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Virginia Peninsula Chamber Of Commerce Offers Free Resume Clinic, Job Fair

HAMPTON—The Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce is offering a free resume clinic for job seekers prior to a Job Fair they are hosting with the Military Family Support Center Employment Programs to be held in October. The resume clinic will be held on Thursday, September 30 and is intended for people who want to create a resume or spruce up a current one.

There will be one Resume Clinic morning session from 9 to 11am, and an afternoon session from 1 to 3pm. The clinic will be held at the chamber’s office located at 21 Enterprise Parkway, Suite 100, in Hampton.

Andy Rodriguez from the Virginia Values Veterans Training Program will talk about how to create an eye-catching and professional resume that will help participants land a new job. Attendees are welcome to bring anything they may need, including a laptop.

Discussion points will include:

  • Resume development: What do you want to do?
  • How to develop a targeted resume by screening job announcements
  • Formatting a targeted resume

The event is open to anyone interested in resume assistance. Anyone with questions should contact Elisa Campana at 757-325-8162 or elisa@vpcc.org.

The October 13 Job Fair is being sponsored by Hampton Roads Workforce Council and will be held at the Newport News Marriott City Center, located at 740 Town Center Drive in Newport News. The event will be held from 9am to 12pm and is open to the public, active-duty/retired military, reservists, DOD civilians, dependents, and veterans.

Registration is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Be sure to bring plenty of resumes and business attire is suggested. Masks/face coverings are mandatory for anyone not fully vaccinated. Children are not permitted.

Registered individuals will receive updates, reminders, and faster check-in on the day of the event. To view a list of participating businesses and the open positions, click here. This listing will be updated every Wednesday and Friday between now and the event, so check back often to see what is new.

For additional information or questions about the Job Fair, contact Dominique DeBose at 757-323-4714 or ddebose@theworkforcecouncil.org, or Diana Cordero at 757-251-8935 or dcordero@theworkforcecouncil.org.

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