Whether job seekers are searching for that first post-graduation job or planning to change professional directions with a new career, attending a career or job fair can sometimes be the best bet for finding the right new role. There are several upcoming career or job fairs in Tampa Bay that can connect job seekers in the Tampa and St. Petersburg areas with the industry leaders and resources who can help open doors for new hires. Here are a few:
Wednesday, May 6: Pinellas Career Fair
Bright House Field
601 Coachman Road, Clearwater
Title sponsors include Bright House Networks, Home Shopping Network (HSN), Tradewinds resort hotel, and Center for Technology Training. Open to the general public.
Employer exhibitors include:
Wednesday, May 6: Tampa Career Fair
- Big Brothers & Big Sisters
- Bright House Networks
- Eckerd College
- GSP Marketing
- H&T Global Circuit
- Hydro Dyne Engineering
- Kannon Heath Services
- Lakeside Oaks Care Center
- Pinellas County Schools
- Pride Staff
- Teachers R Us
- Utica College
- Vology Inc
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Doubletree by Hilton Tampa Westshore Airport
4500 West Cypress St., Tampa
Sponsors include MetLife, Southern Green, Dress for Success Tampa Bay, Mary Kay and Fleetistics. Can't make it? Tampa Career Fair will also be held on August 18, 2015.
Thursday, May 14: FCC Statewide Career Fair
10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
University of Central Florida, Orlando
The Annual Statewide Job Fair at the University of Central Florida in Orlando offers employers the unique opportunity to recruit graduates and alumni from Florida’s state universities all at one centrally located event. More than 150 employers typically attend to meet and recruit students and alumni who are seeking fulltime, professional positions.
Monday, June 8: Tampa Bay Job Fair
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Holiday Inn Tampa Westshore Airport
700 N. Westshore Blvd, Tampa
Sponsored by the Tampa Bay Times. Free admission, free parking. No pre-registration required. Over 50 local employers will be in attendance.
Wednesday, June 17: Job Fair Tampa
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore Hotel
2225 N. Lois Ave., Tampa
Business professional attire and resume required.
Tips for job seekers from the Tampa Bay Job Fair:
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- Wear proper business attire.
- Bring at least 20 copies of your resume.
- Arrive with a positive attitude.