Planning a job fair can seem like a daunting task. Greenhouse Loft has the resources to help your job fair be successful and stand out from the rest.
Think outside the conference room
Job fair attendees have become accustomed to attending job fairs in hotel conference rooms. There is only so much you can do within those rooms to make your fair engaging and therefore successful. Adding greenery or hosting your fair at a unique space will leave attendees and participants alike feeling excited about their job prospects. Greenhouse Loft offers over 3,600 square feet of customizable space to make your job fair the most prosperous one yet.
Partner with an organization or association
There are many organizations and associations out there with tons of experience planning successful hiring fairs. Get involved with one that matches your company’s goals and mission. In May, Greenhouse Loft held a job fair hosted by the Hispanic/Latino Professionals Association (HLPA). Rick Holguin, the Director of Membership Development, chose Greenhouse Loft based on its unique characteristics. He said HLPA has put on many job fairs in conference rooms and he was excited to use a space with tons of natural light.
A typical job fair lasts between two and eight hours. If your company is the one hosting the fair, it may be a good idea to look into catering lunch or at least some light bites for the companies participating and even the fair attendees. It is a simple way to show you value the companies participating in your event and will help participants stay on their toes throughout the day. Providing sandwiches, coffee, tea and water is easy to do and doesn’t have to be pricey. If you book your job fair at Greenhouse Loft, ask about our turnkey catering options for easy and inexpensive catering.
As your job fair progresses, it can be easy to get caught up in the day and end up with a pile of loosely categorized resumes. Have a sorting system in place before the day begins and keep up with it throughout the day. This way you can leave feeling confident about contacting the correct candidates for follow-up interviews the next day.
If you are the company organizing the career fair, ask us about getting help from one of our trained venue managers. The Greenhouse Loft team will come prepared to make sure the day runs smoothly so that is one less thing you have to worry about!