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Area businesses offer tips for applicants

April 26, 2013
The Inter-Mountain

The first Randolph County Job Fair will be a great place for local businesses and job seekers to gather, and a few business representatives are offering tips for anyone who wants to make a good impression.

About 50 companies are set to take part in the fair, set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 26 at the McDonnell Center at Davis & Elkins College.

Some of those include Armstrong Wood Products, Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad Inc., Fastenal, Huttonsville Correctional Center, Par Mar Oil Co., Railyard Enterprises LLC, Snowshoe Mountain Resort, Youth Health Service and Weyerhaeuser, along with many others.

Snowshoe Mountain Resort, which has been in the hospitality and skiing industry for 40 years, is looking to expand summer programming, youth camps, conferences and catering, along with other overall goals.

The resort's human resources staff offered a few specific tips for anyone seeking a job in this industry:

Be prepared to interview at any time.

Understand the hospitality industry and what it does for the surrounding community.

Complete applications in full.

Never stop growing and learning.

More information about Snowshoe's employment opportunities is available by emailing

Meanwhile, nonprofit agency Youth Health Service also offered some tips for prospective employees.

Research our agency, programs and guiding philosophy by exploring our website at to determine if this is a good "fit" for you.

Children and families are our focus. Applicants must enjoy working with children, care about the safety and well-being of children and have a health respect for children as individuals.

Health attachments are vital for children. applicants should consider how long they plan to work with us prior to accepting a position. We also expect all employees to be healthy role models.

The ability to work independently and as a team member is critical to the success of all YHS employees.

More information about Youth Health Services is available by calling 304-636-9450.



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