NOVATO / KENTFIELD, CA—College of Marin (COM) is one of several colleges and workforce services collaborating in a Virtual North Bay Regional Job Fair on April 8. Students, alumni, and community job seekers will benefit from a broad audience and pool of resources created through this regional association, which includes Workforce Alliance of the North Bay (WANB) and CareerPoint MARIN. This virtual event runs from noon to 4 p.m., Thursday, April 8, 2021.
Job seekers will have easy access to more than 95 North Bay businesses and recruiters. This virtual format is different than a traditional on-site job fair, where a lot of time is spent waiting in lines, resume in hand. “The goal is to have job seekers enter virtual booths and connect with employers and job opportunities that align with their career and future aspirations,” said COM Career Services Coordinator Alex Jones.
The collaboration is a way for COM to further assist, train, and guide students, alumni, and community members into careers for which they have studied, that they are passionate about, and that meet the region’s needs. Registrants can explore businesses, apply for jobs, network, and practice self-introductions.
The highly interactive platform has been designed so job seekers can network efficiently, entering one booth while maintaining ongoing conversations with others. Attendees are encouraged to dress for success and be prepared for interviews.
“It’s possible that, post-pandemic, many businesses will adopt a hybrid model, so being able to navigate the virtual world along with the real world is the up-and-coming skill set,” Jones said.
Employer participants include agencies and business from government, healthcare, hospitality, fitness, technology, finance, and more.
For additional information contact Katheryn Horton, director of workforce programs, (707) 529-8522.