Career fairs are not kind to job seekers. Companies sometimes visit to promote their businesses, hoping to turn attendees into customers, not employees. You’ll also find colleges and universities seeking transfer students.
If you’ve been following my blog, you won’t be surprised. Short cuts almost always turn out to be costly detours. A few of my clients have been scammed by firms promising to short-circuit the job hunt by mailing their resumes to hundreds or even thousands of prospective employers. The truth? They have a standard list and will “blast” your resume to everyone – even companies that are not a match. This process is not harmless: you can be embarrassed when your resume turns up on the desk of your former colleague, competitor or boss.
Here’s an article from an ABC news affiliate on the subject of career fairs. Read it here.
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