Job fair: 18 local companies hiring, free employment search tools available

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PHOENIX -- Scholarships to You is sponsoring a job fair today, and this event offers a little something extra to those who are looking for work.

As Yetta Gibson learned, job seekers who attend today's To You Job Fair will receive a coupon for a free video resume profile from Scholarships to You.

The video resume profile features a short interview in which the job seekers answers three questions, but that's not all.

"The beauty of this profile is that it's not just a video," said Tim Smith of Scholarships to You. "You will see a complete profile -- a personality profile, work experience. This is a full resume," explained executive director Tim Smith. "Offering free video resume profiles is our way of helping our community's job seekers get seen, heard and watched."

To You Job Fair
Today, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Radisson Airport Hotel
427 N. 44th St., Phoenix

Once you've set up your video resume profile, it can be linked to your LinkedIn profile, attached to any job application, or even posted on Facebook.

"You can 'get viral' out there with your job search," Smith said.

Normally an online resume like that runs about $50.

In addition to getting the coupon for the free video resume profile, job seekers can talk to representatives from 18 local companies, all of which are looking to fill various open positions.

Scholarships to You is a non-profit organization that was formed in 2009 to help the unemployed advance their careers through certification-training scholarships, career-advancement workshops and video resume profiles.

Scholarships to You also hosts "Advancing the Unemployed" tours on the first and third Fridays of each month. For more information or to reserve your seat, 602-266-1500.

The To You Job Fair is today, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Radisson Airport Hotel, 427 N. 44th Street, Phoenix.