A job fair is also referred commonly as a career fair or career expo. It is a fair or exposition for employers, recruiters, and schools to meet with prospective job seekers. Expos usually include company or organization tables or booths where resumes can be collected and business cards can be exchanged. In the college setting, job fairs are commonly used for entry level job recruiting. Often sponsored by career centers, job fairs provide a convenient location for students to meet employers and perform first interviews. Many companies that attend these job fairs also recruit through the online platforms that the colleges offer. Online job fairs offer the same convenience online. Because of the tough economy at the end of the first decade and the beginning of the second decade of the 2000s, an increasing number of senior citizens, as well as other demographic groups, e.g. students and people in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and beyond, are attending job fairs to apply for jobs. After having applied online to positions, many more people are also trying their luck with in-person job fairs.
Job fairs are good places to meet many company representatives from corporations of all industries and sizes during a short period of time. Every job fair has a set of similar, basic elements or processes that require your attention. Job fair networking can be generally described as the process of interacting with, obtaining contact details of, and getting to know corporate recruiters.