With unemployment on the rise, the job market is an increasingly competitive place.
A two or four year degree teaches students the skills they need to do a specific job. But having a degree doesn't mean you'll find one.
Johnnie Murwar just graduated from Rock Valley College with an Electronic Engineering degree. Now he is out in the job market, and he wants tips on which jobs to apply for, and what to say if he's lucky enough to get an interview. "I may do the mock interview just to see how it goes," said Murwar
Rasmussen College invited students, recent grads, or people just looking for a job to the Clock Tower Resort today for a free career expo. People received practical advice on job hunting, and even learned how to use the social networking site 'LinkedIn'.
"Not only are we offering them the opportunity to meet with local employers, but also to even mock interview and have their resumes reviewed so they can feel a little bit more confident in their job search and in the skills that they have as they approach employers looking for work," said Jamie Hintz, Rasmussen College Career Services Advisor.
Experts say interviewing is often times the hardest part. They say you should always dress your best, and know your strengths and weaknesses.
Job seekers got to go through mock interviews to learn what is best to do and not to do in a real interview.
"And then after that, we'll go through and I'll highlight...'Ok here's something that you could have said that would have really highlighted some strengths in that area...Would've made you stand out a little bit more.,'" said Kym Blanton, mock interviewer for the event.
The event also gave job seekers the opportunity to meet with 50 local companies looking for potential employees.
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