If you’re looking for a job or looking for a BETTER job, this might be something you want to check out.

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El Paso Community College is hosting a job fair on Wednesday, September 13. Several of the biggest employers in town…The City of El Paso, Texas Tech Health Service, and Walmart to name just a few…will have recruiters there ready to answer questions and take your resume.

Also, on Friday the 8th, Ines Lopez the EPCC Director of Career Services will be on the Buzz Adams Morning Show with even more information.  Ines is scheduled for 8:45 a.m. on Friday.

The Job Fair will be at the Valle Verde campus of EPCC and will be going on from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Again, that’s on Wednesday, September 13.

There are plenty of jobs out there and they also have a variety of positions. They’re looking for full-time employees, part-timers, and interns. No info on whether those internships are paid or unpaid.  That’s a good question for the lady from EPCC when I interviewed her on Friday at 8:45 a.m.

EPCC encourages the applicant to bring their resume and dress professionally.

OK, straight talk for a second. I know not everybody has a professionally done resume ready to go. There are multiple…MULTIPLE.

Emily Slape
Emily Slape

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…FREE sources where you can pick a layout and fill it out. They’re going to want a list of places you’ve worked previously, etc.  It doesn’t have to look like it was done by a lawyer. You can print out the blank form and fill it out in PEN if you want to.

If you have to be vague about gaps in your work history or any legal issues (some of you know what I mean)…then, by all means, BE VAGUE.

A lot of these companies, not just the fast food jobs, are DESPERATE to fill vacancies. DESPERATE. Don’t put anything on your resume that’s self-defeating. They can ask you for additional information if they want to.

Also…KNOW YOUR RIGHTS. This is important.  Don’t limit yourself. There are jobs out there for people with all kinds of backgrounds and qualifications.

As for “dressing professionally” that can mean a lot of different things to different people. America is a more casual place than it was 20 years ago.  If you want to wear a tie, go for it.

I don’t think it’s a deal breaker.  I’m not going to give fashion advice to women so, men…if you’ve GOT a shirt with a collar that doesn’t have the Tasmanian Devil on it, wear that.  Avoid pajamas and anything that could be mistaken for pajamas.

Good luck!

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