The Importance of Job Fairs

Posted by | February 2, 2013 | Tips For Job Seekers

With all the online job boards and social networks out there you would think that job fairs are just not worth your time anymore but they do continue to play an important role in the recruiting process. Here are six reasons why you should attend job fairs:

1. Job fairs offer efficiency. Many employers and candidates are in one location at the same time. You can check out multiple companies at once and this is especially helpful for someone in the early stages of their job search. The job fair can help you discover companies or industries you may have otherwise overlooked and provide you with the opportunity to make personal connections.

2. You can find out which skill set is in demand. By browsing open positions and speaking to company representatives, you’ll know where your current skill set will be most appreciated or if you have to brush up on certain skills.

3. You can learn more about employers than you can from their websites. Face-to-face opportunities like these give you the chance to see how industry players represent themselves. Find out more about the company culture, their hiring practices etc.

4. If you’re afraid of networking, this could be your dress rehearsal. Meeting people in a less formal setting such as a job fair could give you the ego boost you need.

5. It’s a good reason to get out of the house and get social. Attending a job fair could kick start a dormant job search.

6. Job fairs have evolved and now often combine with other events. Take advantage of any speaker schedules or seminar series that may be offered on the day. If you’re looking for new ideas or advice, this is where you’ll get it.

~ Jennee Rasavong is a Freelance Writer and Blogger. Follow her on Twitter @JenneeJade.

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