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By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,SUN STAFF | July 28, 2004
Antwon Ash, power-suited and bright-eyed, set up behind a table before the start of a job fair yesterday and prepared to talk career opportunities. Except he was looking, not offering. Frederick County is trying a role reversal as it brings employers and would-be employees together: Recruiters are the ones walking from booth to booth, instead of waiting for people to come to them. Job fairs, like want ads, are a long-standing tradition and they're largely the same wherever you go. But here and there, organizers are putting new spins on the ritual: job-seekers giving speeches, bringing in displays, logging onto the Web for a virtual experience.
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BUSINESS
By Eileen Ambrose and Eileen Ambrose,SUN STAFF | September 2, 2002
This Labor Day, job seekers are more likely to find that it takes longer to find work, the pay may not be as much and the competition is greater, employment specialists say. "It's a tough time for workers right now. We're in the midst of the highest unemployment since the early 1990s. There is a risk that it may continue to go in a jobless recovery pattern," said John Challenger, chief executive officer of Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc., an outplacement firm in Chicago. On Friday, the Labor Department will release its employment report for August.
BUSINESS
October 12, 1997
Do the homework: Many job seekers apparently don't bother to learn much about the companies or industries they're applying to. Sixty percent of executives surveyed by Accountemps, an employment company, reported that applicants rarely indicate in their cover letters that they know anything about the company or industry. And 38 percent of the executives reported that even at the interview stage, job candidates rarely display such knowledge. Max Messmer, the chairman of Accountemps, suggests job seekers do some homework before they start applying for a job.Pub Date: 10/12/97
BUSINESS
By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2013
An educational testing firm is planning a job fair Friday for positions at its new facility in Baltimore County. Prometric says the event is scheduled for 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Hampton Inn Baltimore/White Marsh, located at 8225 Town Center Drive. The company is hiring customer-service employees for its new location in White Marsh. Job seekers should bring copies of their resume and be prepared to meet recruiters and hiring managers, the firm said. The company has corporate headquarters in Canton, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of ETS. People also can search for Prometric jobs at prometric.submit4jobs.com . alisonk@baltsun.com twitter.com/aliknez Text NEWS to 70701 to get Baltimore Sun local news text alerts
NEWS
July 19, 2005
Maryland New Directions, a nonprofit career counseling center at 611 Park Ave. in Mount Vernon, is offering workshops for job seekers. From 10 a.m. to noon today, participants can learn to write or improve a resume. A seminar on answering difficult questions during interviews is planned from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday. A workshop for ex-felons from 10 a.m. to noon July 26 will focus on discussing one's legal history with an employer. Information: 410-230-0630.
NEWS
January 18, 2014
As I've followed the news about the scandal surrounding New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, I am probably not alone in being moved by one of the stories that emerged from the release of emails among his staff. A woman had complained to The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey that her husband, who had been out of work for more than a year, was 40 minutes late to his first day at a new job because he was caught in the traffic jam on the George Washington Bridge. I wince thinking about that man watching the minutes tick by and knowing that his chances of making a positive impression on a long sought-after job were diminished.
NEWS
March 2, 2005
JOB HELP Tomorrow Early-intervention workshop: a free daylong session for job seekers on cover letters and resumes; 10 a.m., 175 Post Office Road, Waldorf. Registration: Marc Himmelberger, 301-645-8714, ext. 310. Thursday Summer Jobs Fair: 10 a.m., Northeast High School, 1121 Duvall Highway, Pasadena. Sponsored by Anne Arundel County public schools. Information: Jacqueline Dunn, 410-225-9600. Monday Getting Hired 101: a free orientation session for job services by Maryland Workforce Exchange; 9:30 a.m., 7060 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia.
NEWS
April 5, 2006
Productive work place set as topic Friday As part of a series at Howard Community College sponsored by Howard Bank, author John Izzo will share stories and ideas about creating an engaging and productive workplace at a luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Kittleman Room of the college's Instructional Lab Building (ILB 100), 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. He will discuss "Awakening the Soul at Work: What Great Workplaces Teach Us and How to Become One." Izzo, author of Awakening Corporate Soul: For Paths to Unleash the Power of People at Work, will sign books after the luncheon and will offer a workshop, "Servant Leadership: the Secrets of Great People Leaders" from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in ILB 100. The cost for the luncheon is $35; for the luncheon and workshop, $50. Information or to reserve a place: 410-772-4814.
BUSINESS
By Timothy J. Mullaney and Timothy J. Mullaney,SUN STAFF | March 20, 1996
About 7,000 people crowded into the club level of Oriole Park at Camden Yards yesterday for the Baltimore Sun Career Fair, an event that brought 71 employers and an array of job-hunting services from the state Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation into one place.The event, a joint venture between the newspaper and the state, started last year and is now held twice a year, said Karen Stabley, director of new business development for The Sun. The fair is designed as a public service, to give advertisers new ways to reach job seekers and as a way to capture revenue for The Sun.Labor Department spokesman Marco K. Merrick said the organizers had to turn away employers who wanted to set up a booth at the fair, for which they paid $1,200 or more.
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