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Published April 24, 2012, 10:32 PM

Hundreds Head to GF Job Fair

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - Hundreds of potential employees from around Grand Forks put the final touches on their resumes and headed to the job fair.

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) - Hundreds of potential employees from around Grand Forks put the final touches on their resumes and headed to the job fair.

Local companies from Altru Health System to Walmart and Target accepted job applications. And some, if lucky even got an interview right on the spot.

It wasn't just graduating college students who were looking for jobs, but those who were quickly learned some of those fine-tuned skills they learned in school aren't necessarily applicable to every job.

College students from UND and other schools brought a wide variety of skills to the table.

It's widely known that a number of college students don't end up pursuing the profession they studied for. Tuesday was a prime example of that as college students put their majors aside and hunted for jobs.

"Cooking, and customer service and retail. Let's just say I have good people skills," job seeker Kenneth Goodrun said.

Goodrun is about to graduate from fashion and graphic design school. Although there weren't many jobs in that field, he still was on the hunt for a payroll.

"Just keep on pushing and ask questions and make calls and keep in contact with people and things will seem to come to you," Goodrun said.

With three little ones at home, he says salary is a big staple for him.

"Looking forward to some salary so I can keep my family going and make sure everything is settled for me," Goodrun said.

It might be all about money for some, but for others, they were just hoping to make a good impression and network for the future.

"Definitely a big aspect of this, making those connections and meeting people that you probably wouldn't of normally met," job seeker Sarah Millikan said.

The low unemployment rate in Grand Forks was a worry for some. Potential employees say it's a nerve-wracking situation to not know if a job they went to school for will even be available in a few months.

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