With the world starting to go back to “normal” post COVID-19 vaccine, career fairs are being scheduled across the country! It’s definitely possible to complete your career search online, but attending a local career fair offers many advantages for career seekers! A career fair is a lot like Speed Dating for a new job!
Here are 3 Reasons to Attend a Career Fair:
- Opportunities – This is probably the most obvious reason. Attending a career fair provides you with career opportunities. A career fair offers you the chance to speak with dozens of potential employers. This gives you the opportunity to learn about industries or companies you may have otherwise never considered. You can also talk to recruiters and expand your knowledge about an employer you’ve had your eye on. Career fairs open up a lot of opportunities for job seekers!
- Practice – The first time you walk up to a potential employer, you will probably feel nervous. However, the more recruiters you speak with, the more comfortable you will feel in the setting. This will help you to build your confidence, and improve your interview skills. This will also give you a chance to practice speaking about your skills, education, and selling yourself!
- Networking – A professional network is very helpful when searching for a new job. You never know what contact could help you find a job down the road. These in person events give you an opportunity to build your professional network, meet new people, and learn from others. While you can build a professional network through LinkedIn, meeting someone face to face builds trust and respect on a more personal level.