WATCH: Job seekers find Black Press’s career fair helpful

More than 30 booths were at the event

Red Deer’s Virgil Eatmon has been for looking for a job since summer.

He found Black Press’s first-in-Alberta career fair helpful.

The Extreme Education and Career Fair at Red Deer College’s Cenovus Learning Commons was open from 11 to 3 p.m. Thursday.

“I was just looking for work and I need something to do to pay the bills,” said Eatmon.

“I come from the oilfield, so now I’m trying to look for other trades and go for different options,” he explained.

The Red Deer resident brought two different versions of his resume, one for the trades industry and another for the hospitality industry.

The career fair supporter said there is a need for similar events.

Red Deer resident Debbie Walker has been searching for a job for the past four months. Thursday, she found helpful information at the fair in the caring for the senior population industry.

Linda Murray of Red Deer said career fairs are helpful overall.

“Even if you don’t necessarily find something that interests you, you still have people to touch base with, and know a little bit more about what’s out there,” Murray said.

There were 30 booths at the fair from various presenters. Some of them included RDC, Delmar College, Vancouver Island University, MC College, Bow Valley College, MacEwan University and Burman University.

Some of the industry leaders included Cord, 10 & 2 Driving School and Bravo Target Safety.

Allison Copleston, recruitment adviser at The Good Samaritan Society, was staffing one of the booths, and was in Red Deer from Lethbridge. She said the organization has facilities across Alberta and B.C., including a branch in Rocky Mountain House area.

Thursday was helpful for the recruiter, who found at least seven solid resumes in the nursing industry.

“It’s helpful to have your company name out there also,” said Copleston, adding the Red Deer’s central venue works for the agency.

“It’s also really nice because you can see the personality instead of just on paper, to put a face to a name.”

 

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