The Job Fair
Nationwide job fairs are huge gatherings of companies and hopeful job seekers, eager to land a great gig with a
progressive company. For new college graduates and seasoned workers job fairs can be a terrific resource when it
comes to finding a new career and taking advantage of your unix education and linux certifications.
Job fairs are held for many industries such as anything to do with Computer Science, IT, the health care
industry, especially for nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, physicians’ assistants, and other supportive
Job fairs give health care professionals seeking new opportunities the chance to browse around at the
different health care delivery systems, how they are different, and yet the same.
Job fairs are a great place to compare benefits, sign on bonuses, and relocation and travel packages offered by
competing agencies and health care delivery systems. Whether your an IT Guru with a Computer Administration Degree
and Linux Certifications up the wazoo, or any other profession, you may be able to pick up continuing
education units (CEUs) toward license renewal at professional job fairs by completing a class or lecture.
There are many other benefits to attending job fairs. For one, you are given the chance to meet with a wide
variety of interested employers looking to fill literally hundreds of positions. In attending, you gain valuable
knowledge about their companies, what they're looking for, and have the chance to hone your interview skills on the
Job fairs are advertised practically everywhere, from college campuses to newspapers to the internet to the Unix
lab. If you’re interested in attending any job fairs you can research in your local library or in your city’s
newspaper for upcoming career fairs.
There are many ways to prepare for upcoming career fairs, and it’s a good idea to be well rehearsed on what they
are before attending. Showing up at the job fair feeling confident is vital to success.
For starters, polish your resume so it’s as professional as possible. Get your Linux certifications all in
order. Employers don’t want a lot of irrelevant information on your resume. Give them the most pertinent facts
about your past employment history and character, as well as sparkling references and you’re good to go.
Additionally, be prepared by developing a list of companies you’d like to speak with while at the fair, and gain
a working knowledge of who they are and what they do. Your background knowledge may just impress them enough for an
interview on the spot.
Do keep in mind that while large-scale job fairs may seem like an informal gathering for companies and
prospective employees to meet, you should “dress for success.” First impressions are everything, and a well-groomed
appearance is crucial when meeting with possible employers.
Job fairs are your chance to shine in the face of company big-wigs, so keep a smile on your face and a handshake
at the ready, should the opportunity present itself. You never know who you might be meeting that day, remember to
act confident and that will shine through.
The day of the event, do not be frustrated by long lines and heavy crowds. Job fairs attract people from all
over, so it’s expected to be busy. As long as you come prepared and organized, you are sure to have some luck when
all is said and done.
You’ll probably have quite the collection of brochures, folders, and other literature by the end of the day. Be
sure to pick up a free tote bag that is available by various vendors fair to carry your materials. Various classes
are also offered at career fair events including how to improve your resume, interviewing tips, and other
presentations by the sponsors of the fairs.
Attend as many different job fairs as you can because different companies may be sponsored at each. This will
give you the opportunity to connect with more potential employers at these job fairs, which will greatly increase
your chances of getting just the position you’re looking for.
Just remember to dress well, be polite to everyone you meet, and remember – first impressions are everything.
Follow these key guidelines, and you will not be surprised if your day at the job fair turns out to be a smashing