Frequently Asked Questions
What is a career fair and is it free for job seekers?
A career fair is an event where job seekers can meet face-to-face with representatives from hiring companies. Company representatives will be screening and interviewing candidates for their open positions, creating the perfect opportunity for job seekers to sell themselves beyond what just their resume can do. Our Career Fairs are always FREE for candidates to attend.
Do companies hire at career fairs?
Yes, although each company handles the hiring process differently. Some companies will hire job seekers on the spot, but most view the event as the initial step in their hiring process, setting the stage for more formal interviews and subsequent job offers after the event. Job seekers should approach the career fair as they would a first interview – ask questions about the companies and their openings and be prepared to discuss your experience and qualifications.
Is there a dress code?
Although there is not an official dress code, most job seekers dress for a career fair just like a job interview. Business casual attire is acceptable for most recruiters. Remember, you want to make a good first impression.
Is there a complete list of participating companies?
The list of participating companies will be published a few weeks before the event and will be updated as more and more companies sign up. Please keep in mind that, because their needs are constantly changing, most companies prefer waiting until closer to the event to officially sign up as a participant. Make sure you check the website before the event to see the most updated company lineup.
How many resumes should I bring to the event?
It is recommended that candidates bring at least 15 resumes to the career fair, but more may be needed for larger events. The companies will have access to everyone’s resume through the online resume database we provide, but it is always better to put a resume directly in their hands if possible.
Why should I pre-register?
Pre-registering online allows you to bypass the on-site registration process, giving you instant admittance to the career fair. Also, it ensures that your resume will be added to the online resume database, allowing all of the participating companies to review it.
How are candidates notified about your events?
We notify candidates through e-mail, online advertising, print advertising and invitations.
How many candidates attend your events?
Markets vary in terms of the number of candidates that attend career fairs based on demographics and population. On average, we have between 300-400 experienced candidates attending our events.
When will I have access to resumés of the candidates that attended?
Companies that participate in our career fairs will have access to resumés of all the candidates within 7 to 10 days following the event. A dedicated website and password is distributed to each company at the event.
Is electric and internet connectivity available at the event?
Yes, electric and internet connectivity is available and the order needs to be placed prior to the event. Participating companies will receive an agenda approximately 6 weeks prior to the event date with information on ordering electric and internet service.
Do you offer packages for multiple events?
Yes, we offer many different multi-event packages that are designed to provide a cost savings to companies and streamline recruiting plans. For more information on packages, contact us.
What is the deadline for placing an ad in the program guide?
A 5″ x 8″ ad in the program guide is included with participation. In order for the ad to be included in the program guide, the artwork must be received no later than 5 p.m. EST on Tuesday the week prior to the date of the event.