WorkNet Pinellas will be hosting a professional mixer at Ruth Eckerd Hall
in Clearwater on Wednesday, Feb, 16, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The evening affair is not your typical job fair.
"The professional mixer is an invitation-only recruiting event where employers have the opportunity to engage high-caliber professionals who have been invited specifically because their skills meet the requirements of the positions," says Haley Loeun of WorkNet Pinellas.
Loeun says that this is the third year WorkNet has hosted the event, which has between 175-225 job seekers on the guest list. In order to get on the guest list, job seekers must go through the registration process.
"Job seekers interested in attending are encouraged to visit our website
to view the open positions," says Loeun, lead business services recruiter. "Resumes must be submitted via email indicating the position in the subject line. If qualified for the position, a business services recruiter will contact the candidate to discuss their resume and the requirements of the position. Candidates will not receive an invitation to the event until they have submitted a resume and spoken with a recruiter."
Loeun says employers are still signing up; therefore the job postings for candidates will not be visible on WorkNet's website until the beginning of February.
According to Loeun, one of the benefits of the mixer is that, unlike job fairs open to the public where dozens of people may be at a recruiter's table waiting to speak with someone, the limited access allows job seekers more time with employers. It also gives professionals a chance to network with one another in a relaxed, yet professional atmosphere.
Writer: Kimberly Patterson
Source: Haley Loeun, Worknet Pinellas