ACS to host career fair

For those people looking for a job, opportunity will be knocking next month in the form of more than 50 employers both local and worldwide, plus help writing a resume or improving on the one you already have. Army Community Service is hosting a career fair March 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Wiesbaden Entertainment Center, Hainerberg Housing, Bldg. 7891.

Last year’s career fair saw more than 200 job interviews and 59 job offers on site, according to information provided by ACS. And this time around, organizers hope to improve on that success and help facilitate employment matches for military and civilian spouses as well as transitioning service members, said acting employment readiness program manager Matt Golonka, who together with Stephanie Talcott is organizing the event.

“It’s going to be world-class,” he said. “Twice as big as last year.”

He said he hopes that people who have not attended a career fair can gain the experience and become more comfortable communicating their skills and abilities for potential employment.

Attendees to the career fair will be able to take advantage of classes and workshops on resume review, interview preparation, transition assistance and consumer protection, Talcott said.

Job seekers should print several resumes and ensure they are free of spelling and grammatical errors, Golonka said.
“Bring paper copies ready for recruiters to read,” he said. “In previous years, recruiters have reviewed resumes and set up interviews on the spot.”

Those people interested in getting help with their resume should enter all the appropriate information before bringing in to the career fair, Golonka said.

“The resumes for review don’t need to be on resume paper. Nothing is worse than a blank sheet of paper. Have at a minimum a template resume with education, employment, skills and references,” he said.

The list of recruiters includes banking, IT, education and training, defense contractors, aerospace, food services, airlines, infrastructure and technology as well as government agencies.

Business attire is recommended for those in attendance since potential employers will be looking for candidates, Golonka said.

“Dress for success!” he said. “The first impression is key and essential to getting the interview. Many of these recruiters have positions available to fill and this career fair is the first chance at a follow-on interview. Some even interview on the spot.”

Event Info
What: ACS Career Fair
When: March 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Wiesbaden Entertainment Center, Hainerberg Housing, Bldg 7891
Snacks and refreshments will be served. There is no need to register, and attendance is free.
Free shuttle from Clay.
There will be an opportunity to sign-up at the fair for a free shuttle to the Transition Summit in Kaiserslautern March 11.