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Today I would like to talk about career fairs. Career fairs are held very often, where initially job seekers would find their employers and employers would acquire new staff. Does it always happen? Can a job seeker really take a job offer for granted?
The employer is a preconceived person as he/she is looking for an employee for the company and he will be responsible for his or her mistakes. When there is only one person waiting for an interview he can pay more attention to the person and there are more chances to get a job. There are much more candidates on job fair than job offers that’s why the employer is getting more critical in candidates selecting and relies on first look. Therefore to catch employer’s fancy you should be 100% prepared. Well we can understand employer: if you have 50 time management applications (or any other) to choose the best ones from I think you would decide between them according to the external features without paying attention to the essential functionality. The error rate is for sure high, for that reason you should at least provide valuable information about you or kindle employer’s interest. At a pinch you can just provide your resume or portfolio to remind about yourself later maybe.
From employer’s point of view it’s also not so easy to choose the best candidate. Though it’s a great opportunity to spend one day only and hold many mini interviews to hire new staff. It’s not free of charge though it’s a good way to prove your worth as a serious company. Easy riders usually don’t pay, they ask for money. Not every person seeming suitable will answer the criteria. Conduct a mini test to check if the person suits the position. And anyway take a resume to read it through later and make sure you were right or recognize you made a mistake.
Anyway job expo is a good opportunity to establish partnerships to sew up companies / candidates list for future employment or placement. Most people consider job fairs to be for blue collars only and not for geeks as there are too many jobs in Internet. Though if you know there will be a famous company there you should be there for sure.
And what do you think about job expos? Have you ever attended them? Have you gotten a job after a career fair? Vote in our opinion poll.
In Chinese, the notion of “crisis” is written as a combination of the two characters “danger” and “opportunity.”
David Servan Schreiber, Anticancer: a new way of life
The word “crisis” has sticked in our minds so deeply so the reason for every wrong action, every misfortune can be explained by a single word “crisis”. Whether you didn’t get a job at Wall Street, missed the opening etc – we will shift responsibility on the crisis – they always prefer fair-haired boys, or maybe they have no money to pay me or probably they are looking for a person to keep him/her in view because there is a crisis. Did you happen to think back of your incompetence, non-use of your skills or omission of opportunity to study or improve existing knowledge and skills? Can it be true that crisis is a reason for everything?
If you managed to stay the same strong man in spite of this word “crisis” you are to be envied and wished luck. Most of people would throw up their hands because of things done without results or because of lack of opportunities. That’s right, the crisis is always trying to deceive us by big promises, instantaneous earnings – though they are insignificant as against to our scope. I have a friend who uses every opportunity to make some money working on small tasks and accepting all the offers. However he spends all his spare time on this cherry pie. He will get his 5 dollars for sure – but now, it won’t be his every day, hour or second earning.
Do I make myself clear? The person needs money today and he’s not ready to wait for the future earnings in spite of the fact that he’s not fool and is smarter than all those “professionals” that are everywhere. Then again who would act in a different way in consideration of crisis? There are certain liabilities, family, children – everyone and everything requires attention and care. Though I’d better wait and work for the future. There is the crisis in the world and it cannot be worse than now. We should invest in ourselves and our children for decent life in future. Should we really just hope and knock down for today? Our future is indeed nearby – though how will we face it? The crisis will also pass by. What will we get after that?
There is a peculiar solution for everyone:
- for someone it would be quitting from long-inhabited position with low but stable salary
- for another one it will be studying and getting new information maybe from another realm, alongside with that getting more opportunities
- someone could work hard for him/herself, develop personal skills and guarantee worthy result
I suppose we all should just find our position on what is interesting for us, what can be really useful and what could be worth while achieving it. This is because the crisis is the best time to start changes and go nap on: I’m sure it won’t be worse – our life can be aggravated by other people or the crisis itself, though only we can make our life better.
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