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Subject: Re: Redux on Job Fairs Date: 11/19/2012 12:03 PM
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I think job fairs are mostly a waste of time for those looking for a new job.

Here's how you can increase your network in 2012. I'm assuming you're already on LinkedIn - if not get on it and get connected to everyone you know professionally:

Then research companies you'd be intested in. Check out their website to see if they have openings. If they have openings, via LinkedIn check out your connections to see if anyone you know has a connection to those companies - it's better if it's not through someone you know at your current company. If they do, look for recruiters or those in HR. If you can't find people specifically in HR, than still use other contacts at those companies, and via LinkedIn send them an email saying "I'm a collegue of Bob Smith, who you're connected to on LinkedIN. I see your company is hiring for positions XYZ. I'm very interested in speaking with someone at your company, can you either give me the name of someone in HR I can email directly, or pass on my contact information to them".

I used this method to get connected to an internal recruiter at a company I was interested in working at, which led to an interview, and now they want to hire me (but I've put my candidacy on hold for personal reasons).
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