19th Annual Joliet Regional Job Fair


Highlights

  • Quality candidates with diverse skills and experiences for part-time and full-time employment
  • Internship and volunteer candidates for short-term opportunities
  • All candidates will come prepared with a resume
  • Advertising throughout greater Chicago-land area
  • Company information in Guidebook and on JJC web site
  • Sponsorship opportunities
  • Low registration fee
  • Lunch provided

 

*New for 2017*
Employer Sponsorship Opportunities

Various levels of tax-deductible sponsorship opportunities are available to employers participating in the Joliet Regional Job Fair. Sponsorship will help your company gain extensive visibility and will be instrumental in assisting the Career Services Center with providing quality programs and services to JJC students and community members. Please review the chart below to learn more about sponsorship opportunities and benefits.

If you are interested in sponsoring the Joliet Regional Job Fair, please indicate which level while registering.

PLATINUM - $750 (limit 3) GOLD - $500 (limit 6) SILVER - $250 (unlimited)
All GOLD benefits plus: All SILVER benefits plus:  Benefits:
  • Full page color job fair guidebook ad
  • ​Half page color job fair guidebook ad   (gold level only)
  • ​Company logo in job fair guidebook
  • ​Recognition on job fair digital signage
  • ​Premiere parking space for 2 reps
  • ​Recognition on job fair website
  • ​Concourse table display showcase*
  • ​Two additional lunches at no cost
  • ​Recognition on job fair signage and promotional materials
  • ​Premiere booth location
  • ​On-site interview space during fair

*Sponsorships include the $100 registration fee.

Employer Registration is now CLOSED. Please email careers@jjc.edu or call 815-280-2756 to be added to our waitlist.

Please check Employer Qualifications before registering (see below).

Job Seeker Information

No Registration Required!

  • Highlights

    • RESUME IS REQUIRED to be admitted.  Come prepared with several copies. Links to sample resumes below.
      • JJC students can attend Resume Walk-in Hours May 15th - May 18th from 10am-2pm in the Career Services Center, A1175.
    • Dress Professionally as you would for an interview.
    • Review the web sites of the employers to learn more about the companies listed below, and make a list of those you want to meet.
    • Only job seekers with resumes will be admitted.  Please, no guests.   
    TIPS ON HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF THE JOB FAIR
    Before the job fair:
    • Prepare for the job fair at the JOB FAIR KICKOFF This event is free and open to the public. Attend the Kickoff to receive resume writing assistance, practice introducing yourself to professional HR recruiters, get professional dress, hair and makeup tips, plus so much more.
    • Get Resume Assistance (a resume is required for admittance).    
    Day of the Job Fair:
    • Arrive early and attend our 12:00pm presentation in the upper level presentation room. Learn how to successfully navigate a job fair and make a great impression with employers.
    • For more tips, see Making the Most of the Job Fair.

    Sample resumes:

     

  • Making the Most of the Job Fair

    Steps to Take at the Job Fair

    1. Dress for an interview. Women: comfortable heels, dress or jacket with dress slacks or skirt. Men: Dress shoes, jacket and slacks.
    2. Bring 30-to-40 resumes in a portfolio, small briefcase, folder or large envelope. The portfolio also is handy for carrying all the company information, business cards, etc. that you will pick up during the Job Fair.
    3. Arrive in time to review the information you may be given at the door. Select the companies to visit.
    4. When you arrive at the company's table you selected, there may be a line. When you get to the front, give a 30-second or less presentation. (For example: "My name is... I'm interested in your organization because... What kind of opportunities might exist for someone like me?" etc.)
    5. Leave your resume with the company recruiter.
    6. Make sure you get company information and a business card from all companies of interest to you.
    7. Take notes on your conversations with company recruiters. It will make your follow-up with employers much easier and also allow you to remember important points of the conversation.
    8. Within two weeks after the Job Fair, follow-up with email or phone calls to the recruiters to indicate your interest in specific positions or in working for that company. Those who follow up get the jobs!

