In Person Job Fairs are Back!
We are so pleased to have participated in the Catholic University of America Spring Career Fair. Two of our recruiters, Chace Leuba and Diana Villegas, were able to meet and mingle with the undergraduate and graduate students of CUA to discuss temporary and permanent job opportunities.
There are many benefits to attending a job fair, whether it’s put on by a school, university or hosted by a staffing agency. Here are our three top reasons why you shouldn’t pass up the next career fair if you’re looking for work.
1. Access to Hiring Representatives
When attending a job fair, you are in direct contact with recruiters and hiring managers. There are not many other opportunities to connect with, and make a good impression on, this many HR professionals. While at the CUA Career Fair, WAI recruiters connected with many students both seeking temporary work while finishing their degree, and permanent work post graduation.
2. Learn About Different Careers
Job fairs, and staffing agencies, offer a wealth of knowledge about different careers. Many times people hear of a job or career path that they were not otherwise aware existed. With attendees of the 2022 CUA Career Fair, WAI discussed opportunities at a number of DMV based nonprofits and associations, and is excited to continue working with the students we met.
Networking is an invaluable part of attending job fairs. This maximizes a job seeker’s exposure to far more opportunities and connections than traditional job applications. To be well prepared, always carry several copies of your resume, have a digital copy saved in your email or on Google Drive for easy access and perhaps have your business card ready to hand out.
Whitman Associates is excited to return to the Catholic University of America next year and continue attending career fairs around the DMV. Placement options are available for students, recent graduates, in addition to mid and late-career professionals!
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