Employment Guide sponsors job fair

This week in business

Event includes seminars on resume-writing, interviewing tactics

Baltimore-Washington Chamber offers motivational talk for salespeople

April 12, 2004|By Jacqueline Seaberg | Jacqueline Seaberg,Baltimoresun.com Staff

More than 50 recruiters will come together Wednesday for the Employment Guide Job Fair at the Baltimore Convention Center.

The free event, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., will feature representatives of such organizations as AFLAC, American Express Corp., the American Red Cross, Baltimore International College, Enterprise Rent-A-Car Inc., MBNA Corp., MCI Inc., Southwest Airlines and Yellow Transportation.

As many as 2,500 job-seekers are expected to attend, said Howard Kershner, general sales manager at the Employment Guide. "Be prepared to interview," he said.

The fair also includes two seminars that will be sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor: "How to Sell Yourself" at 11 a.m. and "How to Write a Resume" at 1 p.m. In addition, the Resume Doctor will critique resumes from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

For more information, call 410-247-6290, ext. 235, or visit www.employmentguide.com.

Other business events this week include:

Monday: The 2004 Maryland General Assembly session ends at midnight.

The Chesapeake Chapter of the Risk Management Association will sponsor a Credit Breakfast on "Operational Risk: An Overview and Open Discussion," at the Columbia Hilton from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. For more information, visit www.rmachesapeake.org or call 301-725-3540.

Tuesday: The American Marketing Association is sponsoring a breakfast seminar on "The Marketing Plan: A Blueprint for Success" at the National Aquarium from 8 to 10 a.m. Sylvia Konkel, vice president of marketing and customer information for EU Services Inc. in Rockville, is the presenter. For more information, send an e-mail to rsvp@amabaltimore.org, call 410-276-0027 or visit www.amabaltimore.org/events.

The Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce will present a seminar on the "Family and Medical Leave Act Requirements: How We Handle Intermittent Leave" at the chamber's offices in Towson. The session will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 410-825-6200 or visit www.baltcountycc.com.

The Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs is having a reception for Assistant Secretary of State Roger F. Noriega at the World Trade Center, 401 E. Pratt St. The event begins at 5:15 p.m. Visit www.bcfausa.org/dsp/noriega.html or call 410-727-2150 for more information.

Area restaurants are providing samples of their finest cuisine at the Taste of Catonsville, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., at the Bloomsbury Community Center. For more information and driving directions, visit /www.maryland.com/calendar/search/?A=event&eventID=1535.

Wednesday: The Baltimore-Washington Chamber of Commerce is presenting "How to Be Memorable." The session is part of its series of monthly motivational meetings for salespeople and business owners. The event is from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. at the BWCC Office in Laurel. Call 301-725-4000 or visit www.baltwashchamber.org for more information.

The Maryland Small Business Development Center is sponsoring a workshop on how to "Smart-Start Your Business," which discusses legal business entities, taxes, insurance and business planning. The workshop is from 6 to 9 p.m. at the PSA Financial Center in Lutherville. For more information, call 410-704-5001 or visit /www.new.towson.edu/sbdc/training/.

Two University of Maryland-Baltimore County student organizations, the Newman Club and Rock for Life are holding a pro-life speaker night at 7:30 at the UC Ballroom. Maryland Sen. Andrew Harris and speaker Vera Faith Lord will be featured. For more information, send an e-mail to cat8@ubmc.edu.

Thursday: It's Tax Day.

Maryland's Economic Development Association will present the MIDAS Spring Conference at the Hippodrome Theatre, 12 N. Eutaw St., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kevin Plank, chief executive of Under Armour Performance Apparel Inc., will be the keynote speaker. A tour of the newly restored Hippodrome will follow. For more information, visit www.midasmd.com/meetings/aprilregg.htm.

The Maryland Advisory Commission on Manufacturing Competitiveness will sponsor regional meetings at the College of Southern Maryland's La Plata Campus, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 410-767-6869 or visit www.new.towson.edu/sbdc/.

Friday: The Maryland-Washington Contractors' Association will hold its 2004 Spring Membership Breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at The Forum, 4210 Primrose Ave. in Baltimore. Mayor Martin O'Malley will be the speaker. For more information, call 410-243-4864 or visit www.ci.baltimore.md.us/government/minority/index.html.

Originally published April 12, 2004, 9:40 AM EDT

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