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Save the date!

DIA Job Fair on Monday, February 14, 2011.

Denver Workforce Center and DIA Employer Services are hosting a Job Fair at Denver International Airport on Monday February 14th, 2011.


Registration forms or pens will not be available at the job fair – do not leave home without them.

Pre-registration instructions and more details about the job fair and the jobs will be available on


    • All applicants MUST pass a 10-year background check to be eligible for employment at the airport.  Some businesses have more strict requirements.
    • Parking will NOT be validated.  Be prepared to cover your own transportation and/or parking costs. (DIA parking map:, RTD/bus information:
    • Business attire is requested (you will not be allowed entry if dressed inappropriately for jobseeking).
    • Due to limited space, only pre-registered jobseekers will be allowed entry into the job fair room (no children, relatives, friends …)

A sign language interpreter or other accommodation can be made available upon request. Please contact Lynn Sargent at 303-342-2580 or at least one week prior to the event if accommodation is required.

2 February 2011 at 12:04AM Leave a comment

Canopy Airport Parking Job Fair

From the Denver Post:

A job fair will be held Oct. 12 to find employees for a “green” parking option set to open this year near Denver International Airport.

Canopy Airport Parking plans more than 90 jobs, including bus drivers, valet parkers, cashiers, dispatchers, maintenance workers and supervisors for the 4,200-space facility at Tower Road and Peña Boulevard.

The job fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 7001 Yampa St., near DIA.

6 October 2010 at 9:49PM Leave a comment

Andrew Hudson’s “Five Things That Can Help Your Job Search”

Andrew Hudson is one of Denver’s well-known movers/shakers. Hudson know the PR market, and grew his famous “Andrew Hudson’s Jobs List” because of the jobs people sent him. Hudson then started his JobsGobble networking event to provide a venue for PR and Marketing types to find work.

Now, Hudson writes for Denver Jobs Examiner.  He has a recent article that job seekers should review to add more measures of success to their job search. Hudson starts by recognizing that successful job seekers share a focus:

Here are the five things that always come up:

  1. A strong sense of self.
  2. Professional job-seeking attitude.
  3. Networking
  4. Approach the job search with the discipline of a salesperson
  5. Understand the economy of your community.

Later in the article, Hudson lists some of the many resources available to job seekers.

In Denver, there are many resources available to research our local economy.  Here are a few websites that can help:

The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce This is Colorado’s largest chamber of commerce.  However, there are dozens of local chambers representing local business communities throughout the state of Colorado.  An easy Google search can help you find a local chamber in your community.

The Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation The economic development arm of the Denver Metro Chamber, the MDEC provides quarterly economic updates and a wealth of information on the state of Colorado’s economy.

Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade.  This is the official state office promoting economic development.

The Denver Business Journal Without question, the number one regular source of business information in Colorado.  Subscribing to the DBJ is a great investment for any job seeker.  Your subscription also gets you the annual “Book of Lists,” an organized encyclopedia of the top companies in the Denver metro area.

Colorado Biz Magazine This is a monthly magazine that profiles local businesses, leaders and local economic trends.

Check out Hudson’s full article here:

Here are the five things that always come up:

1.) A strong sense of self.

4 November 2009 at 1:45AM Leave a comment

Free Job Hunter’s Class this Friday

My CTRN buddy Scott Birkhead of the Most Placeable Candidate will be offering an interesting personal branding session for job seekers. Check it out!:

Becoming the Milkshake –
How Being LOUDLY Yourself Helps You Get Hired Faster.
Friday October 9: 1-2 p.m. – mid-town Denver

In a struggling economy, traditional job hunting skills are less and less effective. Can you adopt small-business direct-marketing skills and get hired faster? Yes!

In a famous marketing story from years ago, a restaurant wanted to increase the number of milkshakes it was selling…very profitable item, the milkshake.

