Got The Job Fair Blues? Just Go! You May Find The Un-Expected…

Lately, I’ve heard a lot of negative about job fairs. Particularly how there are “too many” job-seekers and not enough jobs at the events.

That may be true, but even if you don’t get a job right away, going to a job fair is a great way to network and bond with other “job challenged” professionals like you! That being said, I was excited to attend WaMu Center’s Career Services Job Fair on 3/25.

In addition to seeing other recently laid off WaMu colleagues, I met several potential employers!

Some Seattle-area Staffing Agencies in attendance were:

Kelly Financial Resources
Wimmer Solutions
Ajilon Office
Accountants Inc.
Hansell Tierney
Volt Technical Resources
Volt Services Group
Creative Cirlce
Law Dawgs

E-mail me if you’d like contact details/names for any of these companies. (e-mail @ post end)

The Un-Expected…

Though I was excited to attend the job fair, part of me thought it might be depressing having so many other “job challenged” folks in one place.

To the contrary, it was a motivating, empowering, and bonding experience!

Besides potential employers, I saw many former WaMu co-workers. It was a reunion of sorts; everyone getting together like old times! It was a bonding experience; we were all in the same boat; actively “looking” for work. We exchanged greetings, business cards, and caught up with each other on happenings since our recent lay off.

What’s Next?

Did I get a job offer yet? No, but I exchanged numbers with potential employers.

Job-seeking is a process, similar to dating (and eventually getting married). I didn’t get a marriage proposal a week after meeting my husband. It took time.

Finding a quality job takes time too!

For now, I’m going to stay patient and positive. I’ll stay in touch with my network and (try to) stay away from negative news.

I hope to see you at the next event! The Career Fair on April 22 at WaMu Center.

Join me on Job Spot Seattle on LinkedIn

or check my blog again soon for more event details.

As Always, Happy Networking!

– Terry


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