August 14, 2011

CNE Job Fair ... August 15th info

Okay, so week two of the SCCY CNE Job Fair is upon us and there are still some great CNE jobs available. And because there are more than 150 vacancies available, you'll want to head down to the Dufferin Gates, located at 10 Dufferin Street, really early.

Here is an up-to-date list of the employers scheduled to attend the SCCY CNE Job Fair on August 15:

Sodexowill be at the job fair from 11:00am to 1:00pm and they are looking to hire 6 Order Pickers and Deliverers.

The Canadian Midway will be at the job fair from 11:00am to 2:00pm and they are looking to hire approximately 100 to 150 Ticket Sellers to work the midway games. And please note, because this tends to be a popular job, get down to the job fair as early was possible - I heard that some people started lining up at 6am and on a day when 150 jobs are available, you're bound to get lots and lots of job seekers.

If you're planning on attending the SCCY CNE Job Fair, here are some things to keep in mind:

1.) Take public transit. If going by the TTC, take the subway to Dufferin station and then take the 29 Dufferin bus southbound to the "Dufferin Gate Loop" stop. If you're going by GO Train, take the Lakeshore West train to Exhibition GO Station. After exiting the station, walk west along Manitoba Drive to Saskatchewan Road. Continue to walk west along Saskatchewan Road and then head north on Dufferin Street.

2.) Get your resume and cover letter ready. Download the free cover letter and resume templates I've developed. And if you need help, job fair staff will be on hand each day to help you tailor your resume and cover letter for the job(s) you want.

3.) Bring photo ID with you in case you get an on-the-spot job offer.

4.) Dress professionally - khakis or dress pants and a button shirt are perfect. And bring a sweater or rain jacket because the weather near the lake can change quickly.

5.) Arrive early to register for an interview slot because the job fair works on a first come, first served basis. Employers have a limited number of interview slots and the slots for the popular jobs fill quickly. According to some reports, students are lining up at 7am to secure an interview spot - so arrive early or you may be disappointed!

6.) After registering for an interview, stay close to the job fair area and don't leave. You may lose your spot if the job fair staff call you name and you don't show up.

7.) Bring activities like games, cards, or a book, along with drinks and snacks since the job fair is in an area where there isn't much going on.

8.) Have fun!

For more information, contact the SCCY - Dufferin Mall staff at 416 583 4849 or sign up for email updates with manal.hossain@servicecanada.gc.ca.

Good luck - and remember to come back later for an updated list of employers attending tomorrow!

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is it possible to land a job as a ticket seller without having any work experience? I'd like to know because I wouldn't want to be waiting a really long time for an interview and have them not consider me regarding my work experience. Thanks.

Andrew Hercules said...

Hey there! Thanks for your comment!

I can't speak for The Canadian Midway but I can say that I do know that people have been able to get a Ticket Seller job with little or no work experience. In your case, I'd recommend talking about your skills like:

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Able to interact with the public
- Sales skills

These are the skills that The Canadian Midway will be looking for as they job involves operating a game station and interacting with the public.

Anonymous said...

Hi, do you know if all/many of the CNE jobs require you to purchase a CNE photo id and a shirt (uniform)?Like for a ticket seller?
Thanks.

Andrew Hercules said...

Hi there! Thanks for your comment!

From what I understand - and based on previous years - you don't have to buy a CNE shirt and photo ID if you work for a vendor. If you work for the CNE directly - for example, as an admissions attendant - you would have to.

In most cases, your employer will provide you with a vendor badge which will give you access to the CNE grounds. They may have their own uniform requirement or they may not - it's up to them.

Anonymous said...

So is the job fair just for the various ride attendant, maintenance and food positions?

And is the position for the auditor filled up already?

Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Hi there. Do you know what is the age requirement for the Canadian Midway ticket seller?

Andrew Hercules said...

Yes, the Auditor position is actually with the CNE itself. It's one of the many jobs that the CNE began recruiting for earlier this year. From what I understand, there are no jobs available with the CNE directly - they are all with the vendors and fast food outlets that operate during the CNE.

Andrew Hercules said...

Hey there! Thanks for your comment!

In regards to the minimum age requirement to work for The Canadian Midway, they haven't expressly mentioned an age. I would assume that, at a minimum, you have to be 14 because that's the typical minimum working age. They mention that specifically you should have good communication skills, are able to deal with and interact with the public, and have a friendly/outgoing manner. If that's you, I'd still apply because they are looking to hire about 150 people.

Anonymous said...

Hi What are some types of government issued ID? would an OHIP card count?

Andrew Hercules said...

Hey there!

Examples of government issues ID include:

- Birth certificate
- PR or citizenship card
- OHIP card (with picture)
- Drivers' license
- The new Ontario ID card

You'll also need to bring your SIN card.

Anonymous said...

Actually, according to the CNE website under Jobs, ticket sellers are required to be at least 18.

Andrew Hercules said...

Hey there!

That's true - for the Ticket Seller job with the CNE you must be at least 18 years old. However, the job fair is for CNE vendors and as such, they can have their own requirements. So the 18+ requirement may not - and probably does not - hold true for a position with The Canadian Midway.

Anonymous said...

why do u need a cover letter doesn't it say to only bring a resume?

Anonymous said...

why do you need a cover letter doesnt it only ask to bring a resume?

Anonymous said...

looking forward on tuesday, do you know how many people are they hiring for daddy mike's funnel cake?

Andrew Hercules said...

Hey there! Thanks for your comment!

I always recommend creating a cover letter - even if it may not be necessary. There's a couple of reasons why. First of all, a cover letter is like a more concise resume because you list a few of your experiences or skills and/or maybe a few accomplishments. Also, because the structure of cover letters is pretty much the same, a hiring manager can read one paragraph and get a sense of who you are.

Secondly, a good cover letter can also make up for a so-so resume. Sometimes, a hiring manager is so impressed by a cover letter that they don't even take a look at your resume but ask you a few questions instead. For me, that's pretty much how I got my first real job in a clothing store - I had a strong cover letter that kick-started a conversation that lead to an on-the-spot interview.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I noticed your warnings about trying to go as early as possible. I would have to be getting to the job fair by subway, but the first subway train kicks off around 6 AM, meaning I would probably get there a little before 7 AM. Would you say its still worth it to try or is it hopeless to try and secure an interview slot if I get there at that time? Thanks.

Andrew Hercules said...

Hey there!

I would still recommend that you go. From the schedule I was sent by the organizers, The Canadian Midway is due to arrive at 11am and so people might think they can delay heading down to the job fair. The earliest you can make it, the better - especially since I would think that the first 300 or so people stand a great, if not certain, chance to score an interview (based on the ratio of 2 interviews per vacancy).

Anonymous said...

how much resume shoulud i bring

Anonymous said...

Hi, if my friend and i enter the interview together. Is there a chance of both of us getting the position? Or do they only choose one out of the two interviewees.

Andrew Hercules said...

Hey there! Thanks for your comment!

Yes, there's always a chance that you and your friend will get a job offer. If you're both strong candidates with great skills and an awesome resume, it's a definite possibility.

However, one thing I would caution you against is attending the same group interview - going together can just be an added stress and you want to stand out on the basis of your own merits.

Anonymous said...

Was just wondering how early should I start applying for summer 2012 if I wanted the audit position? How does the process work and how many spots are available?

Thanks