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Holiday Employment

3 Easy Tips for Finding Work at Christmas (More Quickly)

If you’ve been out lately, you’ll have noticed some changes in your local high street. The werewolf masks and jack o’lanterns have all gone and in their place, coloured baubles, fairy lights and tinsel have appeared.

I know what you’re thinking: a tad premature perhaps?. And in fairness, you may have a point.

Yet, strange as it may seem, all the evidence suggests that Christmas is almost upon us.

Before you know it, carols will fill the air and there will be mince pies and festive cheer in abundance – not to mention a sleigh-load of Christmas jobs!.

Wait a minute, I hear you asking, did you say jobs?

I most certainly did.

With everybody out and about looking for presents and generally spending money like there’s no tomorrow, it’s going to take you twice as long to buy milk in your local supermarket. But it also means job seekers can look forward to a bonanza of seasonal employment opportunities.

Here we give you three simple tips to help you get your hands on the best job opportunities the festive season has to offer.

1. Make the Most of Your Natural Interests

Most seasonal jobs – e.g. shop assistant, personal shopper, gift wrapper, waiter, warehouse worker, etc – don’t require a great deal in the way of specialist knowledge or training.

Accordingly, the requirements for these jobs tend to be fairly generic, mainly focusing on a candidate’s personal qualities – i.e. attention to detail, punctuality and accuracy, a white beard (hang on, sorry, those are just the Father Christmas ads!)

This means, of course, that the competition will be fierce. So, with this in mind, our first tip for success in your Christmas job search is to focus on your natural interests.

Essentially, this means looking for work in sectors you are familiar with or knowledgeable about.

Want a practical example?

Well, if you’re a technology buff, you shouldn’t be looking for work in a perfume shop. It would mean having to learn about a sector you are unfamiliar with, which is easier said than done. And if you end up applying anyway, the chances are you’ll find yourself passed over in favour of other candidates whose knowledge of the sector is better than yours.

Instead, you should try responding to ads for vacancies in electronics shops, where you can put your personal interests to good use. Potential employers will be much more likely to take you on if they realize they won’t have to explain everything to you – particularly if your knowledge of the products is as good as (or even better than) their own!

This rule applies across the board. Basically, whether your passion is fashion, video games, books, or music, focus on job offers related to your areas of interest – and don’t forget to draw attention to your specialist knowledge in your application.

2. Look at All Job Offers – Both Online and Offline.

Once you’ve decided the area you’re going to concentrate on, you need to start looking for job offers.

To make sure you don’t miss out on a single opportunity, you need to look both on and offline.

For online searches, a useful resource are job search engines, which conveniently bring together all of the job vacancies advertised online in one place (one of them is Jobbydoo:  https://www.jobbydoo.com).

This means that with a single search you can get a good overview of the opportunities available. And applying for the jobs you’re interested in can be done with just a few clicks of the mouse. If you want to make a start right now, check out the Christmas job opportunities Jobbydoo has selected for you: https://www.jobbydoo.com/christmas-jobs

But the web is not the be-all-and-end-all of the Christmas jobs market.

Smaller businesses may decide not to use the internet, but instead to fill a vacant position locally. This will usually mean advertising their vacancy by putting up a sign in their window, or else relying on word of mouth.

To make sure you don’t miss out on these offline opportunities, the best approach is to go from shop to shop with your CV, asking whether they need help over the holiday period. Ideally these will be shops you use regularly since, if they already know you, this will increase the likelihood of them considering you for the position.

So now you know how to look for work and where.

Coming right up, tip number three will show you when

3. Start Now!

If you’re reading this article and thinking that your Christmas job search can wait a while, then you couldn’t be more wrong!

In reality, now is the time to start looking. Companies will have factored in the time they need to train up new hires to ensure they have a well-oiled team in place by the time the Christmas rush begins. Meaning their recruitment drive is starting right now.

Another reason for starting your job search now is that timing really is of the essence for these kinds of jobs.

These are companies in a hurry, who don’t have time to hang around waiting. This means, very often, that the candidates who reply first to job ads have a big headstart over the competition. Basically, the sooner you start, the better chance you have.

So don’t waste any more time and start looking for your Christmas job right now!

