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. The answer is: “it depends." On the negative side, job fairs can be mob scenes—crowded, stressful, and often not very fruitful. You may find it hard to stand out among so many other job seekers. Introverts can have an especially difficult time at these, and may not be able to show their best selves. Related: 5 Things You MUST Do Before Attending A Job Fair On the positive side, job fairs are in fact filled with employers looking for people to hire, and you do get a chance to put a personal touch on submitting your resume. Instead of emailing it or submitting it online, you actually get to meet the person you're giving it to, and get valuable practice delivering your elevator pitch. Job seekers do get calls for interviews from job fairs.
October 27, 2016