Q: I already have a job, why should I go to a job fair?
The networking opportunities by being present at a job fair are tremendous. Marketing yourself to others when you aren’t looking for a job can be a very effective way of preparing yourself for possible future opportunities.
I believe in my career when I have been happiest in a position is the best time to explore what else is out there. I have seen too many of my peers search for work because they hate their job, can’t stand their boss, or a combination of the two.
When you aren’t actively looking, very often using a job fair or passive search will help you for the day you do decide that it is time to move on.
Likewise, for those companies not looking to fill positions, having a presence at a job fair may help you find the “backfill” talent to fill future positions, and see what other companies are doing as well.