Event 3/Job Fair
Companies for Job Fair
During this event, we are focusing on companies involved in:
- Decentralized Computing
- Community Care
- Skills Transfer
Who is Needed to Hire?
Entrepreneurs typically hire their leaders first.
Existing companies are looking for individual contributors and managers.
What do I Need to Attend?
You’ll need to upload a PDF of your resume and provide the following information:
- Name and contact information
- Role sought
- Years experience in that role
- URL to LinkedIn profile
- Paragraph summary about you
Preparing for Job Fair
You’ll want your resume in good form. Two weeks before the Job Fair, we will provide a resume group coaching session.
You’ll want to review the list of companies attending the Job Fair before you arrive so you can make the most effective use of your time. Employers will have lines of people wanting to speak with them; prioritize appropriately.
Increasing my Chances of Being Hired
Know what you are seeking your career objective. Provide an actionable statement to a potential employer rather than an ambiguous generalization.
Clearly articulate. Communicate effectively.
Research who you know at your target company, perhaps using LinkedIn. Ask your company contact to refer you to an available position; ask them to send your resume to the hiring manager. It makes a difference!
Other Ways to Find a Job
See the LinkedIn article My take: Networking When Job Seeking by networker Anthony Edwards.
Sign up for weekly notices from effective job board sites, Dice.com, Indeed.com, or LinkedIn.com.
Contact a local recruiter to promote you to an employer. Note that different recruiters target different types of employers. Ask your recruiter for a list of the top recent placement employers.
What Happens at the Event?
Job candidates pre-submit their resumes and information ahead of the event. Employers pre-submit their information ahead of the event. Both will see each other’s information. Recruiters can pre-submit their information as a proxy for the employers.
Employers will setup at a simple table and meet with interested candidates. They will each choose how they conduct their table. This is a good opportunity to ask questions and promote yourself.
Entrepreneurs will have a corner of the room for informal networking.
Snacks and drinks will be available, sponsor provided.
What Happens after the Event?
Candidates will apply on-line to those employers that interest them.
Employers will contact candidates to begin the formal interview process.
Entrepreneurs will contact individuals that they feel fit their plans.
Recruiters will contact individuals for positions they seek to fill.
Job seekers, register your resume and information packet.
Employers, register for table, prescreening, etc. See employer event options.
Recruiters, register your firm.