CAREER & COLLEGE FAIR, October 19, 2017

Jump Start Your Career!

Be one of the many Juniors or Seniors to visit with Colleges and Universities, Technical Colleges, Military Personnel and Business and Industry Representatives at the 3rd Annual #OwnYourFuture-Career & College Fair sponsored by the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce Education Committee. Click to view the 2015 #OwnYourFuture Video.


Thursday, Oct. 19th, 8:30am

272 Lakeview Drive

Commerce, GA

Commerce High School

Tour Agenda

8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Commerce High School

9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Jefferson High School

12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Jackson County High School

1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. East Jackson High School

**Foothills Charter School students may attend during any of these times

5 Ways to Prepare for the Fair

1. Prepare your resume.

2. Learn what you need to know.
3. Plan what to wear.
4. Prepare yourself.
5. Follow up.

1. Prepare Your Resume

Your resume is a sheet of paper that represents you as a professional – and it is the first impression that you present to a recruiter, hiring manager or future employer. But resume writing is not a skill that is taught in school, and once you are ready to start looking for a job, you are left to fend for yourself. Don’t know where to start? Don’t worry, this guide will show you exactly what you need to do to create a professional resume.

Print several copies of your resume to take with you.

2. Learn What You Need to Know

  • View the list of colleges and employers attending on the flyer below
  • Visit our Career Fair Prep Pinterest board to learn what you need to know about navigating the Career Fair, conducting Employer Research & developing your Elevator Pitch!
  • Sample questions to ask

3. Plan What to Wear

Business Professional or Business Casual attire is preferred for this event. Click the buttons below to view great examples of both.

4. Prepare Yourself

How to prepare for Career Fair (..and get a job out of it!)

5. Follow Up

It is very important to follow up with employers you meet at the Part-Time Job Fair. Follow this link for example email follow-up messages.

Take Control and #OwnYourFuture!!