COMMITTEE SPOTLIGHT: Programs & Networking 2012 PSGCNJ Job Fair – Featuring a “Great Diversity of Candidates”

By Rick Verbanas and Cynthia Lewis

After a four-month blitz by PSGCNJ, the 2012 Job Fair held at the Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) was the most successful and well-organized career fair to date. Over 200 job seekers and nearly 30 diverse companies attended what was described as a “well organized event. It was a great source of potential applicants.”

Among the companies present were; Alpine Business Systems, Prudential, The Port Authority of NY and NJ, TD Bank, Bonnie Brae, Benjamin Moore Paints, Bio NJ, The Home Depot, Informatic Technologies, Telcordia Technologies, Devereux Foundation, LifeCell, The Execu|Search Group and more than a dozen more.

The companies who exhibited had the following to say after the event:

“Yet again another great turnout.”

“Job fair was very well done. Good turnout of customers and vendors.”

“Great diversity of candidates. Everyone from PSGCNJ was professional and helpful to us.”

“A lot of great candidates. Good location.”

“Excellent job, great service. Very organized. Well put together. Very professional.”

“All the attendees were very professional and well prepared.”

The overall success of the event was due to a collaborative effort from each of the PSGCNJ committees. Including planning, contacting companies, handling logistics, creating marketing materials, training proper etiquette, developing and administrating candidate profiles Each committee contributed their particular expertise.

At the time this issue went to press, some attendees are reporting they are being contacted for interviews. One pleased PSGCNJ member, Frances Chaves, was invited to meet with one of the companies she met at the Job Fair. “This was my first job fair. I didn’t know what to expect from attending but, I’m delighted to have heard from Bonnie Brae and look forward to meeting with them,” Chaves said.

Remember, just as you would follow up with a hiring manager after an interview, be sure to follow up with those potential employers you met at the Job Fair.

PSGCNJ would also like to acknowledge and thank the New Brunswick PSGCNJ for their participation in the planning for this event and to the RVCC for allowing use of their facilities.

If you receive an interview or job offer from any of the companies who exhibited at the PSGCNJ Job Fair, please email cynlewsmith.nj@verizon.net for tracking purposes.

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