- Whenever attending a job fair, don't be misled by the word "fair". Even though there may be a fair-like atmosphere at the event, employers expect professionalism on your part. So always dress professionally and bring several copies of your resume.
Career fairs are different from job fairs in that the focus is mostly on learning about different careers and how to get the proper education and training for them. Sometimes jobs are available but networking and information are the main purpose.
To prepare for a successful job fair experience, read the suggestions provided in the guide Making the Most of the Job Fair.
You can also review Job Fairs: The Basics.
If you are an employer interested in attending job fairs hosted by JJC, please see the Employer Job Fair Information page.
Career Services sponsors annual Job Fairs that are free to job seekers:
JOLIET REGIONAL JOB FAIR
Wed, May 24, 2017
For local and Chicago area employers who offer a variety of jobs at all skill levels. View the Joliet Regional Job Fair page for a list of visiting employers and more information.
NURSE RECRUITMENT EVENT
Tue, March 28, 2017
This event is in conjunction with the Nursing Professional Seminar. This is your opportunity to meet with all graduating RN and LPN students. View the Nurse Recruitment Event page for more information.
PART-TIME AND ON CAMPUS JOB FAIR
For current JJC students and employers/JJC departments seeking students to work locally. View the Part-Time and On-Campus Job Fair page for more information and a list of participating employers/JJC departments.
SKILLED TRADES CAREER FAIR
An opportunity for employers to connect with JJC students and Alumni, veterans and community members who have a mechanical or technical skill set or who have worked in a skilled trades environment. View the Skilled Trades Career Fair page for a list of visiting employers and more information.
Other Job Fairs and Recruitment Opportunities
Career Services, when notified, posts other job fairs and recruitment meetings in the Chicagoland area.