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Jobs fairs can be intimidating. By reviewing the following tips and techniques for job fair navigation, you’ll be prepared for a successful experience before, during and after a job fair.


  • Knowledge is power - Take the time to thoroughly research the job fairs you attend. Find out what companies will be on the premises and decide which companies are of interest to you. Then read as much as you can about favorite companies. When you arrive at the job fair, have a short list of companies you want to make personal connection with.
Broward County Commissioner Albert C. Jones
Broward County business owners wanting to learn more about doing business with state and local governments and the private sector are encouraged to attend the Small and Minority Business Opportunity Expo on Friday, May 14, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jan Moran Collier City Learning Library, 2800 N.W. Ninth Court in Pompano Beach.
Tuesday, 22 May 2012 17:35

Jamaica Real Estate Market Reviving

At JN Real Estate Fair in Florida

Rory Marsh (right), of  Meldam Realtors in discussion with a guest at the JN Real Estate Fair held in Lauderhill, Florida on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at the Inverrary Country Club. The event was held under the theme “Paradise is Calling” and featured a number of developers and realtors showcasing their properties in Jamaica.There is increased interest in the Jamaican real estate market, Florida residents learned, at the JN Real Estate Fair, held at the Inverrary Country Club, in Lauderhill on April 22.  The event, which received an overwhelming response from Jamaicans living in the state, was attended by more than 400 persons.

Wanica Purkiss, Executive, Mortgage and Operations, at Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS), shared with the attendees that interest rates are the lowest they have been in 30 years; the building construction sector is exploring reduced construction costs; and within the past three years, the Government of Jamaica has reduced Transfer Tax and Stamp Duty to the lowest they have ever been.

Sometimes the best way forward in a business discussion is going back.Has this ever happened to you? You’re talking to a client, or perhaps your boss, and you realize the conversation has gotten off on absolutely the wrong foot. What do you do next? You have three options:

  • Continue trying to make your point - The tension and awkwardness will likely escalate, and you’ll find that you and the other person are farther and farther apart.
  • Bring the conversation to an abrupt end and exit stage left - Both of you will be left with a bad taste in your mouth.
  • Salvage the situation with the judicious use of seven magic words - Do you mind if we start over?