By Mason W. Canales
Killeen Daily Herald
Central Texas College will bring 45 employers to Killeen for its Community Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Killeen Civic and Conference Center.
Representatives from law enforcement agencies, banking and financial institutions, real estate companies, area school districts and colleges, the computer and technology industry, media outlets, medical and health care facilities, social services and many others will be present to recruit, according to a CTC news release.
Among those employers are the FBI, Austin Police Department, First Texas Bank, Metroplex Hospital and H-E-B.
“(Job seekers) can see all these vendors in one place and most of them are serious about hiring and recruiting,” said Elaine Riley, the college’s career center director.
“Most of these employers actually have positions right now, and that is why they want to come out and hire.”
The fair has attracted a wider scope of employers this year, as the registration for the fair took place online, Riley said. Promoting the fair on the college’s website drew the attention of some national companies such as Hilton World Wide.
Job seekers also should use the website to do some prefair research, Riley said.
Researching a company helps prospective employees make sure the business is compatible with them and can aid in getting hired, she said.
Dressing to “impress” and bringing multiple copies of resumes also may be beneficial to a job seeker, Riley said.