Job and career fairs are great places for job-seekers to learn of job openings, network, and more -- but you should only attend when prepared. Here are the best resources and tools to help you succeed.
Job expos and career fairs can be critical tools for job search success -- whether job-seekers use them to get an internship or job, or, whether job-seekers use them as a networking tool. Regardless of how you plan to take advantage of your next job expo or career fair, here are some key resources to help you make the most of the experience -- as well as key resources for finding your next career or job fair.
Quintessential Careers Job/Career Fair Resources
Career Fair/Job Expo Tutorial -- a detailed review -- for both college students and job-seekers -- on the skills necessary to successfully attend and navigate career fairs and job expos.
Career and Job Fair Do's and Don'ts -- reviews the keys to successfully navigating a career or job fair.
Career Fair Success Strategies -- Career fairs don't have to be intimidating. Remember that recruiters are there to find you.
Career Fairs: Your Shortcut to Job Interviews -- learn how to use career fairs as powerful networking sessions leading to interviews with future employers.
How to Succeed in Virtual Job Fairs: Tips for Job-Seekers -- online career and job fairs offer the opportunity for job-seekers to meet recruiters looking to hire. Find 5 tips for how to succeed in virtual job fair.
Questions to Ask at Career and Job Fairs -- this article highlights the four categories of questions job-seekers can ask recruiters at career and job fairs.
The Ten Keys to Success at Job and Career Fairs -- this article examines ten expert strategies that help job-seekers make the most of any career expo or job fair.
Top 10 Tips for Attending a Career Fair -- ten tips to help job-seekers be better prepared and have better success at career fairs.
Links to Major Career and Job Fair Organizations
CareerFairs.com -- a searchable database for locating upcoming job fairs and employers. In some cases job-seekers can even find the specific positions you desire.
CFG Inc. Career Fairs -- hosting fairs for all levels of job-seekers in IT, MIS, engineering, sales, management, healthcare, and business -- from entry-level to senior positions. CFG Inc. produce more than 190 fairs in more than 35 cities nationwide.
Diversity Career Group -- for job-seekers looking for sales, retail, and management jobs and located on the Weast coast -- from entry level to executive positions. Can also post your resume.
JobExpo -- hosts all types of job fairs including sales, management, retail, customer service, administrative, technical, diversity, and newspaper events nation wide.
SalesTrax -- the largest sales-specific career fair company in the U.S., holding around 150 career fairs nationwide each year, providing job-seekers and prospective employers with face-to-face interview. Events usually include representatives from pharmaceutical, technology, telecom, financial services, industrial, and business services industries.Job-seekers can post resume online before events. No cost to job-seekers.
TechexpoUSA.com -- a top career expo and event company for high tech professionals in the Northeast U.S. Job-seekers can search jobs, find career events -- and pre-register for them, and submit your resume.
TheJobFair -- for folks seeking employment in Atlanta. Learn more about upcoming Atlanta and Southeastern area Career Fest events, schedules, and employment information.
Women for Hire -- one-day career fair events pair recruiters from a mix of Fortune 1000 companies, Internet companies, non-profit organizations and government agencies with female college seniors and experienced professionals. A great resource for female job-seekers.
Other Key Job and Career Fair Resources for Job-Seekers
Guerrilla Tactics for Job Fairs -- A few key tips that discuss the "art" to getting a job through job-seeker participation in job fairs. From JobStar.
How to Prepare for a Job Fair/Career Fair -- some good advice and tips for success at career fairs, from the Career Services office at Virginia Tech University.
Maximize your career and job-search knowledge and skills! Take advantage of The Quintessential Careers Content Index, which enables site visitors to locate articles, tutorials, quizzes, and worksheets in 35 career, college, job-search topic areas.