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#TechIsUs

Join AnnenbergTech, Comparably, and Mayor Eric Garcetti at TechFair LA, where companies are seeking both entry-level and experienced job seekers – and they want to meet you! Take advantage of our Tech Fair prep content that includes: Resume Tips, Networking 101, Pitching Yourself to a Recruiter and much more! When you attend, company booths will be accompanied by career advice panels, one-on-one coaching, and small group sessions with experienced tech executives.


TechFair LA

Image - Mayor Eric Garcetti/Flickr

Get Prepared:

Last year, over 10,000 people attended TechFair LA. Opportunities are waiting for you! To help make sure you’re prepared to talk to hiring managers, we’ve prepared a set of online resources specially curated for your success at TechFair LA. Topics include:

* What to Do and Not Do at a Career Fair
* How to Write A Resume
* Interview with Confidence
* Networking 101

We also have resources for you to brush up on skills we know employers value, such as critical thinking and emotional intelligence.  

 


#TechIsUs Lounge

Join us in the #TechIsUs Lounge, open all day to “Job Seeker - AnnenbergTech” ticket holders. Located on the showroom floor, the lounge is your spot to:

* Listen to great speakers (see the Lounge Program Schedule below)
* Get one-on-one career coaching, interview prep, and résumé help (available on first-come, first-served basis)
* Network with other job seekers
* Grab refreshments
* Power up at our phone charging station


Lounge Program Schedule

  • 11:00 AM

    STORIES FROM THE FIELD: Hear from Angelenos working in tech about how they got their job, what it’s like to work at a tech company, how to be successful, and how your unique voice adds to the company's success.

  • 12:00 PM

    ENTERING INTO A CAREER IN TECH: Learn the most effective ways to land a job in tech. What do you need to know beforehand? How much can a mentor help you? How much does an internship really help? Get these questions answered and more.

  • 1:00 PM

    MASTERING THE INTERVIEW PROCESS: How do you master your phone and in-person interviews? Do you have a solid answer for what your biggest weakness is? Have you ever negotiated a salary and leveraged a benefits package? Learn what your options and your rights are to make the most out of your interview process.

  • 2:00 PM

    BE A FOUNDER: BRINGING YOUR IDEA TO LIFE: You have a unique way at looking at the world. That also means you see challenges and solutions where others don’t. Turn your ideas into a company and be the next big L.A. entrepreneur. Learn the steps all successful entrepreneurs take to grow an idea to MVP, and MVP to scale. Launch the next big tech company in your neighborhood.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I attend?

You currently have, are pursuing, or interested in learning more about available positions at tech companies or other tech-related job openings.. You have an interest in software development, design, product management, or you have an interest in applying other skills (marketing, communications, human resources, etc.) at a tech company.

What types of companies will be there?

Over 250 of L.A.’s top tech employers looking to discover new talent. Companies already registered include Boingo Wireless, Experian, FabFitFun, Jam City, Omaze, Snap Inc., SpaceX, and much, much more.

What will happen at TechFair LA?

You will meet hiring managers from tech and tech-related companies.There will be speakers and content sessions designed for job seekers, a hackathon, a pitch competition, resume tips, networking, and one-on-one career advice.

Keep an eye out for emails detailing the various speakers and content sessions to make sure  you take advantage of everything that interests you.

What should I expect at a company booth?

Each company will be looking for different types of candidates, whether by discipline or years of experience. Approach each employer that interests you to learn more about their available positions. If something is right for you, strike up a conversation!

What should I wear?

Tech companies tend to be more casual, but this is an opportunity to show your serious interest in the company. Business or business-casual attire is recommended.

What to Wear to a Startup or Tech Job Interview
Via:NerdWallet

What should I bring?

Most important, bring your confidence! You have worked hard to build your skills and become a valuable addition to a company. Also bring:
  * Multiple copies of your resume
  *Your elevator pitch –  A  few rehearsed sentences explaining who you are, what interests you,  and why you are a good fit for the company. Click here for an elevator pitch example.

How can I best prepare for TechFair LA?

Take advantage of our resources! Access our online courses to get prepared with information about What to Do and Not Do at a Career Fair, How to Write A Resume, Interview with Confidence, Networking 101, and much more.

How do I get there?

TechFair LA is taking place at the Magic Box at The Reef in Downtown Los Angeles, located at 1933 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007. We highly encourage public transportation and ridesharing services. Parking will be available on site, but limited.

I have questions. Is there anyone I can contact?

Yes! If you have any questions, please email TechFairLA@annenberg.org.

TechFair LA is taking place at the Magic Box at The Reef in Downtown Los Angeles.
1933 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007

We highly encourage the use of public transportation and ridesharing services.

About TechFair LA:

TechFair LA is largest job fair of its kind in Los Angeles. Brought to you by the Annenberg Foundation, Comparably and Mayor Eric Garcetti, the event will take place Thursday, March 8, 2018 at The Reef in downtown Los Angeles and will strive to harness the power of our exploding tech industry to benefit all of L.A.’s job seekers. The event was conceived to help thousands of people in Los Angeles find their dream jobs and to bring together the tech community in a one-of-a-kind setting.

At TechFair LA, you'll have the opportunity to explore the industry, speak to L.A.'s top tech companies, and network with fellow talent who, along with you, make Los Angeles one of the world’s leading tech hubs.


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For more information:

If you're a job seeker with questions about TechFair LA or if your organization is interested in partnering with us, send an email to techfairla@annenberg.org.  

About AnnenbergTech:

Born from the premise that visionary communications can improve public well-being, the Annenberg Foundation has created AnnenbergTech to explore how the intersection of technology and philanthropy can benefit our city.

AnnenbergTech coordinates efforts between technology business leaders, investors, nonprofits, and the city of Los Angeles to positively impact diverse communities throughout the region. Through convenings, thought leadership and programs, the goal is to create a culture within the L.A. tech ecosystem to make equity, opportunity, and social impact a pillar of its success. Click here to learn more.