Employment Opportunities How to Find Your Unique Job, Job Search a Different Way

The Employers PAY to attend the Job Fair to Meet YOU!!!

  Many companies have many areas of employment, and airport doesn't just need pilots, they need truck drivers, maintenance and janitorial services.
Many companies have many areas of employment, and airport doesn't just need pilots, they need truck drivers, maintenance and janitorial services.
You will find that Job Fairs are held in most cities and on college campuses each year. You can call your City Hall Chamber of Commerse to find dates and times and places near you!
You will find that Job Fairs are held in most cities and on college campuses each year. You can call your City Hall Chamber of Commerse to find dates and times and places near you!
This particular JobFair was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Downtown Los Angeles.
This particular JobFair was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Downtown Los Angeles.
  An informal opportunity to exchange information.  Take advantage of the friendly atmosphere.
An informal opportunity to exchange information. Take advantage of the friendly atmosphere.
  Review the company information then go back to speak with perspective employers to show that you are interested.
Review the company information then go back to speak with perspective employers to show that you are interested.
  Bring as many copies of your resume' as you can manage.
Bring as many copies of your resume' as you can manage.

Job Fair Dates in United States - New Update

If you are ex-Military, or the spouse of a Veteran, these Job Fair dates will interest you, some promoters invite agencies and employers to meet, greet and inform regarding military families about available jobs opening up in their areas. Some of these Fairs are focused on networking and exposing job searchers to people in the area who are connected with top job sources and even training for jobs coming available right now.


Find a Hiring Fair Near You

Hiring Our Heroes is proud to announce employment workshops are now available in conjunction with hundreds of our hiring fairs. These workshops are designed to help veterans and military spouses and include resume writing, interview skills, and one-on-one mentoring.

Engineering Opportunity Job Fair January 24, 2015 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Liberal Arts (H&S) Career and Internship Fair February 10, 2015 12 PM - 4 PM

ME Design Career Fair February 11, 2015 12 PM - 4 PM

Sustainable Design, Structural Eng. & Construction Fair February 12, 2015 5 PM - 8 PM

Medtech Career Fair February 24, 2015 12 PM - 4 PM

Startup 101 Entrepreneur Career Expo February 25, 2015 12 PM - 4 PM

Social Impact Career Fair February 26, 2015 5 PM - 8 PM

Spring Career Fair (2 Days) (Different employers each day of fair)April 15 & 16, 2015 12 PM - 4 PM

PhD Career Fair April 22, 2015 12 PM - 4 PM


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Looking for The Right Company

Think of it this way...Corporations pay the Job Fairs for a booth area and send recruiting staff to meet with you.
Think of it this way...Corporations pay the Job Fairs for a booth area and send recruiting staff to meet with you.
There will be Companies and Organizations at a Job Fair that you may not think of applying to in a more traditional job search.
There will be Companies and Organizations at a Job Fair that you may not think of applying to in a more traditional job search.
It is a good first step to practice meeting employers in a less formal atmosphere, before beginning to schedule formal interviews.
It is a good first step to practice meeting employers in a less formal atmosphere, before beginning to schedule formal interviews.
You can research companies and learn what they are about before formally interviewing with them.
You can research companies and learn what they are about before formally interviewing with them.
You may find a company that you never thought of working for during your time at the Job Fair.
You may find a company that you never thought of working for during your time at the Job Fair.
The Job Fairs in your area will also provide free seminars and training for topics like "Updating your resume'", "Making a professional first impression", and "Researching the companies you apply to."
The Job Fairs in your area will also provide free seminars and training for topics like "Updating your resume'", "Making a professional first impression", and "Researching the companies you apply to."

A New Kind of Job Search

In the "old days" perspective employees would search the local newspapers' "Help Wanted Ads", make phone calls and register at the Employment Opportunities Office for available Job Opportunities. Usually, the current job search involves registering Online with EDD, joining a Job Search Website such as Monster.Com, and electronically submitting a cover letter and Resume' to various Corporations through their website or email.

One way to "get your foot in the door" these days is to attend a Job Fair. In fact it may be the only way to personally hand your resume' to an interested employer "face-to-face" as most corporations won't allow "walk-ins" even if you call them ahead. In these troubled times of Homeland Security Protecols, employers are wary of unauthorized persons roaming their facilities. The best way to come into direct contact with large numbers of employers is to make 50 or so copies of your updated resume' and walk through a local Job Fair. Remember to smile and look the employer directly in the eye as you hand him/her your resume'. If you are offered an application or brochure, there is seating and tables nearby for filling out information and reading information. After reading material on the companies that have recruitment and networking booths at the Job Fair, be sure to go back to the booths you are interested in and ask meaningful questions to show the employer you are interested and informed about their company.

Most Job Fairs also having a training and lecture area set up for applicants who want to learn updated strategies on "Making a good first impression", "Writing an accurate but impressive resume'", and "How to make a successful Job Search". You can glean many tidbits of useful information, especially if it has been a long time since you have needed to look for work, or if this is your first time job search.

You will often receive gifts with company logos, literature and a large carry bag with a water bottle from the Job Fair itself. One construction company had miniature hard hats and mini-"cones" likw what you see in the middle of the road at constrution sites! The atmosphere at the Fair is structured to set applicants at ease. There is hand shaking and animated converation, and an overall willingness to spend time with you to share information and talk in a more informal situation than you would find in an interview within the companies' office. As a first step, I recommend getting some practice at interviewing and selling your good working skills at a Job Fair. Do not be shy about approaching people while you are there. The reason they paid for a booth to be at the Fair on that day is to come into contact with people like you. Think of it this way, you are invited to go to the Job Fair for free through newspaper advertisements and Banners, flyers, radio announcements... but the Employers have to pay to be there to meet YOU!


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careercounselor 4 years ago

Many companies are willing to train the right person as long as they have a solid work history and have transferable skills.


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Highvoltagewriter 5 years ago from Savannah GA.

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SistasExpress 7 years ago from Chicago

I enjoyed reading this....nice blog


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Mktgpro 7 years ago from Canada

Excellent information. More importantly it is the approach that I appreciate. Deborah, I would be looking forward to reading more of your posts. Thanks !


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Deborah-Lynn 7 years ago from Los Angeles, California Author

Thank you Veronica, I found the LA Job Fair to be time well spent. If you want to know when there will be a Job Fair in your area, just call your City Hall Office or the Chamber of Commerse.


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Veronica Allen 7 years ago from Georgia

very useful information thanks!

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