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North Island College Career fair March 12 in Courtenay

Learn about available employment opportunities at North Island College’s fourth annual Career Fair, which runs from 1-4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Crown Isle.

Students, alumni and community members are invited to network with employers to discover job options in the Comox Valley, the North Island and beyond. While most employers are accepting online job applications, attendees are encouraged to bring a copy of their resume to discuss with prospective employers. Attendees are also encouraged to dress for success as they will meet prospective employers for the first time. Leaving a positive, first impression is always important.

“The Career Fair provides a venue for job seekers to connect face-to-face with potential employers and make valuable connections," said Treena Nadon, NIC’s employment services advisor. "This event is a perfect opportunity to connect with professionals who can answer your questions about a particular industry and/or employment opportunities.”

Employers have shared their top three tips for applicants wishing to get hired:

1. Research the organization;

2. Customize your application;

3. Be confident, positive and professional.

Employers attending include: BC Construction Association, STEP, BCAA, BC Hydro, Catalyst Paper, Canadian Armed Forces, CIBC, City of Courtenay, Communitas Supportive Care Society, Construction Maintenance and Allied Workers Union Local 2020, Coast Realty Group, Costco, Crown Isle Resort, Custom Gourmet Catering, Daryl Robbins, CGA/Notary Public, International Forest Products, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 230, Investors Group Financial Services, John Howard Society of North Island, MNP LLP, Mount Washington Alpine Resort, Nootka Wilderness Lodge, NIC, OmniCare for People, Presley & Partners Chartered Accountants, Re/Max Ocean Pacific Realty, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Sanjel Canada, School District 71, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Tim Hortons, United Association Local 324 – Plumbers, Pipefitters and Sprinklerfitters, and Island Health (formerly VIHA).

For more information contact Nadon at treena.nadon@nic.bc.ca or visit www.nic.bc.ca.

— North Island College

 

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