FAIRFIELD — Get offline and get in line, advises organizers of the Fall Job and Internship Fair that’s scheduled Nov. 6 at Solano Community College – a message a college official says reflects the reality that a face-to-face interview still counts even in the era of electronic communications.
That personal interaction will happen at the job fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fairfield campus, 4000 Suisun Valley Road, Building 1400, said Patricia Young, career center coordinator for the college district.
“It takes meeting in person,” Young said, “to know you would be a good fit for the company.”
Texts, emails and other electronic images haven’t changed that, she said. Even though job applications usually start online, the in-person interview follows.
“You still have to know how to engage in person,” Young said.
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, the Vallejo Police Department and the Community Services Department for the city of Vacaville are among the more dozen employers scheduled to take part in the job fair.
People who attend the job fair are advised to dress for success. For men, that means a suit or shirt and tie with slacks and dress shoes. Women should wear a skirt or pant suit – or dress with nylons and dress shoes, fair organizers advise.
Young said that when 36 Solano College students recently applied for interviews, all were dressed well and “represented the corporate fashion very well.”
“I was very proud,” she said.
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