Frequently Asked Questions
A JobFairX event connects entry-level to mid-career candidates with dozens of top companies. These events are free for attendees. Our events are organized in a rapid-interview style to ensure every candidate has the opportunity to talk to their company of choice.
Yes, and they have a number of different positions. As a result, their recruiters interact with job seekers in a variety of ways.
- Some recruiters have job openings that they need to fill immediately.
- Other recruiters are looking for hard-working individuals to apply for jobs that are almost always open. That kind of recruiter might ask for a paper résumé and/or give you a business card and ask you to call.
- Some recruiters have positions that are not available right now, but will be opening up soon. These employers want to identify candidates and get them in the pipeline now so they can fill those positions as soon as possible when they receive hiring approval.
A federal regulation called the OFCCP Internet Applicant Rule tells certain government contractors how to gather and retain job applications via the Internet. Because of the Rule, many contractors require that applicants use their online systems and not submit paper résumés.
- OFCCP is the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, an agency of the United States Department of Labor’s Employment Standards Administration.
- The OFCCP enforces laws prohibiting employment discrimination by federal contractors.
- Some employers that are not bound by the Rule do not accept paper résumés simply because they have put their entire application process on the Internet. One great advantage to applicants is that large employers can easily route the online résumés of desirable applicants to the appropriate divisions, offices, plants, etc.
An employer’s primary industry or company name does not necessarily indicate what openings the company is trying to fill.
- A drugstore chain may be recruiting for positions in transportation and distribution.
- A brewery may be recruiting for jobs in information technology.
All of our events begin promptly at 11:00 AM and run through 2:00 PM Feel free to try and arrive a little early to get near the front of the registration line, or you can choose to arrive a few hours after the event starts and avoid the crowd.
A virtual job fair (sometimes called an online job fair) is an online "event" (as it takes place at a certain time and is not ongoing) in which employers and job seekers each meet in a virtual environment, using chat rooms, to exchange information about job openings.
No. In-person positions are available at every virtual job fair based on the location indicated in the event name. (EX: Austin Virtual Job Fair)
Almost any kind that is in a non-virtual job fair. Like in-person job fairs, our virtual job fairs are focused on a certain geographic area with a range of available positions and attending organizations. Companies that participate in virtual job fairs may also have multiple openings in several locations.
Job Fairs offer the unique opportunity to interview with multiple companies all in the same place. This cuts out on wasted time and greatly benefits the recruiters and job seekers alike. Given the career fairs are free for job seekers, the reward far outweighs possible downsides.
Once registered for the virtual job fair, you will receive an email with a link to join 8 days, and 2 hours prior to the event.