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The Police vs. Fire Charity Hockey Game will be on the ice on Saturday, March 3 in Allen.
The game will benefit the Allen Public Safety Recovery Fund.
Fire and Police play at 5:05 p.m.
The Allen American take on the Rapid City Rush at 7:05 p.m.
Call 972-912-1000 and say Letsgo! for special ticket price. And add in an Extra LETSGO POLICE and FIRE First Responders! from all of us.
Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas (WSNCT) in partnership with the Texas Workforce Commission and Texas Veterans Commission presents the 6th Annual Statewide Hiring Red, White & You! Job Fair from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9 at the Allen Event Center, 2000 East Stacy Road in Allen TX off U.S. 75.
- Know which employers are attending. Employer list will be provided on www.dfwjobs.com/RWY2017 at least 72 hours before the event. Do your research and make a priority list of which employers you want to meet. Have a strategy for maximizing time at the event. Focus on recruiters from the companies that most interest you.
- Have plenty of copies of your resume ready. You might need to prepare more than one version. Bring several copies of your resume, even if you submitted your resume in advance online. Make it easy for the employer to glance at your resume while speaking to you. Building a relationship with the recruiter can be valuable. If you’re looking for more than one type of position, each being significantly different (like marketing or human resources), be prepared with tailored versions of your resume to support the different objectives.
- Be prepared that some employers will not accept printed resumes and will ask you to apply online. This is to comply with federal regulations about the way employers maintain and manage applicant data efficiently.
- Prepare a 30-second introduction or elevator pitch to use with employers. You don’t want to sound like a telephone solicitor reading a script; you do want to sound like you have thought about how to present yourself positively. Be prepared to talk about your work experience, skills and abilities.
- Prepare questions in advance: Employers want employees who are proactive, thoughtful, and good listener. Make yourself stand out with smart questions.
- Dress for success. Dress professionally – conservative is always a good choice.
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AT THE JOB FAIR:
- Watch your manners and mannerisms. Eliminate bad habits such as fidgeting, chewing gum, or acting distracted.
- Handshakes are critical. Have a firm handshake and make good eye contact.
- Be clear and engaging when you speak. Be friendly and conversational, have a positive attitude. Stay on topic. Job fairs are sometimes noisy, so speak clearly and confidently.
- Don’t be misled into thinking of the fair as a social event. Don’t fall into the mistake of interacting on a social level and forgetting that you are being judged on your potential to function in the work environment.
- Carry a simple portfolio to keep your resumes organized and ready. Be ready to hand employers the appropriate resume. Be prepared for employers to give you literature and give-away items (pens, cups, t-shirts, etc.). This is typical at fairs and sometimes they give you a bag to carry the give-aways. Bottom line, you want to look like an organized person because you will be an asset to the company.
- Have an open mind. You may have 12 employers on your target list to speak with. If you have extra time or are waiting to speak with an employer, take advantage of the opportunity to network with other employers or job seekers. You will be practicing initiating conversation in a less formal business environment — and this is an essential skill in any work environment
- This is your opportunity to be evaluated on more than just your resume. In many aspects of the job search, your resume and cover letter are all the employer sees to determine whether to interview you. At a fair, you have an opportunity to stand out in person and build rapport with recruiters.
- Be sure and follow up with each recruiter. Call and leave a message on their voice mail, Send a thank you letter tot he recruiter and restate key points of your conversation.
Music update: The Allen Event Center will be hosting The Texas Gentlemen and The Brian Setzer Orchestra in concert.
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@TheTexasGents will join @BrianSetzer59 on Dec. 12 at @AllenEventCntr. Tickets on sale at the box office and online at http://bit.ly/2uvgarY
The Allen Event Center and Allen Arts Alliance, in partnership with the Village at Allen, proudly present “Chalk the Walk!”
This sidewalk art event is open to all ages. Come chalk up the West Grande Plaza of Allen Event Center before the Allen Americans ice hockey game. Afterward, cheer on the Allen Americans with discount ticket packages available as part of your registration.
Where: Allen Event Center, The Villages at Allen, 200 East Stacy Road in Allen TX 75002
When: 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 29
Chalk and supplies will be provided for each space. Additional chalk will be available for purchase.
Chalk Art Spot Only:
(Adult & Kid) $20
(Family/Team Spot) $35
Chalk Art Spot with Allen Americans Hockey Tickets:
- Individual participant (Kid to Adult) $30 – Chalk Spot & Defensive Terrace Ticket (per person)
- Individual participant with Premium Level ticket (Kid to Adult) $45 – Chalk Spot & Premium Level Game Ticket w/Premium Level Dinner (per person)
- (Family / Team Spot) $75 – Chalk Spot & Three Defensive Terrace Game Tickets
- (Premium Family / Team Spot) $110 – Chalk Spot & Three Premium Level Game Tickets w/Premium Level Dinner for each
All chalk participants may purchase additional Americans game tickets for $12 each in Defensive Terrace & $25 each in the Premium Level w/dinner (must be completed upon registration– cannot be purchased at box office)
Prizes Awarded: Gift Card & In-Game Recognition for the following categories:
Little Artist- 10 & Under
Student Artist- 11-18 Years of Age
AISD Student Artist- (7th-12th grader enrolled in Art at an Allen School)
Amateur- Judges Pick (solo artist over 18)
Family- Best Family Collaboration
All Chalk the Walk registrations include a chalk space and supplies appropriate to artist level. Family/Team spaces will receive additional supplies. Chalk spaces are asymmetrical and will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis.
Kid chalk is washable and non-toxic. This is a family-friendly event, all artwork should reflect a family-friendly atmosphere.
Any artwork that is deemed inappropriate will be removed.
An artwork mockup pre-submittal is required for Amateur and AISD student categories to be considered for judging.
For more information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register, visit the Allen Community Ice Rink, activity # 58453.
Ready to start planning your dream wedding? Mark your wedding calendar for Sept. 24 and bring your friends to the Allen Event Center.
More than 100 wedding businesses will be on hand to help you plan your entire wedding.
Don’t miss the Bridal Fashion Show at 2 p.m.
Buy your tickets now at www.AllenBridalShow.com and use PROMO CODE →FB to receive a discount on admission. Once registered you will be qualified to WIN fantastic prizes! Mark your calendar.
Where: Take U.S. 75 to 200 E Stacy Rd, Allen, TX 75002
The Allen Bridal Show will be Sunday, Sept. 24 in the Allen Event Center.