     

    Making Contact with Employers

    Common Questions to Expect from Employers
    • Tell me about yourself.
    • Why did you choose to attend/not attend college?
    • What interested you about our organization?
    • Why do you want this position? Why our organization?
    • Why do you think that you will be successful in this field?
    • What are your short-term goals?
    • Tell me about your work experience.
    • What three things are most important to you in a job?
    • What major problems have you encountered and how did you deal with them?
    • Are you willing to travel?
    • What are your strengths/weaknesses?
    Sample Questions to Ask the Job Fair Employer
    • Please describe the positions available in _________.
    • What qualifications are important for this position?
    • What career paths are available after starting in this position?
    • Is relocation/travel required for this position?
    • How can I reach you in order to follow-up on this position?
    • I have a background in _________. Would this qualify me for your position?
    Common Reasons for Rejection
    • Poor personal appearance
    • Lack of planning for career - no goals or purpose
    • Lack of enthusiasm and interest
    • Failure to ask questions
    • Inability to express yourself clearly, poor voice, diction, grammar
    • Timid, lacks sufficient degree of assertiveness
    • Unwilling to relocate
    • Poor eye contact
    • Weak handshake

    Increasing Your Effectiveness

    Start with a strong handshake and a practiced introduction when meeting your first employer. Direct eye contact is also essential when making a first impression. As you introduce yourself include information such as name, college major, work skills and experience, and date available for employment. The recruiter also may ask about your qualifications as they relate to the position, so be ready to discuss several of your strengths.

    Be Flexible

    Be flexible when targeting your employers of interest and manage your time effectively. There may be long lines for the popular employers, especially at the beginning of the Job Fair. Manage your time by visiting other employers until the lines are shorter. Your time at the Job Fair has been well spent if you have visited at least 12 employers during the course of the day.

    Be Open-Minded

    Be open-minded. Employers consider your experience and skills, not just your education. Introduce yourself to the employers even if your experience is not in demand. If they are not hiring for your area of expertise, ask them to forward your resume to the appropriate department in their company. It is also helpful to ask for a contact name in order to follow up in the future.

    Listen Effectively

    Listen effectively when standing in line for a recruiter. You can learn about the position and the employer by listening to what is being said to the person ahead of you in line. Network with other candidates by exchanging information about employers with whom you have made contact.

    Take Notes

    Take notes. Accurate information will be needed for follow-ups done after the Job Fair. Make notes on the company listing as well as ask for a business card and company information from the recruiter with whom you are speaking.

    Follow Up

    Follow up with employers after the job fair. Resumes left behind act as a reminder and reinforce the impression you have made with the recruiter. However, do not rely on the recruiter to contact you after the fair. Identify at least 5 - 10 positions you would like to learn more about and contact the employer by phone or by sending a thank you letter within two weeks of the Job Fair. Initiative is the key to obtaining an offer from an employer you met at the Job Fair.

  • 2017 Employer List for the Joliet Regional Job Fair

    COMPANY POSITIONS AVAILABLE
    Accurate Personnel ​Fork lift; Reach Truck; General Labor; Order Pickers; EPJ Operators; Clerical
    Adams and Associates ​CSIO; Residential Assistant

    Advocate Health Care

    Full-time and Part-time Medical Assistant positions available.
    Aflac ​Independent Benefits Coordinators
    Alden Estates of Shorewood ​Various positions.
    ​ALDI's Filling positions in Joliet, Plainfield and Bolingbrook:  Store Associates & Shift Managers
    ​All Star Management Inc. AKA: Wendy's ​Management; Crew Members
    ​AMR Consulting ​RN's; LPN's; CNA's
    Archer Wire Machine Operator​ Archer_Logo_R1_RGB_Sm.jpg
    ​Armacell ​Maintenance Technician
    ​ARS/Rescue Rooter ​HVAC Service Technician; HVAC Installer; HVAC Installer Helper; Licensed Plumber; Retail Lead Generator ARSRR_MakeItWork_LOGO.BLK Tag.png
    ​Aryzta ​Various positions
    ​ASG Staffing ​Warehouse General Labor
    ​Azimuth LLC ​Various Positions
    ​Barton Staffing ​Forklift; Assembly; General Labor; Pallet Jack
    Behavioral Staffing ​FT and PT Early Childhood Teachers; Special Education Teachers and other Various Positions Behavioral Staffing Logo White Background.jpg
    ​Bethesda Lutheran Communities ​Direct Support Specialists
    Bickford Assisted Living & Memory Care ​RN's; LPN's; Prep Cook bickford logo.jpg
    ​Bridges Moving and Cleaning ​PT Moving and Cleaning Professionals
    ​Bright Horizons Family Solutions ​Various Positions
    BrightStar Care of Naperville ​RN's; LPN's; CNA's
    ​Brookdale Senior Living Solutions ​RN's; LPN's; CNA's
    ​C&W Services ​Mechanical Technicians; Electrical Technicians
    ​Cadence Premier Logistics ​Dispatchers; Mechanics
    ​Cardno ​Seasonal Team Members Cardno_logo_stf_pms.jpg
    ​CAVO Broadband Communications, LLC ​Installation and Repair CAVO logo.jpg
    ​CGC Management, LLC/Hotel Arista/City Gate Grill ​Various Positions
    Chicago Tube and Iron ​Laser Operator