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Northern Colorado Premier Job Fair Announced

NoCoNet Job Fair Coming to Northern Colorado

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Fort Collins, CO: October 16, 2017 – Northern Colorado Networking Group (NoCoNet) , Northern Colorado’s premier job searching group,  announced today that it has reached its goal of recruiting top employers for the October 16 Job Fair. More than 30+ different employers looking to actively fill positions in Northern Colorado along with Nationwide recruiting and regional job firms.

Job Seekers, don’t miss Northern Colorado’s premier job fair on Monday, October 16, 2017, held at Faith Church, 3920 South Shields Street in Fort Collins.  This free job fair is hosted by the Northern Colorado Networking Group, NoCoNet. Attending job seekers will find direct interaction with over 30 diverse employers looking to fill positions in Northern Colorado. Companies from a variety of industries looking for a variety of skill sets will be there. Doors open for Veterans and NoCoNet members at 9:30, with free access to the general public from 10:30 – 12:30.  For more information, visit noconet.org, and click on “Job Fairs”.

“We are also pleased to provide Veterans early access, along with our active membership, to the participating employers and recruiters” said {ELT Member}, NoCoNet’s 2017 Coordinator and Employee Liaison Chair. Veterans, who bring ID, such as a military card or DD form 214, will have one hour before general admission of the public.

NoCoNet Job Fair is a free event on:
October 16, 2017  – Begins at 9:30 for Veterans and NoCoNet Members – 10:30 for the General Public
Faith Church Conference Center
3920 South Shields, Fort Collins, CO.

About NoCoNet

NoCoNet is the premier networking and skill-building organization for job seekers in Northern Colorado providing a free unparalleled resource for Employers and Recruiters seeking skilled local talent for full-time, contract, part- time, and temporary positions. NoCoNet membership consists primarily of highly-experienced, degreed professionals and certified skilled workers who represent most major disciplines and seek to advance their careers. Membership is free.

Additional information can be found at http://www.noconet.org

 

 

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October 2017 Denver Area Job Fair Schedule

Attend a Denver Job Fair This October!

More Job and Career Fairs than I can recall during the last 8 or 9 years – Don’t miss out!  Here is the October 2017 Job Fair Schedule.

Job Fair at the Outlets – Castle Rock
Friday, October 6th and Saturday, October 7th, 2017

10 AM start time Friday and 8 PM start time Saturday
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5050 Factory Shops Blvd Castle Rock 80108
Register Here

The Hemp and Cannabis Career Fair – Denver
Saturday, October 7th, 2017

11:30 AM until 3:30 PM
Cultivated Synergy – 2901 Walnut Street
Learn More Here

Colorado Springs Job Fair
Monday, October 9th, 2017

7 PM until 10 PM
Clarion Hotel and Conference Center
314 West Bijou Street
Learn More Here

Career Fair at the Solar Decathlon – Denver
Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

12 Noon until 3 PM
61st and Pena Station on RTD’s University of Colorado A Line – In the Education Tent
Register Here

Fall Career Fair – Aurora
Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

9 AM until 12 Noon
14980 East Alameda Drive
Little A, B and C Rooms
Learn More Here

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Job Fair
Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

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6:30 PM until 9 PM
Colorado Convention Center – 700 14th Street – Denver
Register Here

Hire Live Career Fair – Denver
Thursday, October 12th, 2017

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9 AM until 12:30 PM
Denver Marriott Tech Center
4900 South Syracuse Street – Denver, CO 80237
Register Here

Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing Hiring Event
Thursday, October 12th, 2017

1 PM until 3 PM
6974 South Lima Street 80112
Learn More Here

Multi Industry Job Fair – Golden
Thursday, October 12th, 2017

1 PM until 3 PM
Jeffco Human Services Building
3500 Illinois Street Suite 1600
Learn More Here

Path To Payday Job Fair – Denver
Thursday, October 12th, 2017

11:30 AM until 1:30 PM
3815 Steele Street Denver
Register Here

Path to Payday Job Fair – Denver
Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

11 AM until 1 PM
Westside Workforce Center 1200 Federal Blvd 1st Floor
Learn More Here

Denver Career Fair – United Career Fairs
Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

6 PM until 8 PM
Doubletree by Hilton Denver Tech Center
7801 East Orchard Road 80111
Register Here

Expo Experts Denver Technology, Engineering & Security Clearance Fair
Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

