It wasn't a job fair just for students and recent grads, although they are welcome to apply, too. The event chose NC State's McKimmon's Center in Raleigh for the large space inside, and a partnership with the school to use a local professor to also offer workshops to educate applicants on how to get picked at similar job fairs.
"I have a picture linked in already, so I'm going to put that on my resume and highlight a few of my skills because there are so many things you can do on a resume by just highlighting with yellow or reds to make things stand out a little bit more," said job seeker Jeff McDermott.
That's some of the advice McDermott and fellow job seekers picked up from a workshop at the fair. As its name suggests, the fair features a large number of hi-tech jobs with major companies. But, the companies are looking to fill a number of non-tech related positions, too.
"So there's finance jobs, marketing, sales, business development, operations, HR even," explained Brooks Raiford, Pres/CEO NC Tech Assoc.
Raiford said there's a great demand for tech jobs in the Triangle area. In all, 21 companies took part.
"Some companies like Met Life are hiring hundreds and hundreds at one time. Other companies might have a few key openings that are crucial to them, and all it takes is the right person to walk up," said Raiford.
The fair wrapped up Wednesday afternoon, but it's not too late to apply. Learn more at: www.nctechnology.org
The companies involved are:
- Asponte Technologies
- Atlantic BT
- Blue Cross Blue Shield NC
- Bronto Software
- DB Global Technology
- Dude Solutions
- Earthlink Business
- Greene Resources
- LCMS Plus
- ON Event Services
- Resolvit LLC