employers and job seekers together and served as a networking hub.

At the jobs fair in the county town, people can sign up to workshops on CV writing, interview skills and confidence building.

David McArthur, Wessex account manager for Jobcentre Plus, said the jobs fair was an excellent way for job seekers to meet local employers.

He added: “They can find out more about the job opportunities available, especially as the Olympics in Weymouth and Portland left a strong skills legacy which employers are keen to tap into.

“Jobcentre Plus advisers will also be there at the event to talk about the wide range of support available through the youth contract, such as work experience and apprenticeships.”

The skills workshops are being run by Dorset-based Best Training.

Workshop trainer Nicky Ellison said: “The mini employability workshops will provide jobseekers with hints and tips to improve their CVs and performance during interviews.

“Today’s jobs market is very competitive and even improving your confidence could give you an advantage over other candidates.”

Visitors can book a place on the employability workshops by emailing debbie.hellaby@ dorsetecho.co.uk Exhibitors can book a stand by calling Zoe Alway of the Dorset Echo recruitment team on 01305 830836.

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2:24pm Thu 20 Sep 12

stench says...

What good is a job fair when there's no jobs in the town?

Yet, anyway...
What good is a job fair when there's no jobs in the town? Yet, anyway... stench
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7:21pm Thu 20 Sep 12

Is it me or is everything rubbish? says...

stench wrote:
What good is a job fair when there's no jobs in the town?

Yet, anyway...
According to this website http://jobseekers.di
rect.gov.uk there are currently 250 jobs within a 15 mile radius of Weymouth.

Some will be part time, some will be temporary BUT a job is a job. If you really want to work, there are jobs out there.

You may not earn £30,000 per year, but it is a start.

Also, if you go to a jobs fair, try and dress as smartly as you possibly can, make sure that your hands/nails and hair are clean and use some body spray. Oh, and smile.
[quote][p][bold]stench[/bold] wrote: What good is a job fair when there's no jobs in the town? Yet, anyway...[/p][/quote]According to this website http://jobseekers.di rect.gov.uk there are currently 250 jobs within a 15 mile radius of Weymouth. Some will be part time, some will be temporary BUT a job is a job. If you really want to work, there are jobs out there. You may not earn £30,000 per year, but it is a start. Also, if you go to a jobs fair, try and dress as smartly as you possibly can, make sure that your hands/nails and hair are clean and use some body spray. Oh, and smile. Is it me or is everything rubbish?
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