In your job search, you can attend job fairs as an avenue to find a new job. Through a job fair, you can yield excellent networking contacts and if, all goes well a new job. If you are looking to land a new rewarding job, you may wonder which job search strategy or technique to use. You have the choice of attending some jobs fairs, or you can search for jobs through the Internet, networking, or other traditional, advertised venues.
If you are not attending job fairs, you are missing out on some wonderful ways to connect with those hiring. Several organizations hold job fairs around the world and these organizations pre-screen candidates and invite those that meet the desired criteria. The job candidate screening requirements are on the organization’s website. These types of job fairs are harder to get invited to but, as a result, your chances of gaining an interview or job will increase if you are asked to attend.
In other cases, job fairs are open to the entire public, and the companies involved come from a large pool making up many different job sectors. Some organizations require you to pay a fee to attend the fairs. The major organizations tend to not require a placement fee for finding you a position; however, these fees still may exist in some organizations.
There is an abundance of recruiting organizations, some specializing in finding positions for certain industries and ones that do not specialize but are willing to take you on as a client. It would be impossible to list them all, so I suggest doing a Google search.
Recruiters will interview you during a job fair even if you have contacted them directly rather than registering with a recruitment organization. This is not an effort to subvert the process. If the initial contact was not a result of registering with the organizing body, then the job fair location may make a convenient meeting place for the interview.
Job fairs hold their advantages. They will assist you with bringing recruiters to you, give you a chance to meet company representatives face-to-face, and, by completing their applications, you may find out whether or not you are suited to work in specific business environments. However, if you would rather have the freedom to look for work on your own, that is a respectable alternative.