I attended the SFSU career fair yesterday and was disappointed at how things were organized. SFSU gym definitely wasn’t the place for this career fair. It is very small and it was really crowded in there. I don’t know why the GYM was chosen for this career fair because in the Cesar Chavez Student Center, there is Jack Adams Hall which I believe can easily fit around 1000 people and is the biggest hall on the campus.
As I walk in, I see employers that were not even on the list. Seems like they were there just to market their company or spread awareness. Recruiters were dressed in Polo shirt and seemed un professional. Most of the company representatives I talked to said “GO ONLINE” and apply for the job. What the heck is the point of a career fair if I am re-directed to the internet for submission of my resume? I am not interested in your company pen or paper cutter that is made in china…
I went to San Francisco City’s booth and handed the lady my application which I had already filled out at home and was waiting to turn it in. She takes the application, looks at it then hands it back to me telling me she is not collecting any applications from applicants. Once again, why the heck are you in a career fair if you can’t take applications and resumes? Who is putting a gun to your head? All she had on her table were print out of city jobs that can also be viewed online.
Do the recruiters really think that a job applicant is at their table to find out if the company’s stock should be bought or sold? If I need information about the company, I can go online and do my research. If I am at a company’s booth, I want to know if they have a job available for people with accounting majors, what are the requirements and if resumes are being accepted. That’s It!
Obviously after glancing at my resume if they see fit, they can take me to a side and take an informal interview. That is not something I will be deciding but I am obviously ready for it. I saw students forcing recruiters to take the resumes and the recruiters being hesitant to take the resumes and give out their business cards. Seriously, it was JOKE!