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Florida Association of Colleges and Employers to hold virtual career fair

Posted at 6:40 AM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 06:58:51-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Looking for a job is a job in itself.

With 650,000 unemployment claims across the state of Florida, upcoming college graduates are swimming in uncharted territory.

The class of 2020 is entering the worst hiring season since the 2008 financial crisis.

They’ve seen internships canceled and in-person interviews postponed.

Tallahassee Community College is adjusting by preparing their students for virtual interviews.

On Wednesday, the Florida Association of Colleges and Employers are holding a state-wide virtual career fair.

Students will have a chance to meet with recruiters from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and then again from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.

The TCC career center put together a power point presentation to give their students the best chance at securing a job.

“First pre-register for the event then we want to review their resume with them,” said Christy Mantzanas, TCC's Career Development & Employer Engagement Coordinator. “We will help them work through their elevator pitch and what their introductions should sound like. We will also help them configure some questions, some really thoughtful and meaningful questions that they can chat with the employers about during the event.”

Nearly 20 employers are taking part in including Northwestern Mutual and The U.S. Department of State.

“Well the success I think would be determined by the preparation in the time you spend preparing,” said Mantzanas. “If you’ve had a one on one consultation with us or attended our virtual walk in hours you will be really ahead of the curve. If you have your resume prepared, three thoughtful questions in your introduction I think those three things would make you very successful at the event.”

This job fair is also open to FAMU and Florida State Students. Click here, to register for the event