My dad had heard of a career fair in the area and had been bugging me to attend. The fair was free and open to the public, so I thought, “Why not? What did I have to lose?”
Being a career fair beginner, I asked Carmela to join me as she had been to several career fairs. We printed out a few resume copies to hand out to potential employers. We also dressed a bit more professionally, which always makes me feel uncomfortable. I don’t know what it is about dressing professionally that dampens my confidence. I think I don’t feel like me and sometimes it projects my nervousness.
Carmela & I chatted with several recruiters, but most of the companies there are hiring sales people or customer service representatives. The U.S. Secret Service was there, too, but I don’t qualify for most of their positions as I lack a government security clearance.
The fair was a bust, but we weren’t surprised. Recruiters don’t tend to recruit designers at fairs because they recruit in bulk, so it makes sense to only look for generic jobs, like sales and customer service personnel. Rather than let it get us down, we went to the mall nearby and hung out there for quite a bit. Retail therapy is a good stress reliever, right? ;)