If you’re looking for a job or internship, career fairs are a great way to get your resume directly into the hands of a recruiter. In some cases, career fairs even offer you the opportunity to interview for a job opening on the spot! Be sure to dress professionally and bring many copies of your resume, printed on thick resume paper. When there is a stack of 100 resumes in a recruiter’s hand, you want yours to make a positive impression and stand out from the rest.
2011 SEATTLE JOB FAIRS AND CAREER FAIRS
1. Jobbernaut Job Fair
Date/Time: February 9, 2011: 11:00am – 3:00pm
Location: Qwest Field and Events Center – Seattle, WA
Details: The Jobbernaut Job fair features over 35 companies with hundreds of job openings. Admission is free.
2. Seattle Career Fair
Date/Time: Thursday, March 24, 2011: 10:30am – 2:00pm
Location: Seattle Center – Seattle, WA
Details: Admission to the Seattle Career Fair is free and open to everyone who registers on the Choice Career Fairs website. Meet with local employers and interview for available job openings.
3. Seattle University Career Expo
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 13, 2011: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Location: TBD – Seattle, WA
Details: The Seattle University Career Expo brings employers from a variety of industries to talk to students and alumni about current job openings and careers. Find information about student internships, part-time jobs, and full-time jobs.
4. University of Washington Spring Career Fair
Date/Time: Thursday, April 14, 2011: 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Hec Ed Pavilion – Seattle, WA
Details: The UW Spring Career fair, open to all University of Washington students and alumni, features over 100 employers from all industries and professions. Visit with employers to learn about student internships, part-time, and full-time careers at their companies. The full list of attending companies will be posted on the University of Washington Career Center website in March 2011.
FREE JOB AND CAREER WORKSHOPS IN SEATTLE
1. Job Search 101
Date/Time: February 24, 2011: 12:30pm – 2:20pm
Location: Bellevue College – Bellevue, WA; Student Services building, second floor
Details: At this free workshop, learn how to begin your job search and find open positions that you qualify for.
2. Seattle Public Library Workshops
Date/Time: Check the calendar
Location: 1000 Fourth Ave., Seattle, WA 98104
Details: The library is often an overlooked resource in the job search process. However, the Seattle Public Library offers a wealth of valuable information to the job seeker and also offers free career-focused workshops on Job Search Planning Basics, Resume Basics, Online Job Search Basics, and Job Interview Basics. If you are not able to attend a workshop or if one is not being offered, there is an option to watch the videos online.