Holiday Job Fair In Ocean County Mall This Saturday
If you’re looking for some extra cash this holiday season or even hoping the new year brings a new career, the holiday job fair will be taking place at the Ocean County Mall this Saturday and promises to bring a slew of part and full time opportunities.
Christine Karaska Employment Specialist with the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development says from noon till three on Saturday 29th , about twenty five stores are looking to hire for a slew of positions, including part time, full time, and seasonal.
“We heard some good things recently about the upcoming holiday season, they seem to be bullish so we want to have them all staffed with good people.”
One of the new initiatives that job seekers will get to take advantage of this year is the Jersey Job Club and Jobs 4 Jersey.com. The two programs are spearheaded by the state and allow employers and job seekers to find one another. Job4Jersey.com is a job search site, job seekers can upload their resume’s and find openings while employers looking to hire can find willing candidates.
Jersey Job Club gives resources to job seekers ranging from resume reviews to interviewing tips and strategies.
“Anybody that attends the job fair, we will be giving them information on this. As well as any other jobs that we know about.”
Karaska suggests anyone who is interested show up a little early and bring their resumes.
“The jobs there are from sales associate to security, from stock to management.” Says Karaska. She points out they are all retail jobs, this job fair won’t have any clerical jobs. However Karaska says job seekers should prepare themselves to meet with a lot of potential employers and give their best foot forward. In fact you might get an interview on the spot.
“That is the best thing about going to a job fair, you got about ten seconds to impress somebody with being dressed appropriately have a smile on your face. Give them a handshake like you really mean it.”
She adds even though some of the positions will still require you to apply online, it does give an opportunity to make a good first impression with the employer.