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Event Details

Chicago Job Fair

Time: March 16, 2011 from 10am to 3pm
Location: Chicago Navy Pier, Lakeview Terrace
Street: 600 East Grand Avenue
City/Town: Chicago, IL 60611
Website or Map: http://www.navypier.com
Phone: (954) 678-1807
Event Type: job, fair
Organized By: NSHP / LatPro
Latest Activity: Mar 16, 2011

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Event Description

Are you bilingual and live in the Chicago area?

Join us on March 16, 2011 for the NSHP Chicago Bilingual Professional Job Fair.

This is your opportunity to meet with top quality employers seeking diversity in bilingual, professional candidates like you!

Participating Employers:

Advocate Health Care

BP

Citizens Bank

City Colleges of Chicago

FINRA

First Midwest Bank

Froedtert Health

GE Healthcare

Hallmark Cards, Inc.

Kraft Foods

National Teacher Education Center

New York Life Insurance

PPG Industries

TSA

Verizon Wireless
YMCA of the USA

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If you are a company interested in exhibiting, download the form to reserve a booth

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Comment by Leonardo Alicea on March 16, 2011 at 5:42am

My brother sent me the link and so did my case worker at the VA; I've been unemployed for 7 months now and haven't had any type of luck. I've interviewed at a few places; but was told the position had been filled.

I will be attending this great opportunity at Navy Pier today. Looking forward to it.

Thank you and God Bless.

Comment by Angel S. Garcia on March 15, 2011 at 11:39pm
My sister, Elizabeth, notified me of this Bilingual Professional Job fair today.  I have accepted the invitation to attend the NSHP job fair.  I have been unemployed for over a year now.  I hope this would be an open door for a new career.  Thank you for this great opportunity.  Looking forward to seeing all of you.
Comment by BRYAN MILLER on March 15, 2011 at 8:56pm
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Comment by Enrique Gardea on March 15, 2011 at 5:06pm
I wasn't sure about attending, the automated call I got earlier convinced me. I am currently employed but I am looking to make a career move and perhaps attending this job fair will help me. I have to add that GE Healthcare will be there and that also clinched it for me as well because I deal with GE Healthcare products an an everyday basis.
Comment by Belkis Vargas on March 15, 2011 at 2:19pm
See you guys tomorrow!!! :)
Comment by Gloria Pabon on March 15, 2011 at 2:11pm
I am looking forward to this event. It will be my first experience. I would also like to say thank you for this opportunity and also for the informative information provided. When in transition any help is  appreciated and provides further  opportunities. These are very different times to those of us that have not had to find employment in some time.
Comment by Helen Tribue on March 15, 2011 at 1:26pm

I'm very glad to have received this invitation. I have a real good feeling about it & look forward to attending. I'd also like to say thank you to Patricia for posting those helpful tips. I think it's a great idea for someone who's had your experience to offer such information & as I believe in truly can help people (especially new or 1st time job seekers) understand what employers are looking for & how to make a good first impression.

Comment by Nancy Colon on March 15, 2011 at 12:45pm
Hi I thank you for this invite, I'm looking forward on seeing all of the companies out there. Giving the bilingual a chance to prove that we can do it, if given a chance.
Comment by Irene Jimenez on March 13, 2011 at 2:20pm
Thanks so much for this invitation. Looking so foward in using my self-motivated skills in key values of integrity, teamwork, teach, mentor for any opportunities to meet hiring representatives from the organizations in attendance.
Comment by Patricia Vasquez on March 12, 2011 at 12:58pm

PROJECTING A POSITIVE, CONFIDENT IMAGE:

I have been on both sides of the employment equation.  I have been a recruiter and a job seeker.  I'd like to share with you what I looked for in a candidate (other than target skill for the job.)  

 

1.  The candidate should always be dressed appropriately.  Not too much or too little of anything.  Unless a person is applying for a job in fashion merchandising or as an artist or designer where it's ok to get funky with your choice of clothing, always err on the side of conservative/neutral attire.  The employer should not remember what you wore but what you said.  So blue or black or navy complimented with white/non patterned tops.  Want a personal statement?  Add a small pin or maybe an attractive scarf.  Shoes should be neat and clean but not the first and only thing an employer notices. Leave your Manolo Blahnick 5" heels or platforms at home. 

 

2.  Greet the interviewer with a firm, but not aggressive, handshake. Nothing worse than a wimpy handshake or a handshake that makes you feel like you're in an arm wrestling match.   Look them in the eye and present a warm and confident smile.  Wait to be invited to come in, or sit down, or walk over to wherever the conversation will happen.  As you're walking, a bit of small talk about the weather or latest sports game will help as an ice breaker. LEt the interview begin.

 

3.  LISTEN closely to the question. Answer the question as asked.  Be careful not to go off the subject too much and not to over speak.  Interviewers listen for an applicant's ability to a) understand the question, b) follow direction, c) respond directly to the question, and c)perhaps add an example of your skill in the area that is being probed.  Don't say more than you have to. Keep it short, direct and clear.  Avoid improper use of the English language. 

 

3.  When you're answering questions, don't sound like you just read the latest book on "right answers," be yourself and present yourself in the best light. DO NOT

a. talk badly about your former employer or co workers

b. complain about what the former company did or didn't do FOR YOU

c. focus on what you CAN'T Do

d. sound desperate about the economy and how long you've been unemployed and the unfairness of it all.  

 

DO: 

a. find something good to say about your last job, even if you hated it, there must have been something that you learned. 

   b. make a list of your accomplishments; what did you do at your last job that helped the company do better than it would have without you.  Did you help them save money? Did you come up with an idea that helped the operation run smoother?  Were you given an award for performance? Because of you, were customers coming back?  Is there a problem that you solved that no one else could? Now what those are and be prepared to mention them AT THE RIGHT TIME. 

c.  If you've been unemployed for a while, don't say you've done nothing.  Talk about projects you've taken on or schooling you've done or books you've read to help yourself.  "I have been volunteering as a ________at the local _________.  or I have been researching this or that or I have been taking classes."  Show the employer that you're active and care about your progress. 

 

d.  Remeber, people LIKE to talk about themselves.  When appropriate, ask the interviewer something about themselves. "So how long have you been at x?"  "What are some of the things you like about working here."  "How did you get the job?"  Listen to what they say....

 

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