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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 technical personnel.

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 spot.

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 success.