    ChildCare Careers

    Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Assistants and Type 04 Teachers.

    ​CHS Elburn ​Agronomy Operations; Agronomy Sales; Seed Sales; Grain Operations; Grain Merchandising & Procurement; Logistics
    Cintas Corporation Garment Hanger/Inspector 2nd shift; Garment Sorter 2nd shift; Assistant Service Sales Representative.
    Conduent ​Customer Service Representative
    ​Consumer Portfolio Services ​Positions in Collections
    ​Cook County Sheriff's Merit Board ​Cook County Sheriff's Correctional Officer
    ​CoWorx Staffing ​Forklift; Machine Operators; General Warehouse Associates
    Crane Composites ​Production Worker; Customer Service Representative; Inside Sales Representative; Lab Technician CCI 2015 Logo.jpg
    Crown Lift Trucks ​Shop Service Technician; Field Service Technician; Batter & Charger Technician
    Crown Services, Inc. ​Receptionist; Data Entry; Administrative Assistant; Sales Support
    Delta Sonic Car Wash ​Manager Trainees; Technicians; Cahiers/Wash Sales Advisors
    ​DHL Supply Chain ​Forklift Operators; Material Handlers; Group Lead Inventory Clerk; Shuttle Driver Class A
    Digital Forces Corporation ​Web Developer; Level II Network Engineer; Electronic Engineer/Electronic Tech
    ​DNS Exterior Inc. ​Construction Sales
    ​DRF Trusted Property Solutions ​Customer Service Reps; Inside Sales Reps; Sales Supervisor; Billing Clerk; Account Manger
    Dukane Precast, Inc. ​Quality Control Inspectors; Safety Coordinator; Estimating Administrator,; CAD/Drafter; Property Manager; Research and Development Engineer
    Edward Don & Company ​Variety of Positions don logo.jpg
    ​Emerson Automation Solutions - Fisher Lifecycles Services ​Valve Technician; Machinists CORP_RGB_Standard.jpg
    Employment and Employer Services @ Workforce Center of Will County

    ​Forklift Operators; Warehouse Associates

     