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10 AM until 2 PM
Double Tree by Hilton Denver – 7801 East Orchard Road – Greenwood Village 80111
Learn More Here

The Professional & Diversity Job Fair of Denver
Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

10 AM until 1 PM
Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Stapleton
4444 North Havana Street Denver 80239
Register Here

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

5 PM until 9 PM
Location to be announced
Learn More Here

National Career Fair – Denver
Wednesday, October 26th, 2017

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11 AM until 2 PM
Holiday Inn Denver Cherry Creek
455 South Colorado Blvd.
Register Here

Denver Job Fair at Manual High School
Saturday, October 28th, 2017

10 AM until 12 Noon
Manual High School
1700 East 28th Avenue
Register Here

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Focus Reentry to Host 2nd Chance Benefit Dance

Please join Focus Reentry for our 2nd Annual Second Chance Dance on September 16 with live music by Bluezhouse, catering by Escoffier, and Special MC Gabrielle Bryant.  Tickets start at $50.  We are trying to get people to sign up as soon as possible.

When: September 16th, 2017 from 6:30-9:30pm
Where: Boulder Elks Lodge, 3975 28th Street, Boulder, CO 80301
When: September 16th, 2017 from 6:30-9:30pm
Where: Boulder Elks Lodge, 3975 28th Street, Boulder, CO 80301

Since 2005, Focus Reentry has paired dedicated community mentors with men and women in the Boulder County Jail. Focus mentors are a presence, a partner who will always be there when it seems the rest of the world has turned its back.

For many people behind bars, the real punishment often begins on the day of release. Our clients have often lost their job, their home, and their support network. And they must try to start over under the hostile gaze of a society that judges them in an instant, ignoring their education, their talents and their basic humanity. At the same time, failing to find employment, safe housing, adequate medical care, and positive support can and does lead right back to jail. It happens all the time.

At Focus Reentry we believe things can be better. With just a little help along the way, we know that many people emerging from jail can clear those obstacles and rebuild a productive and satisfying life on the outside. Sometimes it takes surprisingly little.

We run a lean operation, with heavy reliance on our volunteers. But recruiting and training volunteers, assisting clients, overseeing the relationship, and continuing to improve our program does take money. And that’s where you come in!

Click here to Buy Tickets – or on the Image Above

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New Local Based Former Felon Assistant Site

“Remerg” Rich in Transition Resources

Best advice is to visit this site and view their new “how-to” video presenting a deep listing of resources for those re-entering the public from corrections. – Click on the image above

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Colorado Front Range Career Fairs – Week of March 13th, 2017

Colorado Springs Job Fair
Monday, March 13th, 2007

11 AM until 2 PM
Clarion Hotel 314 West Bijou Street 80905
Learn More Here

Colorado Career Project – Denver
Monday, March 13th, 2017

10 AM until 3 PM
Auraria Campus Tivoli Center
Register Here

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Connecting Tech Talent to Opportunity – Job Fair
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

8 AM until 5:30 PM
McNichols Event Center – 144 West Colfax Ave. 80202
Register Here 

Denver Workforce Services Job Fair, Denver
Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

11 AM until 2 PM
Denver Workforce Center at Westside – 1200 Federal Blvd. First Floor
Register Here

Charter Schools Teacher Job Fair – Lafayette
Saturday, March 18th, 2017

Peak to Peak Charter School
800 Merlin Drive Lafayette
Learn More Here

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Denver Area Job Fairs – Week of March 6th, 2017

Three Career Fairs This Coming Week!

Coast-To-Coast Job Fair – Colorado Springs
Monday, March 6th, 2017

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11 AM until 2 PM
The Clarion Hotel & Conference Center
314 West Bijou Street – Colorado Springs 80905
Register Here

City Year Alumni Job Fair – Denver
Monday, March 6th, 2017

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Job fair for current City Year Americorps members and City Year Alumni
4:45 PM until 7 PM
Spring Institute – 1373 Grant Street – Denver 80203
Learn more here

Hire Live Denver Job Fair
Thursday, March 9th, 2017

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9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Denver Marriott Tech Center – 4900 S. Syracuse Street – Denver, CO
Register Here