SOURCE: Washington Technology Industry Association

Washington Technology Industry Association

October 22, 2012 17:24 ET

WTIA and TechFetch Host Tech Job Fair

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Oct 22, 2012) -

What:
The Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA), North America's largest statewide association of technology companies, IT departments and individual technology professionals, and TechFetch, a leader in connecting IT job candidates with companies, are hosting a tech job fair at the Coast Bellevue Hotel on October 24.

This one-day job fair focuses exclusively on positions within technology companies and/or IT departments in Washington State. Participating companies will have access to a qualified pool of both local candidates and those who would be willing to relocate to Washington, most of whom have at least five years experience in their respective fields. Additionally, using their "QFetch" technology, TechFetch will pre-match appropriate candidates and fast track their introductions to hiring companies.

Prospective employees will have the opportunity to meet with potential employers face-to-face, and will also hear presentations from expert recruiters and hiring managers, with topics such as:

  • "Dress to Impress: Why Personal Style Matters in the Technology Industry" by Darcy Camden, founder and chief wardrobe stylist at Styled.Seattle
  • "How to Strategically Manage Your Job Search," by Melanie Vargas, Managing Director at Swift HR Solutions
  • "Cut the Crap, Get a Job," by Dana Manciagli, GM, worldwide OEM distribution and reseller channel at Microsoft Corporation

Additionally, representatives from Northeastern University Seattle, Foster School of Business Technology Management MBA and the UW Professional & Continuing Education department are giving overviews about their continuing education programs and certification classes.

When:
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
1:00-5:00 p.m.

Where:
Coast Bellevue Hotel
625 116th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

Who:
Washington-based companies and IT job candidates

Cost:
FREE to prospective employees
$250 for qualified start-ups
$500 for WTIA members
$1000 for non-WTIA members

Register:
http://www.corp-corp.com/Tech-Job-Fair/Seattle-WA-OCT-2012-emp.aspx

About the Washington Technology Industry Association
The Washington Technology Industry Association, founded in 1984, is one of the largest statewide associations of technology companies, IT departments and individual technology professionals in North America. With more than 800 members representing more than 100,000 employees in Washington State, the association is a catalyst for sharing expertise, fostering collaboration, delivering key business services and advancing the value and global impact of technology companies doing business in Washington. The association's corporate sponsors are Aditi, AH&T Insurance, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, F5 Networks, HTC, Microsoft, Northeastern University Seattle, RealNetworks, Regence BlueShield, Vertafore, Verizon Wireless, and Wells Fargo Insurance Services. For more information, go to www.washingtontechnology.org.

About TechFetch
TechFetch (www.techfetch.com) is one of the leading career sites for technology professionals, companies, and recruiters. Our proprietary Q-Fetch job matching engine uses artificial intelligence to replicate the human elements of job search and recruiting enabling employers to reach hard-to-find, experienced and qualified technology candidates.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Amanda Hoffman
    Sterling Communications for the WTIA
    206-388-5758
    Email Contact