Choice Career Fairs
I arriving at noon at their 2/11/10 LA event, which was scheduled from 10:30a to 2p at the LA Convention Center. With no greater detail provided, I eventually determined that I could park at the South Hall; parking was a steep $12 but I noticed $8-$9 lots across the street. Once inside it was difficult to determine that it was being held in a Concourse meeting room.
Outside the room was a sign-in table that was adequately staffed for the handful of attendees there at any time. If you pre-registered and had you emailed "Line Pass" you got a flyer and went right in, otherwise you had to fill out a short form. The flyer included a list of the Participating Companies and also a list of the jobs titles available. While I was taking note of the event, I was approached by someone who apparently worked for the event, who offered to help me and also had a list of job titles by company. Not sure why the flyer the attendees were given didn't include that information. The room was about 50' x 80' with 20 booths. Six of the booths were colleges or universities, a seemingly high percentage. A couple other companies included an "entrepreneurial home business", a couple that were more skilled verse professional, and a couple that were mostly sales.
There were about 100 attendees - it wasn't crowded. Dress was mixed, from suits and ties to jeans and t-shirts, although most men were wearing coats and ties; I went with a suit, no tie. There were essentially no lines at any of the booths except for about a dozen people waiting very patiently for the free resume/cover letter review person.
They sent a "Job List" email three days prior to the event, and even updated it the day before. Unfortunately, I nearly didn't see them as were in my GMail Spam folder and marked with the warning "This message may not be from whom it claims to be. Beware of following any links in it or of providing the sender with any personal information." I'm not sure what they are doing to appear illegitimate but they should fix it.
Admission is free.
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