For years, I’ve attended job fairs as an organizer and previously as a job applicant. Of the hundreds of clients I’ve helped, not one of them has said that they love job fairs. Typically, job applicants complain about job fairs. They find issues with everything from the choice of companies, to the long waits in lines, to the lack of jobs actually offered at hiring events.
I admit that all job fairs are not equal. Some are more professional than others. Some are setup to do more selling—with college recruiting and résumé services—than “buying.” And while some recruiters stand out because of their genuine interest in job seekers, there are others who only ......Read More