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      GDC Morning WACH November 12, 2013

      Goood Day Columbia Morning WACH

      Here is your Good Day Columbia GDC Morning WACH for Tuesday November 12, 2013:

      There are several links we want to pass along this morning:

      Up in lights

      Ready for this years Vista Lights celebration? Itâ??s hard to believe it is that time of year already, but the time is here, and HERE are the details from this yearâ??s party.

      You keep being YOU

      With ID theft impacting well over 11 million people each year, Safe Federal Credit Union is offering a free shred day Wednesday. HERE are the details.

      National Diabetes Awareness Month

      As the fight to cure Type 1 Diabetes continues, so does the daily fight for those living with the disease. Janet sits down with a father and son to get their story. You can learn more about T1D HERE.

      Are you ready for a new job?

      If you are looking for a new gig, there are many places to search, including job fairs. The question is, however, are you ready for the fair? Lori Cook offered some tips from the Richland Library Job Center.

      Thinking about attending a Career Fair? If you want to be successful, you need to understand the purpose of the job fair, prepare yourself, and go in with a plan of action!

      Whatâ??s the purpose of the Job Fair?

      To obtain company and industry information

      To distribute your resume

      To network with recruiters, other job-seekers and career professionals

      To learn about jobs or internships from employers and recruiters

      To gain experience in how to communicate your brand

      How to be prepared for the Job Fair:

      Pre-register when possible

      Identify and research employers that you are interested in before the job fair

      Map out a strategy for who you want to meet

      Know your resume, work history, and be ready to explain - this is the time to really sell yourself

      Prepare your questions to ask in advance and practice your interview

      Bring extra copies of your resume and reference page

      Get organized the night before (clothes, resumes, portfolio, etc.)

      How to follow-up after the Job Fair:

      Mail a thank you letter to the employers that you spoke with

      If you completed an application, call to confirm that it was completed and if they need any additional information

      Follow up with the company to inquire about the status of your resume/application

      Midlands Job Fair is this Thursday, November 15, 2013, 9 a.m. - noon at the SC National Guard complex in Columbia. Some participating employers include BCBS, CMX, Wendyâ??s, Agape Senior, USC, Time Warner, state and local government, and many more.

      Good Day is the Midlands only local 4 hour television morning show, providing news, weather, traffic, information, entertainment, and fun to Columbia, Lexington, Batesburg, Kershaw, Newberry, Saluda, Sandy Run, Chapin, Cayce, South Congaree, Orangeburg, Camden, and the other areas of the Midlands of South Carolina.

      Be sure to connect with the GDC Team!

      Tyler Ryan

      Janet Parker

      Fraendy Clervaud

      Garrett Bedenbaugh