When you’re young and the world is seemingly your oyster, going to a job fair sounds like a no-brainer. A bunch of hospitals looking to hire? And all in the same place? As long as you bring enough copies of your nursing resume and pass them out to everyone, you’re certain to get a callback. Right?
Not necessarily. Without the right approach, job fairs can be less than fruitful for those looking to hook up with their dream hospital, or any organization for that matter. Spending the time to travel to a career fair and putting in tons of legwork — only to receive no feedback at all — has frustrated many hopeful nurses. But don’t swear them off all together.
Here are six ways to take advantage of job fairs in health care: