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Old 01-01-2009, 04:17 PM
 
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Anyone have any experience with the job fairs? Do they conduct interviews on the spot? I can get a flight on the 26th and stay till the 30th so i am wondering if this is enough time if another interview is scheduled. How do i find out what companies will be there or is it to early yet?
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Old 01-01-2009, 05:29 PM
 
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Anyone have any experience with the job fairs? Do they conduct interviews on the spot? I can get a flight on the 26th and stay till the 30th so i am wondering if this is enough time if another interview is scheduled. How do i find out what companies will be there or is it to early yet?
The better-organized job fairs should have a Web site, and they usually list the participating companies. There is one at Green Valley Ranch on Jan. 8. Here's the site (with a list of the companies scheduled to be there):

Opportunity Boulevard Career Fair (http://www.opportunityboulevard.com/default.aspx - broken link)
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Old 01-01-2009, 06:36 PM
 
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That one is more medical based. But thanks for responses
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Old 01-01-2009, 11:54 PM
 
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There's also going to be a job fair at the Texas Station on 1/20 from 11am to 3pm.
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Old 01-02-2009, 12:34 AM
 
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Job Fairs happen on a regular basis. The group mentioned by owelles has 4 scheduled this year.

I'm not sure I'd make a 3 to day trip here for a job fair. Seems like a lot of expense to me for possibly a lot of dead ends. They collect a lot of resumes and give you the once over and then score your resume on sight. You may get another quickie interview right there to further evaluate you by a person a little higher up the food chain. No decisions are made until they go back to the office and compare notes on prospective employees. Its a little like a cattle call. You're not likely to have a request for a more indepth interview for another week or two.

As mentioned here before, a local address and local driver's license are practically required to get beyond step one in the process. If at all possible, I'd save my cash for a move here, if its truly what you want. Once here take any work and keep looking. My wife was quite successful with Power Staffing for temp work to bridge her job search. Best of luck and don't hesitate to private message us, if we can help in your search. And remember...regardless of what message board gurus say...the right fit for you can be found if you have what it takes and work smart at it. Hell the fair mentioned above has 464 employers looking for someone.
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Old 01-02-2009, 12:45 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Anyone have any experience with the job fairs? Do they conduct interviews on the spot? I can get a flight on the 26th and stay till the 30th so i am wondering if this is enough time if another interview is scheduled. How do i find out what companies will be there or is it to early yet?
It depends on the job fair and who's conducting it. If it is a general employer job fair and there are employers' booths from a variety of fields, they are usually taking apps at the fair, but it depends on the employer and how busy they are at the fair. You may be able to explain the situation to them and get an interview right away. If it is a job fair for one employer or industry, they would probably, but not necessarily, give you an interview or at least tell you what your chances are of getting one before you leave town. If you are looking for a job as a casino porter they probably would only take your app and throw it in the pile of 10,000 others. If you are one of three people in the U.S. that can do what they are looking for, they would fly you in, put you up for free, and treat you royally. If I were you I would call JobConnect and find out about which employers will be at the fair and maybe they can tell you some of the jobs they are recruiting for. Most general job fairs are out on by JobConnect or some other employment entity. The one's held by one particular company might not be worth your trouble. Those you can apply at on line usually, or just call them.
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Old 01-02-2009, 12:50 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Job Fairs happen on a regular basis. The group mentioned by owelles has 4 scheduled this year.

I'm not sure I'd make a 3 to day trip here for a job fair. Seems like a lot of expense to me for possibly a lot of dead ends. They collect a lot of resumes and give you the once over and then score your resume on sight. You may get another quickie interview right there to further evaluate you by a person a little higher up the food chain. No decisions are made until they go back to the office and compare notes on prospective employees. Its a little like a cattle call. You're not likely to have a request for a more indepth interview for another week or two.

As mentioned here before, a local address and local driver's license are practically required to get beyond step one in the process. If at all possible, I'd save my cash for a move here, if its truly what you want. Once here take any work and keep looking. My wife was quite successful with Power Staffing for temp work to bridge her job search. Best of luck and don't hesitate to private message us, if we can help in your search. And remember...regardless of what message board gurus say...the right fit for you can be found if you have what it takes and work smart at it. Hell the fair mentioned above has 464 employers looking for someone.
Exactly. Reps for you. Although I don't completely agree with the local address, local driver license thing. I've seen too many people here that never bother with the license, and get hired before they move. Depends a lot on how high up the food chain (as you correctly put it) your line of work is.
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Old 01-02-2009, 08:23 AM
 
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red rock, you mentioned a job fair with 464 employers, is that the one on 1/20.. if so do you know a website or who is holding it... i can't find it...
i figured i'd kill a few birds with one stone.. my flight is free on certain days (pay tax), dont need a hotel since i have a house there and i could check on it.. besides my neighbor called and told me 2 trees bit the dust because of the snow and i should check what happened and i have a car there also.
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Old 01-02-2009, 11:38 AM
 
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The 464...I meant to say positions. Sorry. It was the one on 1/8 by Opportunity Boulevard which is the one you said you had no interest in as it was mostly medical.

The house and car here are big pluses. Your trees must have been in the heavy snow area to receive damage. Good luck with that. We only received a thin blanket of snow, 89108.

You've never mentioned your line of work. Regardless of what you might hear, Clark County is still hiring and not just at entry level. My wife is there and told me that in November, I think, many old time employees took retirement due to some changes in policies. Smething to do with being able to keep full benefits after retirement. So, with long term employees gone there are some plumb positions all of a sudden. My opinion is equal pay to private sector and super benefits. They have a web site, if it interest you. Keep plugging. There is always work for the bright and cheerful.
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Old 01-02-2009, 12:01 PM
 
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unfortunately here in ohio, i own a automotive dealership which i am closing after 15 years... the good side is that i have a bachelors degree in hotel/leisure/business management and even though i have never used it, i am also a licensed realtor in nevada... i am looking for anything with decent pay and benefits whether it would be managerial (even at walmart), supervisory, or hotel/restaurant...

i appreciate the responses.. now i dont know which fair to go to or do both (1/19 & 1/27)

the house is in 89131, so maybe my trees will come back.
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