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Anatomy of a Job Fair

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Today I had the pleasure of attending the 26th Annual PVCC Job Fair, which was a remarkable experience in as-much as it demonstrated why such a thing is increasingly out-dated.  It is easy to see why.  The internet has clearly revolutionized the process of looking for a job, but the Job Fair has yet to catch up with that reality.  The experience at PVCC was not unlike other Fairs of this kind, a couple hundred persons in need of employment (that would be, several hundred persons like myself) vying for the attention of a couple dozen Human Resources professionals.  Resumes are past, cards are exchanged, but this analog experience remains primarily about face time – as if to say, “Hello, my name is David.  As you can see, I am more than just some electrons that happen to form a summary of experience and qualifications.  How are you?”

Were I to advise PVCC on the organization of this event, I would do it thusly:

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Written by Tarsus

March 10, 2010 at 7:00 pm

Posted in Job Hunt

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