The Mayor's Disability Council, in partnership with the Disabled Services Division, will be hosting the first annual Reverse Career Fair on Thursday June 7th, 2018 from 11:00 a.m.. - 2:00 p.m.., at the Wells Fargo Center located at 1 Independent Drive, Jacksonville, FL. 

Purpose: A New Kind of Career Fair - A Reverse Career Fair

A career fair that flips the table: 

  • Job Seekers create displays and presentations that showcase their talents
  • Employers have the opportunity to circulate among booths and introduce themselves to the job seekers whose skills and abilities meet their needs

The Reverse Job Fair: 

  • Helps job candidates highlight and showcase their skills and abilities in a comfortable environment
  • Helps businesses to recognize the talents of the job candidates by watching them demonstrate examples of their work/abilities

Benefits to Employers: 

  • Connects businesses with high quality, but often overlooked, job seekers
  • Requires less financial and logistical burden (no employer display booth to set up)
  • Demands no registration fee or cost from the employer
  • Allows for a more relaxed conversation that is conducive to a meaningful exchange
  • Provides a platform where the event organizers can pre-screen and  assist to match job seekers to positions that are needed by potential employers that have provided essential job function information

Benefits to the Job Seeker: 

The three-phase process includes a career readiness workshop that assists job seekers to develop presentation materials and practice interviewing skills. All job seekers will come to the Fair with; 
  • A high quality portfolio of information to share, including resume, references, cover letter, etc.
  • A tri-fold poster board or other display and the skill to present
  • Job Seekers will know before hand what the essential job functions and requirements are in order to be well prepared to explain why they are a "right fit" for employers
If you have received an invitation to participate as an employer or are in employer interested in participating in the upcoming Reverse Job Fair please register below. 

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For more information please call Disabled Services at 904-630-4940 (Phone) or 904-630-4933 (TTY).