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Career Fairs: A Job Seeker's Blind Date (Part II)

By Christine Muncy
Contributor, Career Services

It’s not easy attending an event, the sole purpose of which is having several people (recruiters, specifically) remember you, when you do not know anyone there. Leaving an event with the confidence that you gave it your best is the most we can hope for. But you shouldn’t go ill prepared: read the earlier post from this week about the steps you should take before you get to the next steps, listed below. Following this list from start to finish should give you positive results, and hopefully take you from ‘just another face’ to the one recruiters remember (for a good reason).

Making the Most of a Career Fair

By Cathy Francois
Contributor, Career Services

What I like the most about career fairs is that you have an opportunity to meet with hiring managers and recruiters face-to-face. There are no easily agitated receptionists, evil gatekeepers, or electronic and political red tape in your way. This is the one place where it is the recruiter’s duty to meet you personally! Job seekers often tell me that they are looking for an in, a hook-up, or connection. Well this is your chance to go in, make a connection, and get the "in" you’re looking for. But, this is easier said than done. Remember, the point of a career fair is to get a lead that will take you from applicant to prospect by landing an interview. Here are some tips on how to make that magic happen.

The Virtual Career Fair Advantage

By Cathy Francois
Contributor, Career Services

The idea of virtual career fair is a relatively new concept. These days, just about anything can be facilitated through technology, and a career fair is no exception. We can pay our bills, go to classes, chat with friends, and even lock our front doors with a quick tap of a button. As a career coach, I am still asked, “What’s a virtual career fair,” and, “How does it work?” Although you are not meeting recruiters or hiring manager’s in-person, there are several positives to attending a virtual career fair, and all job seekers should take advantage of this unique opportunity.