JOB SEARCH / JAN. 27, 2015
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5 Conferences and Events Job Seekers Should Consider Attending This Year


As a job seeker, networking with various people, such as, potential employers, recruiting agencies as well as career coaches is integral in your search for employment or informing your career choices. Attending career events and conferences brings you into the proximity of these people who will enlighten you on various job market information including available career opportunities, the most sought after skills in the market as well as the numerous internship opportunities or part-time employment available in various companies. In 2015, there are various events that you should endeavor to attend as they represent a boost for your job-hunting campaign.

Diversity Job and Internship Fair

The event – to be held on February 5, 2015 at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee – is open to everyone with an interest in improving his or her career. Apart from networking with fellow job seekers and professionals, it will expand your knowledge on professional speaking and expansion of your career network. Present will be employers and graduate schools from all over the country who will be sharing the various employment opportunities in their particular sectors or companies.

BEYA STEM Conference

Do you fancy a career in engineering? The BEYA STEM conference is a must-attend for you because you get to meet top employers in the engineering industry. The event will be staged from February 5-7, 2015 at the Washington Marriot Wardman Park. In addition to meeting prospective employers, you will be able to make use of various resources available at the conference to enhance job applicants’ job hunting techniques. Other side events to watch out for include the Emeralds Honors Dinner as well as the Science Spectrum’s Trailblazers Lunch.

2015 AAPA Conference

The American Association of Physician Assistants (AAPA) will hold its annual AAPA Conference on May 25, 2015 in San Francisco. If you are looking for employment in this field, attending this event should be on your to-do list because you will come face-to-face with employers from health institutions, such as MetroWest Medical Center, United States Coast Guard, MD Pain Care and SpineNevada. Networking with representatives from these employers will enlighten you on any job openings within the organizations as well as the current requirements in the job market.

Independent Workforce Summit

The event will be held for the first time from 18-19 March 2015 at the Marines’ Memorial Club and Hotel in San Francisco, Florida. It will connect organizations and businesses with some of the most talented HR professionals who are currently job seeking. It also provides independent workers the chance to network and meet with potential clients. Some of the most renowned entrepreneurs will attend to offer speeches covering a wide range of topics, such as, evolving HR practices, recruitment as well as job searching. It costs $695 to attend the whole conference.

Pure Michigan Talent Connect Training Webinar

This event is part of multiple webinars – beginning January 7, 2015 – organized by the Pure Michigan Talent Connect team to enlighten employers and job seekers on how to online resources in hiring and job hunting respectively. You will receive useful tips on creating an attractive user profile that instantly piques a prospective employer’s attention. Other new knowledge to be acquired from this webinar include how to conduct fruitful job searches, editing user profiles and constructing email notifications.

Career events and fairs should satisfy four main needs of a job seeker who attends them: caliber of the speakers, number of attendees, relevance to the career needs of the person as well as additional activities beyond the workshop and keynote speech. Maximize on these events to meet your informational needs and get your career moving in the right direction through networking.

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