    ​Family Heritage ​Sales; Management
    ​Fastenal ​Sales Support
    FCA Floor Covering Associates ​Interior Designers; Sales Associates, Warehouse and Office Support Staff. Arial Logo on Transparent.gif
    ​FedEx ​PT Package Handlers; Loading and Unloading Packages. FedexGround Logo.png
    First Staff Services ​Machine Operators; Assemblers; Material Handlers; CNA's; General Laborers; Office and Administrative Support.
    ​Frito Lay ​Route Sales Representative; Merchandiser; Detailer
    Gateway Foundation ​Residential Substance Abuse Counselors; Cooks
    ​Geodis ​Inventory Specialists; Warehouse Operators; Leader in Training geodis-logo1.jpg
    ​Get Power Now ​Generator Technician
    ​Greater Joliet Area YMCA ​Lifeguard
    ​GreenScape Services ​Lawn Maintenance; Landscape Construction
    ​Growmark, Inc. ​Various Positions
    Help At Home ​Home Care Aids; DCFS drivers; Direct Care Staff
    ​H&R Block ​Seasonal Tax Preparers
    Hollywood Blvd. Cinema ​Servers; Bartenders; Kitchen Staff
    Hollywood Casino ​Busperson; Barporter; Bartender; Cocktail Server; Cooks; Deli Service Worker; Housekeeping; Receiving Clerk
    ​Home Instead Senior Care ​CNA's
    ​Home Owners Bargain Outlet (HOBO) ​Retail Assistant Store Managers; Front End Supervisor; Department Supervisors; Salespeople Hobo_logoHR1.jpg
    ​Homewatch Caregivers ​Home Caregivers; CNA's; Companions; Personal Care
    ​HR Metrics ​Various Positions
    Illinois Valley Industries ​Direct Support Person
    Indian Oaks Academy ​Special Education Teacher; Art Teacher; Substitute Teacher; Teaching Assistant; Intense Education Specialist; Therapist; Case Manager/TLP Case Manager; Night Supervisor
    ​Jewel-Osco ​Store Manager Trainees; Department Manager Trainees
    Joliet Fire Department ​Firefighter positions
    ​Joliet Staffing, LLC ​EPJ; Forklift; Clamp; Reach; Janitorial; Production
    ​Joliet Township High School District 204 ​Teaching; Assistant Principal; Guidance Counselor; Social Worker; Family Engagement Liaisons; IEP Manager; Alternative Program Facilitator
    Joliet Junior College ​Various Positions Primary_purple[1].jpg
    ​Kataaro ​Computer Programmers; Web Site Development; Design/CAD and other various positions.
    Kelly Services ​2nd Shift Warehouse
    Lexington Health Network ​CNA's; LPN's; RN's
    ​Lockport IL Board of Police Commissioners ​Police Officers
    Lloyd Agencies ​Management and Customer Service
    Macy's Logistics and Operations ​Various warehouse positions
    ​Magid ​Customer Service; Finance; Credit; Contract Management; Consignment; Supply Chain; Marketing and Sales Magid Logo.jpg
    ​Mariano's ​Various Positions
    ​McDonald's ​Team Members
    ​Medulla, LLC ​Customer Engagement Representative; Retail Representative; Chiropractic Technician; Doctor of Chiropractic
    MicroTrain Technologies ​Customer Service
    Monarch Landing ​Full-time and Part-time CNA's; Dining Services - Line cooks, short order cooks; Utility Workers
    ​Nalco - An Ecolab Company ​Assemblers Nalco.jpg
    ​NAPA Auto Parts ​Retail Sales Associate
    Neovia Logistics ​Forklift Operator; Administrative Clerk; Warehouse Associate Neovia.png
    ​Nighthawk Veterinary Clinic ​Various positions
    Northern Illinois Academy ​Residential Counselor
    Oasis Medical Services ​CNA's
    ​Office of the State Fire Marshall ​Fire Prevention Inspector; Boiler Safety Specialist; Storage Tank Safety Specialist; Arson Investigator; Elevator Inspector
    ​Panda Restaurant Group, Inc. ​Various Positions
    Park Pointe Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center ​Nurses; CNA's; Activity Director; Activity Aides; Dietary; Housekeeping
    ​Phillips Chevrolet of Frankfort ​Various Positions
    Providence at Home RN's; LPN's; CNA's; Physical Therapists & Assistants; Speech Language Pathologists; Occupational Therapists and Assistants
    ​Premiere Employee Solutions ​General Labor; Customer Service; Fork Lift Operators; Receptionist
    Premiere Home Health Care ​Home Health Aids
    Providence at Home ​RN's; LPN's; CNA's; Physical Therapists & Assistants; Various other Positions
    Ralph Schackart ​CNC Lathe and Mill Operators; CMM Operator/Inspector
    Ray O'Herron Co., Inc. ​Counter Sales Person
    ​RR Donnelley/Genesis Packaging ​Press Assistant Operators; Press Operators; Shift Lead; Forklift Operators
    ​SAS Retail Services ​Retail Team Leads; Merchandisers
    ​Schilling ​Sales; Warehouse; Drivers; Purchasing Clerk schillings best price logo.jpg
    ​Schneider Logistics ​Manual Labor; Order Pickers
    Sears Logistics Services ​Customer Service Associates; Forklift Operator
    Septran Bus Company ​Drivers
    Shoup Manufacturing Co., Inc. ​Customer Service; Manufacturing; Warehouse
    Skechers ​Customer Service Professionals; Product Specialists
    South Chicago Marketing ​Junior Account Manager
    Supply Chain Services International ​Various Positions Supply Chain Logo.jpg
    T-Mobile ​Customer Service T-Mobile.jpg
    ​TCF Bank ​Supervisor; Relationship Banker
    Terraboost Media LLC ​Customer Service Professionals; Appointment Setters; Graphic Design Intern
    ​Thrivent Financial ​Independent Contractors
    ​Travelers Insurance ​Claims Investigators
    Trident University ​PT Instructors Trident Wordmark.JPG
    Trinity Services Inc. ​Independent Living Coach
    Turano Baking Company ​Various positions KneadDough2014.jpg
    ​Ulta ​Maintenance Mechanic
    ​United States Cold Storage ​Warehouse Supervisor
    ​UPS ​Various positions UPS logo.jpg
    ​​Volt Workforce Solutions ​​Various shift warehouse workers; Forklift Drivers; Quality Control; Pickers; Merchandising; Shipping and Receiving
    ​W.W. Grainger ​PT Warehouse Distribution Associates
    Walgreens ​Shift Lead; Pharmacy Tech
    ​West Liberty Foods General Production; Machine Operators; Maintenance Workers
    ​Window Works ​Sales Reps; Canvassers; Call Center/Customer Service; Warehouse
       

