Do Job Fairs Still Work?

Professional Resume Services

With all kinds of action happening online these days, many job seekers decide that the local job fairs are a waste of time. But, really, attending the local job fairs is one of the most effective things you could do if you do it right. Here’s why: Networking.

Job Fairs Offer Opportunities

Professional Resume Services

With all of the new ways people are looking for jobs (online job boards, social networking sites, etc.), many people forget that job fairs are just as popular as ever in today’s employment market. Networking is key in any job search!

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How Will You Stand Out at Your Next Job Fair? Use a Handbill

Competitive Resumes

Everyone usually has one goal attending a networking event or a job fair: To meet the right person to get the next step. How do you stand out at job fairs and networking events? How do you stand out at job fairs and networking events?

Create a Handbill if You Want to Stand Out at Networking Events and Job Fairs

Competitive Resumes

He wrote about this in his 2011 book, The 7 Rules for Getting Hired in Any Economy: Cracking the New Job Market. Jessica offers this to her clients for them to use at networking events and job fairs. I think we have to prepare job seekers in as many ways as possible.

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5 Things You MUST Do Before Attending A Job Fair

Career Realism

Most job fairs run between January and May. When Spring rolls around, things usually ramp up because most employers want job openings filled before Summer kicks off. Job fairs offer an opportunity for employers to conduct initial screenings on potential candidates on the spot.

?? 35 Smart Things to Actually Do and Not Do at Job Fairs

JobMob

Can you get hired at a job fair? I've been to many career fairs, both as a job seeker and as a speaker and advisor. When looking for a job, I would typically come to the fair early in the event, dressed well and holding a binder or folder with resume copies.

5 Things You MUST Do Before Attending A Job Fair

Career Realism

5 Things You MUST Do Before Attending A Job Fair. Most job fairs run between January and May. When Spring rolls around, things usually ramp up because most employers want job openings filled before Summer kicks off. Things You MUST Do Before Attending A Job Fair.

25 Reasons Job Fairs Are Not a Waste of Time

JobMob

Have you been to a job fair recently? In 2002, I was on the job search in Israel a few months after leaving my job at Amazon.com in France. Living in Jerusalem at the time, I later had to commute for over 90 minutes just to get to the fair.

Should You Attend A Job Fair To Find A Job?

Career Realism

Should You Attend A Job Fair To Find A Job? If you’re in a job search, you may be wondering if attending a career fair or job fair is a good move, or a waste of time. You may find it hard to stand out among so many other job seekers.

Techeads Israeli Hitech Job Fair on March 6th 2012

JobMob

People & Computers’ latest edition of its annual hitech (IT) job fair is next week. If you know anyone else looking for a job in Israel in one of the below industries, please share this article with them. Discover job openings you aren’t aware of.

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The Biggest Networking Mistakes

Professional Resume Services

Networking is an absolute must for a successful career. Unfortunately, many people consider networking events as nothing more than social time akin to a cocktail party. The truth is that networking events are more like a pre-interview on a mass scale.

COMIC – Julian and Larry go to a job fair

Resume Bear

ResumeBear Featured Jobs Support Job Trends Salary Trends Contact Us Email Posts Resumebear Online Resume ResumeBear Online Resume Builder Resume Delivery Resume Tracking Featured Government Jobs Resume & Cover Letter Tips Interview Tips COMIC – Julian and Larry go to a job fair 03.

How To Choose A Career Or Job Fair

Tim's Strategy

Blog Free Downloads Sponsor Resources FAQ [05.28.10] View Comments How To Choose A Career Or Job Fair Career fairs (or job fairs as they are sometimes called) are not created equal. A few weeks ago I wrote about the pros and cons of going to a career or job fair.

Are Job Fairs a Good Use of Your Job Search Time?

Career Alley

CareerAlley Career advice, job search advice and job search site reviews Comments By Email Posts Jobs powered by Simply Hired « Job Search – Everyone has a Story to Tell Job Hunting – What Have You Been Doing Lately? » Are Job Fairs a Good Use of Your Job Search Time? Therefore, you have to be strategic in how you use your time during your job search. 2) Are the companies at the job fair actually hiring?

