Highland Community College hosts annual Job Fair

FREEPORT  -- The 2016 Highland Community Job Fair will be held on Wednesday, March 30, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, March 31, from 9 a.m. to noon. Current students, graduates and area residents seeking employment are all invited to attend. This free event is an excellent networking opportunity for job seekers, typically featuring more than thirty employers in northern Illinois.

The 2016 Job Fair will be held in the Newell Room, located on the second floor of the Student/Conference Center in room H-201. Business Casual attire is highly recommended at the Job Fair.

An optional presentation entitled "Best Practices for Your Job Search" will be held on Wednesday evening during the Job Fair from 6 p.m. to 6:50 p.m. in room H210 of the Student/Conference Center. Learn from community employers best practices for landing a job in 2016. These panelists will answer your questions and offer expert advice, with a focus on effective resumes and cover letters, personal presentation skills, interviewing and job hunting.

Job Fair Preparation on Saturday, March 26 in the HCC Community Services Center

This 3-hour retreat will feature job fair tips and strategies such as personal presentation skills, building effective resumes and cover letters, and conclude with a resume and cover letter open lab, where Career Service staff will assist you with finalizing your resume and cover letter for the Job Fair. Register here . (Must create a free account and log in to RSVP.)

Job Fair Follow-Up on Saturday, April, 2 in the HCC Community Services Center

This 3-hour retreat will take place the week after the job fair and will focus on how to follow-up on your leads received at the main event. Topics covered will include: how to complete online applications, social media no-no's, and soft skill and interviewing technique development. Register here  . (Must create a free account and log in to RSVP.)

To request special accommodations for individuals with disabilities, call 815.599.3678 by Friday, March 25. For more information regarding the 2015 Job Fair, please call 815.599.3536, or email

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Freeport, IL 61032-9341

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