The Business & IT Career Fair brings job seekers and recruiters together. This is an opportunity for you to fill your full-time, career track, part-time and internship employment needs with trained students and alumni from Lakeland Community College, other regional two and four year colleges and university, and community job seekers. The Business & IT Career Fair is an ideal way for companies to:
- Meet and collect resumes from many qualified candidates
- Conduct short pre-interviews
- Network with other regional employers and Lakeland faculty
- Showcase your organization
Participating employers must have currently open, career-track technical, para-professional or professional positions. (See a list of some related academic programs.)
The registration fee is $100 per company/organization. You will receive one table, two chairs, complimentary beverages, and listing in the company directory and on the Business & IT Career Fair website viewed by thousands of job seekers.
Create exhibits, get results! Bring your own tablecloths and tabletop displays that showcase your company.
Clearly indicate the types of jobs you recruit for at your table.
Know your audience. Look at our list of degree programs so that you know what types of Lakeland Community College students to expect. (Job Seekers from other colleges or the community may have different academic backgrounds.)
Staff your table with recent graduates or alumni from Lakeland who can relate to Lakeland Community College students.
Please don't leave your table vacant; you might miss connecting with that perfect candidate if your table is unstaffed.
Have your recruiting team represent your organization's diversity. A diverse looking team reflects support of diversity within your company.
Do not solicit candidates to buy products and/or services.
Integrate high tech and high touch. Use technology to showcase your products, services, and organization.
Give items away at your table that will draw people to you. Be sure to have an adequate supply!
Have three or four screening questions ready to ask potential recruits as you collect their resumes at the Career Fair.
Adapted from material from The Employer's Guide to College Recruiting and Hiring, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
Announcements on Lakeland Career Services' website (which receives over 10,000 hits per month), Facebook and LinkedIn.
Business and IT faculty promoting the Career Fair to students.
E-mails to students, faculty, staff and current users of Lakeland's online job board.
Flyers to Lakeland students, student organizations and other area colleges.
Posters and banners distributed across campus and the community.
Announcements in Lakeland Alumni Association's newsletter.
News releases in local publications and public service radio announcements.
Announcements on Lakeland's cable TV station and electronic street sign.