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5 Things You MUST Do Before Attending A Job Fair

Career Realism

Most job fairs run between January and May. When Spring rolls around, things usually ramp up because most employers want job openings filled before Summer kicks off. Related: 3 Tips On Using Direct Mail In Your Job Search. Things You MUST Do Before Attending A Job Fair.

Job Fair for Israeli High Tech Professionals on July 7th 2011

JobMob

People & Computers’ latest edition of its annual hitech (IT) job fair is rolling in this week. It’s been a while since any national job fairs took place here, but this one keeps going strong early every summer. Network with other job seekers.

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The Importance of Networking

Workology

The number one item on the mind of seniors is finding a job. While most career-oriented departments at universities and colleges tell their students to start looking for a job 3-4 months prior to graduation, networking is something that needs to be done all throughout your college career.

How To Prepare A Career or Job Fair | Tim's Strategy

Tim's Strategy

Blog Free Downloads Sponsor Resources FAQ [06.07.10] View Comments How To Prepare For A Career or Job Fair I’ve written a few other posts on career and job fairs. Before meetups, tweetups and other more modern networking events.

Now Hiring! The Value of Virtual Job Fairs

Career Rocketeer

It would be pretty irresponsible to up and move across the country without a job already in place…but it’s not exactly easy to interview and search out positions from the opposite coast. About 10 years ago, a new phenomenon, the virtual job fair , began popping up. Unlike the traditional job fair, the virtual job fair allows for interactions between employers and job seekers to take place “online,” thus saving both sides time and money.

5 Ways To Effectively Distribute Your Resume

Professional Resume Services

Resume distribution is paramount to landing the job you want. Job fairs – If you don’t go to job fairs, you should. Job fairs are a one-stop-shopping experience for candidates searching for the perfect job.

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4 STEPS TO MAXIMIZING YOUR TIME AT A JOB FAIR

Call to Career

erhaps you have participated in a job fair, or maybe you have just seen the images on TV. The lines are long as job seekers wait for a chance to speak to a recruiter about a job. Most people will tell you that it is unlikely that you will walk out of a job fair with a job. So is it worth it to go?

Job Searching Tips For Soon To Be College Graduates

RedStarResume

Have a Job Searching Game Plan: The job searching process takes time—months in fact, so if you decide this is the route you want to take after college, it’s important to get a head start senior year if you want to have a job lined up after graduation.

shocking criticism in an annual review, job-fair-style interviews, and more

Ask A Manager

My job requires extensive customer service skills, and in the 16 years I’ve been working (five at my current job), I’ve always been marked the highest in relating to the customers. I should say that I have a job with a lot of responsibility and am just a shade less senior than those who received invitations. Job-fair-style interviews. What are your thoughts on internal “job fair” type interviews, aka an assembly line type interviews?

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How to Make a Personal Business Card for Networking Today (at no cost)

Competitive Resumes

If you don’t do anything for your job search today, make it easier for any job fair vendor, new contact you meet in person or online, or anyone you are exchanging value. Remember if you don’t stand out, you minimize your job opportunities!

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Three Tips to Streamline Your Recruiting, Part 2

Hiring Technical People

The people who are looking have to target networking. See Manage Your Job Search.). But the hiring managers have to vary their recruiting mechanisms. He was using recruiters, but a small number. Those recruiters had not proved themselves to him. And, he had not left his office to personally recruit for the positions. Do not saddle yourself with a recruiter who throws candidates at you who are not worth interviewing, never mind hiring.

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Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair? March 14, 2011 In response to the previous post on job fairs , a commenter asked: I have attended my alma mater’s industry-specific career fair the past few years.

Recruiters Know: A Company is only as Good as Its People

Career Alley

Today’s recruiters go by many names. They are called sourcing specialists, talent acquisition managers, hiring specialists, recruiting generalists or any of several other terms. Depending on the size and scope of the organization, recruiters may also have international duties.

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Recruiting & Hiring on Twitter, Facebook, & LinkedIn by Country

Workology

But even before candidates become employees, recruiters and human resource professionals are responsible for hiring, recruiting and attracting candidates and on a global scale. LinkedIn: The Social Network Recruiting Standard. Recruiters & Recruiting on Facebook.

25 Live Networking Tips

Corn on the Job

side of networking. Today we’re taking a break from Twitter , Facebook , Linkedin , and others so that I can share 25 tips for Live Networking. Use social networking to locate live networking events in your area. Everyone wants something at a networking event.

