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February 19, 2021

Job seekers can now register to take part in the region’s largest job fair. The Grey Bruce Virtual Job Fair is being held on Wednesday, March 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  

Register at grey.ca. Registration is open until March 5 and is required to attend. 

The Grey Bruce Virtual Job Fair is being hosted on an online career platform connecting job seekers with employers in a seamless experience with one-on-one text and video chats.  Over 125 local employers are taking part with over 1,500 jobs available. 

Multiple sectors will be represented at the job fair, offering a range of full- and part-time opportunities. Some of the registered employers include MacLean Engineering, Chapman’s Ice Cream, Grey Bruce Health Services, The Miller Group, Bluewater District School Board, Bruce Power and Scandinave Spa.    

The 2021 Grey Bruce Virtual Job Fair is a partnership between Grey County, Bruce County, YMCA Employment Services, VPI Solutions, the Four County Labour Market Planning Board, Georgian College, the City of Owen Sound and the Grey Bruce Local Immigration Partnership. 

Sponsorship from Communitech, Digital Main Street, FedDev and the Regional Tourism Marketing Organization 7 is making this event possible by covering the costs of this innovative, user friendly virtual platform and creative marketing to ensure both job seekers and employers find suitable matches.   

For questions about the job fair, contact Jacinda Rudolph, Economic Development Officer, at jacinda.rudolph@grey.ca or call 519-372-0219 ext. 1270. 

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For media inquiries contact Rob Hatten, Communications Manager, at rob.hatten@grey.ca or 519-372-0219 ext.1235 or 519-373-1592. 

 

Top 10 Virtual Job Fair tips for Employees: 

  1. Create a strong virtual profile.  Ensure your resume is up to date.  
  2. List the types of positions you’re looking for on your profile so it’s easy for employers to find you as a candidate.  
  3. Find out which employers are attending so you can spend your time wisely and speak with everyone you need to during the job fair. Research the company’s websites and learn about the positions available.  
  4. Prepare some talking points in advance. Virtual meetings usually last less than 10 minutes.  
  5. Test out the platform, as well as your audio, video and internet connection prior to the day of to ensure everything is working well.  
  6. Plan where you will be sitting in advance. Find a quiet spot with a neutral background and good lighting.  
  7. Dress professionally. Even though you won’t be meeting employers in person, dress as you would for an in-person interview.  
  8. Arrive on time for all scheduled meetings or interviews. 
  9. Maintain eye contact and practice active listening.  Try to smile and nod naturally as you would during an in-person conversation.  
  10. Ask questions. It’s the best way to show you are interested in the position and the company.

 

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