It hired one group of marketers, who did classic marketing research, and spent a lot of money…but didn’t budge sales.Then it hired another, which was incredibly successful.

The difference between the two approaches to marketing a very simple product contains lessons that every job seeker should know and understand – if you want to beat a volatile, crowded market and get back to work.

In this 45 minute session, we cover:
  • Assumptions and methods that could be killing your chances of landing work
  • Why applying for every conceivable job may be the exact wrong thing to do (even if you are desperate for work)
  • How to look beyond traditional approaches to discover what your ‘ideal client’ really wants to hear
  • Easy marketing fixes to get noticed and get more interviews – NOW.
Date: Friday, Oct 9
Time: 1-2:30 pm
Place: Community Room
1391 Speer Blvd.,
Suite 850
Denver, CO 80204
Free parking code will be sent upon registration…
Cost: FREE, but you must register to attend because we have limited seating.
Scott Birkhead is the President of Most Placeable Candidate. Scott has 15 years and 727 hires under his belt in corporate, for-fee and consulting recruiting roles.

As well, he’s spent the last 5 years learning basic buyer motivation and direct-marketing methods as a small business owner determined to build his own business.

For the last two years, he has combined recruiting and marketing experiences to offer job seekers low-cost training and coaching that allow them to beat the crowd and get back to work.

7 October 2009 at 1:13AM Leave a comment

Memorial Day 2009

All gave some…
Some gave all.

I spent last Saturday with my kid’s scout unit helping put flags on the graves at Fort Logan National Cemetery. It was a reminder of those who have sacrificed for our country.

Two stories in the old Rocky Mountain News capture some of the details about those who gave all and are buried at Fort Logan:

Thanks to them for their service.

Wake for an Indian warrior

25 May 2009 at 1:20PM 1 comment

Get the skills for the job you want. Now!

The Skills Clinic

The City & County of Denver’s Office of Economic Development will be holding two job search workshops on Friday.

8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m

1-on-1 resume review • conducting a better interview • surviving a layoff: taking advantage of job fairs and networking • making your money work • apprenticeships 101 • getting in on green jobs • the how-tos of customer service • re-entering the workforce • and many more!


  • Mi Casa Resource Center
    360 Acoma St, Denver
  • Colorado Community College System – Lowry,
    Lowry Conference Center, 1061 Akron Way, Denver

Denver County residents are encouraged to pre-register on Space is limited – classes are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Bring a hard copy of your resume for resume critiques. Free parking is available, plus bus routes to both locations. More info at, download the Skills Clinic flyer or call (720) 913-1999.


24 March 2009 at 11:36PM Leave a comment

Job Fair Calendar updated

More Colorado job fairs are popping up, most recently the 1st Annual Sustainability Career Fair on March 19, 2009. This new event is sponsored by the University of Colorado at Denver Career Center in conjunction with the Denver’s Office of Economic Development. Registration is limited and must be completed on-line at The fair will run from 1:30PM to 4:00PM at the Colorado Convention Center.

Readers can find a full list of all the known job fairs at the bottom of the column on the right.

Related Link: How to Work a Job Fair from Workforce Colorado.

4 March 2009 at 8:41PM Leave a comment

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1. "I can't tell you the best way to get a job - because there is no one best way. After 21 years of recruiting, I CAN share things I've seen candidates do to guarantee they DIDN'T get the job."

2. "Most companies don't realize how their recruiting process impacts their candidate pool, and their business. Attention to simple things will result in big improvements."

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Troy Bettinger, SPHR is a Denver Recruiter, Public Speaker, HR Metrics Analyst and Human Resources Leader who has been recruiting in corporate and municipal environments since 1991.

He specializes in the complete hiring process: defining, sourcing, recruiting, testing, interviewing, offering and orienting new hires. He's also well versed in strategic human resources, college recruiting, diversity recruiting, AAP, EEO, ATS integration, recruiting metrics, social media, recruiting leadership, training and employment branding.


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