Employer Services and Qualifications

In order to meet our mutual need of employing students and graduates, we offer a variety of services. We encourage you to explore the options below and contact us with questions.

  • Qualifications

    To be qualified as an employer to use Career Services:

    • Employers must adhere to federal and Illinois state EEO guidelines.
    • Employers must not involve solicitation, posting of materials, or sale of products or services.
    • Employers and individuals offering employment/entrepreneurial opportunities requiring prospective employees to purchase a franchise or products or services up front are not permitted.  
    • Employers where compensation is based exclusively on fee/percentage of sales from others under their sponsorship in the organization, are not permitted. This does not apply to fees for Federal and State licensing requirements such as real estate, securities, etc.
    • Multilevel marketing companies do not have access to any recruiting opportunities sponsored by the Career Services Center.
    • JJC Career Services Center does not allow recruiting or posting for individual home services such as babysitting, elder care, lawn maintenance.
    • JJC Career Services Center reserves the right to approve or deny access to recruiting opportunities sponsored by Career Services.

  • On-Campus Recruitment

    Join us on campus during Fall/Spring semesters to recruit students for your current part-time job openings. Employers must contact our office to reserve a date and are expected to be present at their table between 10:00am and 1:30pm. We encourage you to schedule at least three weeks ahead by calling (815) 280-2756 or emailing careers@jjc.edu.


    Third-Party Recruiter Program

    (For a definition of third-party recruiter see the NACE Principles definition.)

    Contractors and those representing an employment agency may recruit on campus provided they clearly represent the name of the company(ies) they are representing. Contact information for an individual at the employing company must be provided to career services staff for verification purposes. That information can be made available to the jobseeker at the discretion of the Third-Party Agency.

    Recruiting Policies

    To ensure the quality of our services and to better assist JJC students, alumni and other users of our services, the office of Career Services has established recruiting policies in accordance with the Principles of Professional Conduct for Career Services and Employment Professionals outlined by the National association of Colleges and Employer. To be qualified as an employer to use Career Services:

    • Employers must adhere to federal and Illinois state EEO guidelines.
    • Employers must not involve solicitation, posting of materials, or sale of products or services.
    • Multilevel marketing companies do not have access to any recruiting opportunities sponsored by the Office of Career Services.
    • Employers and individuals offering employment/entrepreneurial opportunities requiring  prospective employees to purchase a franchise or products or services up front are not permitted.
    •  Employers where compensation is based exclusively on commission or fee/percentage of sales from others under their sponsorship in the organization, are not permitted. Exception: This does not apply to fees for Federal and State licensing requirements such as real estate, securities, etc.
    • JJC Career Services Center does not allow recruiting or posting for individual home services such as babysitting, elder care, lawn maintenance.
    • JJC Career Services Center reserves the right to approve or deny access to recruiting opportunities sponsored by Career Services

  • Online Job Postings

    CollegeCentral.com/jjc offers approved employers free access to post jobs and review resumes of Joliet Junior College students. alumni, and community members. Employers may self-register online. Once approved, you will receive an e-mail with your username and password to begin posting jobs and searching job seeker resumes.

