Ready to move your career to the next level and find your next job? Consider participating in a Career Fair. These are typically no-cost ways to explore jobs available in your area, get to know employers and apply for open positions.
Virtual Career Fairs are an even more convenient way for job seekers to explore prospective companies, review job descriptions for their open positions and introduce yourself to them — all from the convenience of your own computer. You don’t need to worry about transportation or childcare, and you’ll get access to employers who want to meet you!
When Goodwill® hosts a job fair, we make sure that participating employers have jobs they are hiring for now. Goodwill organizations in communities across the U.S. and Canada offer a variety of training-related career fairs, as well as small, intimate hiring events for employers. Some host larger public career fairs, in partnership with other community organizations.
Before you participate in any type of Career Fair, be sure that you are prepared. Try to learn ahead of time about the employers that will be there, and the types of jobs they may have. Register ahead of time, if possible, to gain access to more information. Be sure to complete your ‘profile’ so that employers will have your information at their fingertips. And be sure your résumé is current.
- Click on the Career Fair link. You’ll be asked to register and build a profile.
- Have a nice photograph and current résumé on hand. You will want to upload these to the site. Try your best to do these first two steps ahead of time.
- Visit the employers’ virtual ‘booths’ to review their jobs, watch videos and read more about them.
- Recruiters from the employers will be online, and you can chat live with them. Treat this as seriously as you would an in-person interview.
- Check out other resources that may be available.
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