ADVANCE will host a job fair for healthcare professionals on March 16, 2011 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. Doctors, nurses, and students alike will fill the career fair to meet and greet with hiring employers, including hospitals, insurance companies, universities, and leaders of the healthcare industry.
This will be a great opportunity to find an open door into the healthcare industry and to network with other job seekers that could provide possible leads to your next job.
The job fair portion of the event is scheduled from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. In addition to the job fair, ADVANCE will also provide a number of free healthcare industry seminars from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.
While attending this healthcare event in NYC, guests will have direct access to employers to ask the important questions that are never answered on a website and to display their professional skills and talents. ADVANCE also provides free goodies and informative healthcare industry pamphlets to attendees.
The event is free for interested healthcare professionals and students, but be sure to sign up ahead of time on the event page. In today’s world, job fairs get overloaded with job seekers, leaving those that are slow to react out in the cold.
Tips for networking at a healthcare job fair:
- Resume, Paper, Pen – Always bring several copies of an updated resume and relevant documents (referrals, recommendations). Be prepared to write down employer contact information and to take notes.
- Take business cards – Employers at job fairs often become buried alive in resumes from job seekers. Take a business card so that you can contact the individual you speak with in the near future.
- Don’t be shy – Break out of your shell. The majority of those attending the job fair will be in the same position as you. Make a positive, lasting impression on every potential employer and network with as many people possible. You never know when a random stranger can change your life.
If you plan on traveling to NYC for the job fair, make sure and book a Manhattan rental apartment ahead of time to avoid those last moment high prices from hotels.