    Approved third-party staffing and commission-based organizations will be able to post jobs but will not have resume search approval.

    Please review Employer Qualifications to determine eligibility to post jobs.

    Tutorial for College Central.com/jjc

    Employer Registration Instructions

    Posting Opportunities to Joliet Junior College or the CCJobNet Consortium

    Post opportunities exclusively to Joliet Junior College students, alumni, and community members at  www.collegecentral.com/jjc

    or

    Post opportunities to the CCJobNet consortium of 12 community colleges by visiting www.collegecentral.com/ccjobnet

  • Internships

    What is an Internship?

    "An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting.  Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent." --National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)

    Benefits of an internship

    • Enhance your resume with career related experience
    • Learn more about a chosen industry or career field
    • Become more  knowledgeable about general work functions
    • Build contacts for future job searches
    • Potentially earn college credit and/or a salary

    Eligibility requirements

    • Current Joliet Junior College student
    • One semester completed at Joliet Junior College prior to applying
    • In good academic standing (2.0 or better GPA) and good standing with the Dean of Students
    • Legally eligible to work in the United States

    * Please note:  Employers and faculty advisers may have additional requirements.

    Steps to pursuing an internship

    • Register on the College Central Network (CCN) site
    • Schedule an appointment with the Internship Coordinator, Layton Cooper, to discuss the JJC internship program
    • Complete or update your resume and submit to the Internship Coordinator
    • View and apply to internship positions posted on CCN
    • Inform the Internship Coordinator about your progress and status

     

    Internship Q&A

    Can a student get paid for an internship?
    Some internships are paid, but every employer and opportunity is different.  Job postings will typically indicate whether or not the internship is a paid or unpaid experience.

    How can a student find an internship?
    Students interested in an internship should meet with their academic advisor and/or contact the Career Services Center at (815) 280-2756, email careers@jjc.edu.  To learn more about College Central network, visit our student Online Job Postings page.

    How can an employer find an intern?
    Internships allow employers to preview potential full-time employees or have a reliable, conscientious source for short-term projects.  Employers interested in internship opportunities should contact the Employer Relations Coordinator at (815) 280-2762 or email careers@jjc.edu.  Employers can also post internships on College Central Network www.collegecentral.com/jjc.  To learn more about College Central network, visit our employer Online Job Postings page.

    Can a student earn credit for an internship?
    Career Services is not an academic department and is not authorized to award academic credit.  Consult with your academic adviser to determine if an internship is required for your degree program. As a JJC student, it is your responsibility to arrange academic credit through your academic adviser. A list of academic advisers can be found on the JJC's Adviser Information page.  You can discuss internship opportunities with either your academic adviser or Career Services.

    More information and guidelines
    See NACE's Position Paper on U.S. Internships

     

    Praise for the Internship Program at JJC

    "Last fall, I had my first experience using Career Services at Joliet Junior College.  Being an alumna myself and having a son currently attending the college, I feel strongly about the education and services that the college has to offer.  Using Career Services helped me as a human resources manager to hire an intern who we in turn hired full time after the internship was through.  What a great way to hire an employee!  It was a win-win situation for us and we would be happy to return to Career Services in the future when the need arises." - Linda A. Sachaschik, Human Resources Manager, Nu Mark Credit Union 

    "From the time that I first picked up the phone and explored the possibility of hiring a student from Joliet Junior College up to the time that we actually hired our candidate, the entire process of working with the Career Services' office at JJC was a pleasant and positive experience.  I was extremely impressed by the timeliness, attention to detail and professionalism of the Career Services' office.  Lastly, I was very impressed with the quality of the student candidate pool for the position." - Ben Kuhajda, Controller, R.A. Bright Construction

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