Will Code For Food
from the job-market-not-looking-good dept
To be honest, I’m a bit surprised that people are still putting on job fairs in Silicon Valley, because there can’t be that many firms that really find such things useful. The latest job fair from BrassRing only had 30 companies looking for workers, though there was no shortage of unemployed techies waiting in long lines at their booths for the potential to talk to them. Of course, most of the companies are defense or government contractors – the same companies who couldn’t get techies to even glance in their direction three years ago. Meanwhile, there were almost as many organizations at the job fair presenting “services” for unemployed people – such as helping them rollover their 401(k) plans or reviewing their resumes. The article points out that, once again, the best way to find a job is through personal networking, rather than any sort of “free for all” approach.
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They have job fairs in DC now where you have to have a Top Secret clearence just to get into the job fair. All the big defense contractors are looking for business development people with clearances and high contacts at the CIA etc. I have to think the universe of sales folks with those credentials is very very small.
Nothing like a “job fair” that’s full of companies like Jack In The Box and UPS (hiring for a $7/hr, 3hr/night box sorting shift) and dozens of schools and ‘resume blasting’ services.