Job fairs

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Some peo­ple com­pare job fairs (also known as ca­reers fairs or re­cruit­ment fairs) to speed dat­ing. The events are a way of bring­ing po­ten­tial em­ploy­ers and job­seek­ers to­gether. Usu­ally held in con­fer­ence cen­tres or ho­tels, they can ac­com­mo­date hun­dreds of peo­ple. While em­ploy­ers have to pay a fee to set up a stand, job hun­ters nor­mally at­tend free of charge.

Many job fairs are or­ga­nized for spe­cific pro­fes­sions, such as health­care, or for de­mo­graphic groups, such as mil­i­tary vet­er­ans. Ca­reers fairs are of­ten aimed at stu­dents or new univer­sity grad­u­ates. Such events may also be at­tended by or­ga­ni­za­tions that pro­vide train­ing pro­grammes.

HR ex­perts ad­vise at­ten­dees to dress pro­fes­sion­ally. The women in this Reuters photo have clearly fol­lowed that ad­vice!

Well dressed: women at a US job fair

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