50 Things Recruiters Can Do on Facebook

Workology

As a recruitment marketer, I am a big fan of Facebook. Facebook as helped to elevate our digital presence, increase job visibility and generate applications. Like any tool in your recruiting toolbox, it’s all in how you use it. Post jobs via the Oodle Marketplace app.

how to stand out at a job fair

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager how to stand out at a job fair March 14, 2011 A few months ago, I attended a bunch of job fairs to search for candidates for some jobs I was hiring for. This was my first foray into job fairs, and it was pretty fascinating to watch how different job-seekers navigated the situation differently. I attend the fair because it’s better than just sitting at home but leave wondering why I even bothered.

How to Find a Job [8 Under Considered Ideas]

The Undercover Recruiter

In the troubled landscape of the current economy and with the threat of a triple dip recession hanging over everyone’s heads, finding a job is no mean feat. Either way, competition is undeniably fierce and job seekers have to widen the reach of their job search in order to be successful.

2013 108

6 Strategies to Effectively Use Video In Your Recruiting Efforts

Workology

It’s also become a resource for us in the recruiting industry to reach candidates as they become more accustomed to and expectant of video in the hiring process. It just has to resonate with the job seeker and support your talent acquisition team’s larger employment branding strategy.

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Can There Be a Worse Way to Apply For a Job Than to Attend a.

Jennifer Anthony

→ Can There Be a Worse Way to Apply For a Job Than to Attend a Cattle Call? Kim I read an article in today’s newspaper and came away, asking myself, “Is there worse way to look for a job?&# Evidently, there was a job fair downtown yesterday.

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The Evolution of Recruiting, from the Dinosaur Days to the New Social Era

Resume Bear

When I think about how recruiting has evolved over the past 15 years (wow – I suddenly feel old!), haha) We did use a couple of fledgling online resume databases, attend job fairs and post to online newsgroups (remember those?) Times were hard for recruiters!

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How to Make Recruitment Work for Your Small Business

The Undercover Recruiter

When you’re part of a Fortune 500 company with nigh inexhaustible resources, the recruitment process doesn’t seem to be one that really necessitates creativity or strategy. How to Make Recruitment Work for Your Small Business. Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog.

2013 84

The Students Guide to College Career Fairs

Corn on the Job

Corn on the Job Wisdom for Job Seekers Blog About Archives COTJ Blog Roll Corn Heads Contact Subscribe The Students Guide to College Career Fairs by Rich DeMatteo on February 19, 2010 Most companies suck at college recruiting, specifically in finding talent at college career fairs. There are certainly a handful of companies that really kill it at college career fairs, but the career fair itself is just the tip of the iceberg.

6 Alternatives to Job Search Boards

Career Alley

Without a doubt, job search boards are the number one tool that people use for their job search. Which is exactly why you should be looking at some of the other job search alternatives that are available to you. That being said, where else can you look for a job (and why)?

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Your Job Search Marketing Toolkit – Overview

Career Alley

Okay, so I admit it – I’m a fanatic with job search (and, therefore, this blog). When I’m looking for a job I’m obsessed. I use a tried and true process which enables me to more quickly find the right job for me. Be prepared for your job interview.

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101 Career and Employer Blogs for Recruiting Candidates & Employment Branding

Workology

Offering an interactive platform to feature recruiting and employment content. 55% of candidates prefer an employee centric blog versus recruiter centric. List of Company Careers and Recruiting Blogs. A recruiting and careers blog that spans the entire organization.

2015 166

4 Ways To Balance Your Job Search

Career Realism

It's not uncommon for job seekers to spend almost all of their time sitting behind a computer searching through online job ads. If your job search has been unsuccessful up to this point, your time behind the computer could be a major factor in your lack of success.

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Thousands of Jobs if You Know Where to Look

Career Alley

Although the unemployment rate has improved over the last few years, there still appears to be a shortage of jobs for those who want to work (or get a new job). I say “appears” because there are jobs out there (if you know where to look and have the right skills).

2014 369

Why Aren’t I Getting Hired?

Professional Resume Services

The best executive resume should be customized for the job. As a Resume Writer and Career Coach , one of the questions I get asked the most is “Why can’t I find a job?” Hunting for a new job is tough, it just is. Today’s job seekers must have a presence on social media.

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