Many job seekers are always given the advice that to get a great job in today’s job market, they have to network. This is very true but if you are like many people, going to strange places and meeting new people while you are looking for employment can be very difficult.
To help, we organized an IT/Web Career Fair at a downtown Orlando bar called Bullitt. We had seven live recruiters from Orlando Health, Disney, Full Sail, Millennium Technology Group, CGI, OUC and Assist Rx.
It gave each and every job seeker a chance to network with a LIVE recruiter. In other words, instead of applying online and waiting for a call, you had the opportunity to network with each of these great companies directly with a human being.
What happened was pretty cool. Have a beer and network for a job. The feedback we received after the event from both the job seekers and employers was very telling of the event. We hope to bring more network opportunities to job seekers in the future. It is very important!