(August 5, 2013) -- Career counselors from The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) University Career Center will be available to assist job seekers at the upcoming San Antonio Express-News Mega Job Fair. The Mega Job Fair is scheduled for Tuesday, August 6th from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Norris Conference Center at Wonderland of the Americas, 4522 Fredericksburg Rd., San Antonio.
More than 50 companies are expected to participate in this year's Mega Job Fair. In order to best prepare job seekers looking to make a good first impression, the UTSA Career Center will offer the expertise of its career counselors free of charge through a service called Preparation Station.
Upon arrival and check-in at the Mega Job Fair, job seekers may visit any of five tables manned by UTSA University Career Center career counselors and other professionals. Each table will provide coaching and resources for a critical area of job-fair preparation.
"Employers often cite lack of preparation as one of the biggest obstacles to candidate success at job fairs," said Audrey Magnuson, director of the UTSA University Career Center. "Our Preparation Station service gives job hopefuls resources to help them give the best first impression possible to potential employers. After all, a good first impression can be the difference between walking out with a high-profile new career or waiting until the next job fair to try again."
Career counselors will coach job seekers on dress and appearance, the importance of researching employers, how to greet potential employers and how to give an "elevator speech." Counselors will also review resumes and offer professional profile pictures for career-focused social media websites such as LinkedIn.
The Mega Job Fair will provide recent graduates and other job seekers the opportunity to meet face to face with recruiters and hiring managers from companies across the state. Attendance is free and the fair is open to the public.
For more about the UTSA Career Center visit http://www.utsa.edu/careercenter/.
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Laurel Village, Chaparral Village, Alvarez Hall, Main Campus
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Main Building ground floor lobby, Main Campus
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University Center Paseo, Main Campus
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John Peace Library, 2nd floor, Main Campus
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Convocation Center, Main Campus
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University Center, Retama Auditorium (UC 2.02.02), Main Campus
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Recreation and Wellness Center, Main Campus
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