Record numbers expected at WTOL/The Blade Job Fair

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(WTOL) - More than 3,500 people packed the Lucas County Rec Center for last year's job fair.

Attendance at the WTOL/The Blade Job Fair on May 1 is expected to be much higher. Also, more than 100 companies will be on hand to talk about jobs and training.

To make sure you get as much as you can out of the experience, Mike Veh from The Source suggests you keep in mind that the first impression you make on a potential employer is very important.

"We're recommending people be prepared with lots of resumes. Make sure they have plenty of time to come out and talk with people and expect to have to wait a little bit," said Mike Veh, with The Source.

Veh also recommends men wear suits and ties and women to dress conservatively.

"The thing to remember is you don't work for that employer yet, and that first impression is going to stick with them," Veh said.

Some of the 100 companies are looking to hire right now. There are also those looking to hire down the road. There are also those like Heritage Health Care, who are looking to do both.

"It depends on what kind of experience they can bring to the table. If they've taken care of someone in their home, they've worked in assisted living. We have a multitude of avenues available to us," said Mona Zahniser, Heritage Health Care.

As you prepare for the job fair, remember: You want to make a lasting first impression and hopefully get the job you've been patiently waiting for.

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