UTSA Career Center helps 500 job seekers with important interview and career tips

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UTSA employer relations coordinator Luisa Ramirez helps a job seeker practice the proper way to greet an employer at a job fair.

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(Aug. 9, 2013) -- Career counselors from the UTSA Career Center hosted a career fair preparation station Aug. 6 for San Antonio job seekers attending the Hearst Newspapers/San Antonio Express-News Mega Job Fair. An estimated 500 potential job applicants took advantage of the opportunity to visit with professionals from the career center.

The job seekers stopped by the UTSA and other preparation stations before attending the job fair to learn more about how to make a great impression at the career event. The fair provided attendees the opportunity to meet face-to-face with recruiters and hiring managers from more than 50 companies across the state.

Five preparation stations were set up to assist job seekers in important areas of job search preparation and networking: professional dress and appearance, resume writing, employer research, and greeting and elevator speech. Additionally, there was a LinkedIn photo booth.

The event was a huge success. Career center staff received high praise and much gratitude from participants. Event sponsor Hearst Newspapers invited the UTSA staff back to future events to assist more job hunters.