What Is a Job Fair?

A job fair is an event where companies send recruiters to advertise job openings, collect resumes and screen potential employees. Some job fairs attract college students or recent graduates, and others target a specific sector, such as health care or education.

A job fair promotes businesses to potential employees. The fair usually has tables or booths set up where resumes are collected and business cards are exchanged. The job fair provides an opportunity for employers or recruiters to meet prospective job seekers. This is a chance for job seekers to stand out from others and receive an overview of employment options with the company. In some cases, a job fair provides an ideal opportunity to secure an interview.