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February 22, 2011 > Career and Community Resource Fair

Career and Community Resource Fair

Submitted By Nina Moore

The Fremont Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Career and Community Resource Fair Friday, February 25th for those in our community who are out of work and/or hoping to change jobs or careers. The fair will include workshops, exhibits from educational/training providers (including information on scholarships and financial aid programs), exhibits from local service and support agencies, and some hiring companies.

The fair will feature the following workshops:

Speech Tips for Non-Native English speakers (45 minutes)
Lisa Braley, M.A TESOL, English as a Second Language teacher, Fremont Adult School

Do know already know a lot of English but people still can't always understand you? Communicating clearly and confidently is important, but it's even more necessary at a job interview or on the job. In this presentation you will learn (or relearn) at least 10 tips that can help improve your speech for your work, and in all areas of your life.

Background Checks: What? You Don't Believe Me? (60 minutes)
Chuck Castagnolo, Founder and Executive Director, Bridges to Jobs

Is your resume and job application accurate and truthful? It's not worth getting hired and then fired because you thought your resume needed some enhancing. This presentation will show you what goes into a background check and what you should do to prepare yourself and your image to be its most accurate and flattering.

References: Who to Choose, Who to Use (60 minutes)
Chuck Castagnolo, Founder and Executive Director, Bridges to Jobs

You only get one chance to make a good first impression, and your references can help you do that. This is because aside from the background check, your references are the best source for a potential employer to obtain detailed information about you, and to confirm they are choosing the right person for the job.

Are You Ready to Start Your Own Business? (60 minutes)
Steve Govaia, Managing Director Mergers and Acquisitions, Greenstein Rogoff Olsen and Company

Intensive Job Search Strategies (40 minutes)
Laura Dillon, Case Manager, Tri-Cities One-Stop Career Center

Overview of effective job search strategies for today's world.

Training Opportunities (40 minutes)
Laura Dillon, Case Manager, Tri-Cities One-Stop Career Center

Government programs and grants are available for individuals considering retraining or entering the workforce for the first time. This workshop will discuss what is available, where and how to access funding, and help decide what training is best for you.

Managing Your Money during a Recession (60 minutes)
Linda Snyder, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones

The specific times of each workshop will be available at Participants include Edward Jones, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, New York Life, Lam Research, Fremont Marriott, Good-nite Inn, Interpreters Net, and Maid to Order. Resume review by an HR professional and business start-up counseling are available by appointment. Call Nina Moore at (510) 795-2244 to schedule.

Career and Community Resource Fair
Friday, February 25
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Fremont Adult School
4700 Calaveras Ave., Fremont
(510) 795-2244

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