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By Joel Leonard
After hosting the fourth Skilled Maintenance/Facilities Engineering Job Fair on July 19, at the MPACT Learning Center in Greensboro, N.C., I realized that many job seekers and employers still have lots to learn about how to optimize performance at these events. Many of the 1,200 candidates and 52 employers who participated were delighted with the event, while others wasted the opportunity to network by committing common mistakes.
The biggest root cause contributor to the inefficiency is lack of knowledge and experience with job fairs. So, to help job seekers succeed, I offer the five most common job fair mistakes to avoid:
Now for the five most common mistakes employers make at job fairs:
Finally, here are the two biggest mistakes job fair organizers should avoid:
I stand ready to help you with recruiting maintenance talent. Please feel free to contact me to brainstorm.
E-mail Contributing Editor Joel Leonard at email@example.com.
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