Texas — Q: I think job fairs are very hit or miss. How can I make them more productive?
A: Job fairs are great ways to meet employers, but there are some ways to make them really work for you.
Job fairs usually fall into one of two categories: open admission and restricted admission.
Open-admission job fairs are open to everyone, but restricted-admission events are only open to those in a certain profession or industry or those of a certain experience level. To be most productive, match the job fair with your industry and background.
Consider your expectations and goals for the event. Meeting employers often involves standing in line. Use this time to meet other people in line and exchange information about industries you have in common.
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