Job search and strategy skills are an essential asset to have as a worker today. In Central Texas, where many newcomers arrive each day looking for work, there’s a great demand for knowing the practical steps to take toward improving chances of getting a job.

For older workers looking for employment opportunities or those who are just wanting to enhance their career-building and job-interviewing skills, a series of job expos are being held throughout Austin in 2017. AARP Texas is among sponsors for the events that will be hosted by AustinUP, a local nonprofit group.

The free-to-attend job expos to be held monthly and at various locations will feature employers looking for potential part-time and full-time candidates. There’ll also be expert speakers with advice on topics like job-interviewing, the do’s and don’ts of resume writing, and how to dress for success. Other resources will include information on how to search for a job in the digital age using online jobsites, and ways to identify age discrimination in the workplace or during a job interview.


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A job expo takes place from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, March 28, at the Affinity at Wells Branch, 14508 Owen Tech, in Austin. Please register to attend at this site: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/march-austinup-55-in-atx-job-fair-tickets-32271202034?aff=erelexpmlt.

Other Austin-area expos will be held on April 20, May 16, June 13, July 20, Sept. 6, Oct. 23, and Nov. 9. For details and to register to attend any of those free events, visit this listing from AustinUP: http://www.austinup.org/55-in-atx-job-fair-series/

— By Amber Binford

 

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