Columbia Bank, Dress for Success partner to create career fair

The office manager holds onto a resume while speaking with the new intern they are considering.

In honor of Women’s History Month, Columbia Bank and Dress for Success have
joined forces to host a Women’s Empowerment Career Fair, to assist women seeking employment in the banking business.

Taking place from 3-4:30 p.m. Thursday at the Hilton East Brunswick Hotel, located at Three Tower Center Boulevard, East Brunswick, the job fair, which is open to the public, will include a variety of workshops, training seminars, networking opportunities and more.

Complimentary career development resources and job readiness support will be offered, including:

  • Resume reviewing: Participants will receive a one-on-one expert resume review, with skilled Columbia Bank job recruiters.
  • Top Tips for Successful Interviewing Skills seminar: A Columbia Bank instructor-led session from 4-4:30 p.m. will provide advice on how to make a persuasive first impression, and confidently market one’s skills at an interview.
  • A Day in the Life discussions: Columbia Bank professionals will discuss the various roles of financial services, and share daily experiences and responsibilities.
  • Job placements: Columbia Bank recruiters will be on site to present immediate, available employment positions at the bank.

Additionally, Columbia Bank has donated $10,000 to Dress for Success, to help provide career readiness assets and programs to women globally and assist the unemployed and underemployed to achieve economic independence.

Allyson Schlesinger, executive vice president, head of consumer banking, for Columbia Bank said: “The job fair is a great way to help women embarking on a new career or reentering the workforce to find meaningful pathways to work. We’re proud to partner with Dress for Success to provide employment resources and opportunities to the community,
and do our part to help with the advancement of women in banking.”

To register for the job fair, interested attendees should complete the registration form here.