Q: What is a career fair and how much does it cost to attend? A: A career fair is an event where hiring companies and recruiters exhibit and meet face-to-face with actively looking job seekers. Career fairs usually last four hours and the event is FREE for job seekers to attend. Participating companies screen and interview candidates for open positions at the career fair, creating opportunities for hundreds of job seekers to sell themselves.
Q: Do companies hire at career fairs? A: Recruiters approach career fairs with different goals. Although there have been individuals hired at career fairs, recruiters are primarily screening candidates for more formal interviews. Candidates should view career fairs as a first interview -- be prepared to discuss experience and answer general questions.
Q: Is there a dress code? A: Although there is not a dress code, most candidates prepare for a career fair just like a job interview. Business casual is acceptable to most recruiters. Remember, you want to make a good first impression.
Q: Do you publish a list of companies attending? A: Because a final list is usually not determined until days before the event, the list of companies attending is not published. However, candidates registered at Dice.com receive the latest company participation list one week prior to the event. You can register at www.dice.com if you wish to receive information about career fairs in your area.
Q: Do I need a security clearance to attend? A: Our events do not require a security clearance unless the event is a Security Clearance Only event. For Security Clearance Only events, it is a requirement that candidates hold a current security clearance or have recently held a security clearance.
Q: How many resumés should I bring to the event? A: It is recommended that candidates bring at least 15 resumés to the career fair. If you pre-register, a copy of your resumé will be available for all participating companies to view before and after the event.
Q: Why should I pre-register? A: Pre-registering for the event makes the on-site registration process more efficient, and you will be admitted into the career fair faster. But, most importantly, it also ensures that your resumé is available for recruiters to view before and after the event.