Career fairs can feel more like Carnaby Street market than an opportunity to introduce yourself to prospective employers. The truth is that whether or not they have vacancies many companies attend career fairs and other recruiting events. Shopping for talent is part of their development strategy. In many cases the CVs they collect will be perused almost immediately and either discarded or sent on for a second round of critique. With all the companies setting up stands, designed to entice talent, how do you discern which ones are worth your time and which ones are just there for show?
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Written by Simone Pantlitz