A career fair is a chance for a company to meet and screen a large volume of potential job candidates while simultaneously an opportunity for job-seekers to meet and screen a large number of employers. There are many types of job and career fairs -- from those scheduled during Spring Break for college students to industry-specific fairs for professionals.
Some career fairs allow job-seekers to pre-register for the event, which usually includes submitting a resume or summary resume. Career fairs are an excellent tool for networking wih recruiters, as well as with your fellow job-seekers in terms of sharing information about job leads, companies, and their recruiting strategies and styles. There may also be professional organizations or employment agencies on hand at the fair, which are also good sources for networking.