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Community welcome at college for event

Job seekers planning on attending Medicine Hat College’s upcoming annual career fair can expect a wealth of information and networking opportunities with a wide range of prominent local, regional, national and international employers. The event takes place on Tuesday, November 1 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Centennial Hall foyer and B-Wing hallway.

This year will mark one of the largest career fairs ever held by MHC, with over 60 organizations already registered to participate. With employment and the current labour market on the minds of students and the public alike, the college is pleased to open its doors to the community and help employers meet their recruitment needs.

Exhibitors will be discussing their career and job opportunities, company perks, application process, and offer tips for obtaining employment within their organizations.

“These employers represent a variety of different fields,” said Stuart Riley, coordinator of financial aid and employment at MHC. “Industries such as health and human services, police and security, engineering, oil and gas, business, accounting, finance, construction, trades, administrative, government and marketing will all be represented at the career fair.”

In addition, MHC is also welcoming numerous career-related service providers to the fair. They will offer job seekers support and resources to utilize within their employment search. From resume and cover letter assistance to training workshops and job leads, these organizations provide a variety of comprehensive employment services within the community. For attendees considering heading back to school, MHC staff will have booths set up to offer information on their programs, courses, partnerships, and Entrepreneur Development Centre.

“As we witness the job market starting to turn around, it is becoming more important for job seekers to develop strong networking skills,” said Riley. “Some statistics show that nearly 80% of all jobs are not advertised. Tapping into this hidden job market can give job seekers an edge over their competition and help fine tune their job search strategies.”

With many attendees receiving actual job offers each year at this event, job seekers are asked to come prepared to make the right first impression. Riley suggests that students and job seekers bring several copies of their resume and dress in interview-appropriate clothing.

For more information, visit or call (403) 504-2208.

MHC Career and Information Fair
Medicine Hat College Centennial Hall & B-Wing Hallway
Tuesday, November 1
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Job Fair 2010 addresses the needs of employers in the current economy.

Today’s labour market looks much different than it did a few years ago, and with many employers now having the ability to draw from an unusually large labour pool, employee recruitment and retention has become an entirely new ballgame. With this in mind, the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Medicine Hat College to bring an emphasis on the needs of employers to their Job Fair for 2010.

Executive Director of the Medicine Hat & District Chamber of Commerce, Lisa Kowalchuk, commented that “this is a valuable event for employers looking to recruit in the next year. Not only does it afford them an opportunity to attract quality employees, but also a chance to gain insight and knowledge that will help them effectively select new employees and streamline their recruitment processes.”

Several new components have been added to this year’s event, including a networking breakfast for employers from 10:00 – 11:00 AM, followed by a keynote presentation by Charmaine Hammond, an internationally renowned speaker, author, instructor, and business owner from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The focus of Hammond’s presentation will be ‘Igniting Resilience” and will provide insight on how to handle change and uncertainty in today’s economy. THE JUMP – Read the rest of this entry »



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