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 interested profession candidates. Career fairs usually last four hours and the event is FREE for candidates 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 for 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 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 resumes should I bring to the event?
A. It is recommended that candidates bring at least 15 resumes to the career fair. If you pre-register, a copy of your resume 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 resume is available for recruiters to view before and after the event.
Q: How are candidates notified about your events?
A: We notify candidates through e-mail, online advertising, print advertising and invitations.
Q: Who is the typical candidate at your events?
A: The typical candidate is a professional with 2 to 10 years of industry experience. Most candidates are actively seeking a job and many have their resumé posted on Dice.com, ClearanceJobs.com, Rigzone.com or are affiliated with other organizations to help manage their careers.
Q: How many candidates attend your events?
A: Markets vary in terms of the number of candidates that attend career fairs based on demographics and population. On average, we have between 300-400 experienced candidates attending our events.
Q: When will I have access to resumés of the candidates that attended?
A: Companies that participate in our career fairs will have access to resumés of all the candidates within 7 to 10 days following the event. A dedicated website and password is distributed to each company at the event.
Q: Is electric and internet connectivity available at the event?
A: Yes, electric and internet connectivity is available and the order needs to be placed prior to the event. Participating companies will receive an agenda approximately 6 weeks prior to the event date with information on ordering electric and internet service.
Q: Do you offer packages for multiple events?
A: Yes, we offer many different multi-event packages that are designed to provide a cost savings to companies and streamline recruiting plans. For more information on packages, contact us.
Q: What is the deadline for placing an ad in the program guide?
A: A 5″ x 8″ ad in the program guide is included with participation. In order for the ad to be included in the program guide, the artwork must be received no later than 5 p.m. EST on Tuesday the week prior to the date of the event.