Can a job fair really help an individual find a good job?

Philippines
July 5, 2010 9:00am CST
Hi mylotters! here's on of our fun topic which is Can a job fair really help an individual find a good job and help them get through their lives? Please help us out about this matter and may our fun debate comes to a conclusion. Thanks everyone and happy Mylotting!!
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8 responses
• Australia
5 Jul 10
I think it can help people who are genuinely looking for work as these fairs normally include tech schools & universities for those looking to improve their education to get the right job..well they do here in Australia anyway.
• Philippines
6 Jul 10
Yeah, my aunt said so, too that there also job fairs happening there. I hope I can visit Australia before I get old. ^___^
• Australia
6 Jul 10
Enjoy your time when you do come to Australia :)
• Philippines
9 Jul 10
Thank You!!
@knicnax (2233)
• Philippines
5 Jul 10
I've been through a few job fairs and neither one helped me land a job. Oh wait, one did, but not really. Haha. Here's my story: as a fresh grad, I joined a lot of job fairs, a lot were organized by the school, some I just heard about. Some job fairs I would be contacted and interviews, but these are manpower agencies so the chances of getting hired by a company is really low. I did get a chance in one job fair, there was this lady who was handing out fliers. They didn't have a booth or anything, just handed out fliers. It was for a teaching post, some clerical works or as a marketing staff. i held on to the paper cause i wanted to teach, and lo and behold, that was my first job ever.
• Philippines
5 Jul 10
Like they say, "It happens when it's destined to happen", no one could ever tell what job could they get in the future. Thanks for your reply, It was a fun and enlightening life story, I've learned a lot from it. Thanks my friend.
• Philippines
6 Jul 10
the only advantage of jobfairs is when you really see company that needs people. but it's better for you to apply straight into the office
• Philippines
9 Jul 10
Walk-in application is good based on my experience.
@tomitomi (5440)
• Singapore
7 Jul 10
I should think it does. But just be prepared for the exodus in the number of applicants as it usually is. Finding a job whether through a job fair or otherwise is just as tough and competitive. The best thing to get prepared for any job is to have the relevant skills matched. It pays to have a little more and be prepared for the questions likely asked during the interview. That's the cutting edge.
• Philippines
9 Jul 10
Yes! And look confident to boost your appeal and look like a worthy employee to hire. Thanks man!
@digidogo (446)
• Philippines
6 Jul 10
Yes it can definitely help an individual find a good job. There is a big variety of jobs you can choose depending on what you expertise in. The only thing in a job fair is that it is a big hassle and a sacrifice on time, because you will definitely find alot more people in the fair than you would expect!
• Philippines
6 Jul 10
Yeah, same experience here, We were like sardines there when the dome is open for job browsing booth by booth, and YES it's time consuming because i arrived as early as 7am and got home by 5pm. Very Tiring, but it's worth it. Thanks for the comment!
• Philippines
6 Jul 10
Hello cartright, I have attended Job fairs for four years, there are advantages and disadvantages in going to job fairs. first, these companies are the ones in need of people really bad, but you need to go on with their application but rest assured that you will be prioritize compare to those who apply online. but it's too expensive, only a few had given me help through their call center trainings but after that i never got to the next level, like most specially in operations
• Philippines
6 Jul 10
i see, so i should still consider walk-in type of application if I'm looking for a work. Thanks.
@Memnon (2172)
5 Jul 10
I don't really know. I have only ever been to one, which did not help. I guess that being in the right place at the right time can always help: every opportunity should be grasped, as they do not always present themselves.
• Philippines
6 Jul 10
Indeed! It's the person should seek for the job, and should the job seek you to work for them. Thanks!
@rhodzptc (1319)
• Philippines
5 Jul 10
Yes they do help a lot of job less people just don't be to choosy. If you are looking for a job make sure that you really need it and you will not choose what job they will give in a first place you will be the one choosing what would you apply for right. In my experience in hiring people from job fair most of graduates are very choosy and demanding and that is one reason while they fail during the initial interview. In this time of economic crisis it is really had to find god paying job as you might noticed some people are over qualified for the job but still they suit their selves to it.
• Philippines
6 Jul 10
I think you're right there my friend, if you choose what job are you going to be hired, it'll take you very long, but they say "If you have the job but you don't love and enjoy it, the time you spend in your work is worthless". I can agree with you because every people needs to land that job for them to survive the game called life. Thanks my friend!
@lelin1123 (15635)
• Puerto Rico
5 Jul 10
After being out of job for almost a year due to 9/11 I went to a job fair right around Thanksgiving of 2002. I ended up with a great job as a Administrative Assistant for a Hospital dealing with Behavioral Health. It was a wonderful job for the 5 years that I was there. So to answer your question "YES" it can help you find the job that you have been waiting for. Good Luck if you are looking for that great job.
• Philippines
6 Jul 10
Thanks my friend, I'll try it out when there is a job fair here, and I hope they'll be in need of a computer technician. Happy Mylotting to you!