There will also be educational demonstrations and five expert speakers. Everyone attending will also get a digital packet detailing each attending company along with job descriptions to help keep them organized.If you want to get in on the cannabis industry, there is no better place to be this week than Denver. More than 50 companies looking to fill more than a 1,000 jobs will come together under one roof. This stands to quite possibly be the world’s largest cannabis career fair.
From budtender to dispensary managers, packagers to social media associates, virtually every position is up for grabs. With the ever expanding industry, the sheer number of jobs continues to grow as fast as the plant that spawns them. According to Karson Humiston, founder of Vangst Talent Network, the event organizer,
We asked all of the companies attending to provide us with their open job listings. While we’ve seen everything from entry-level trimmers to VPs, the top five most common positions are budtenders, managers, sales representatives, growers and bookkeepers.
But the event promises to hold far more than your usual hiring event. In addition, attendees can check out the newest products in the industry at several demo booths. Humiston also said,
There will also be educational demonstrations and five expert speakers. Everyone attending will also get a digital packet detailing each attending company along with job descriptions to help keep them organized.
Big names and competitive benefits
Among the companies taking part in the event are big names, including:
- Denver Consulting Group
- The Green Solution
- Grow For Vets
- LivWell Enlightened Health
- Dixie Elixirs
- Good Chemistry
- Healthy Headie
- Medicine Man
- & NORML
Vangst noted on Facebook that many companies offer competitive benefits comparable to traditional positions, including:
- Life Insurance
- Paid Time Off
And so much more
The event also features an invite-only after party sponsored by Leafly. There you will find a DJ, open bar, free food, and lot of elbows to rub in the burgeoning industry. With all the exciting events going on, this promises one heck of an experience. That’s why this event comes with a price tag. $9.99 gets you in the door, but for a chance to change your stars with a career in cannabis, it seems a small price to pay.
How to succeed at the cannabis career fair
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It might seem like the perfect place to party, what with a DJ and open bar. But if you really want to score a job over free drinks and samples, the Cannabist interviewed Vangst’s founder for some tips on navigating the unique event.
1. Take advantage of the education
One of our goals in hosting career fairs around the country is to continue to educate current industry employees and ensure best practices are applied across the industry. We want to attract professionals from other industries who will bring their skills and experiences to our industry.
Education is a huge component in this and we believe the best way to learn is to hear from people who are actively working in the cannabis industry
2. Follow-up leads
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Job seekers come to our career fair, drop their resume off at twenty tables, and expect to have a job the next day. It is important for job seekers to follow up with the companies they are interested in pursuing within a few days. So, don’t forget to get a business card, get your mental notes down on paper sooner rather than later, and make the time to write thoughtful follow-up emails.
It’s also a good idea for job seekers to do their research. Make a plan on which attending businesses you’d like to speak to, and make sure you know at least a few basic facts about them. This will really help you stand out and it shows you are serious. It also can’t hurt to have a resume tailored specifically to the company you’re hoping to work at.
Explore your options, cast a wide net, and ask questions! Take time to walk around and learn about many different companies and absorb as much information as possible. Ultimately, this is a huge networking event. You should think of all the connections you make at the job fair in the long term.
Job seekers will be able to accomplish more in one day than they would in months of job hunting, with the added benefit of instantly connecting through face time instead of email.
The place to be
Are you ready to join the ranks of cannabis career holders? Tell us what your dream job would be on social media or in the comments below.