The Mayor's Disability Council, in partnership with the Disabled Services Division, hosted its 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

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