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Career advice on offer at UNBC on Thursday

Advice on how to get a career off on the right foot will be provided Thursday when an event in advance of the NorthWorks career fair is held at the University of Northern British Columbia. To be held at the Canfor Theatre, 10 a.m.
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Advice on how to get a career off on the right foot will be provided Thursday when an event in advance of the NorthWorks career fair is held at the University of Northern British Columbia.

To be held at the Canfor Theatre, 10 a.m. start, it is meant to give those about to enter the workforce a sense of what is expected and accepted.

Six speakers are scheduled:

Matt Hutcheon, founder of Taxwerx and director of Conterra Financial, will speak about the value of networking;

Diane Bourret, founder of 3 Green Lights, will provide insights on making the first few weeks on the job easier;

Jeff Postnikoff, Occupational Safety Office with WorksafeBC, will inform the students on some basic occupational health and safety concepts;

Kimberly Pavao, a lawyer with Heather Sadler Jenkins, will discuss some basics from the employment standards act;

Megan Noble, co-operative education lead at UNBC, will present insights into resume and cover letter design;

Steven Prins, healthcare recruiter from Northern Health, will provide insights into job interviews.

The Prince George Chamber of Commerce, the College of New Caledonia and UNBC are hosting the event.

The annual NorthWorks career fair is schedule for Wed., March 6 at UNBC, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. followed by a networking event for UNBC and College of New Caledonia students on Thurs., March 7, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Bentley Centre at UNBC.