Are job fairs really effective? According to some, yes. In fact, one candidate on Glassdoor highlights how their time was well spent by attending a local job fair in Connecticut. As a featured review of the month, here is how one job seeker went from job fair to interview with Northwestern Mutual in just a few days…
First, it’s important to note that Northwestern Mutual’s hunt for ‘brand talent’ is a good sign considering that the U.S. insurance industry lost 3,400 jobs in October, which is the 12th consecutive month of losses, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). On the plus side, BLS also revealed that in terms of average weekly earnings for non-supervisory positions, life insurance employees saw the largest rise in earnings—5.7% to $989.23 (See here for more: Life Insurance Salaries).
For the lucky job fair candidate, his/her Northwestern Mutual’s interview process experience was very positive, from first point of contact through to the interview:
Recruiter followed up with job seeker two days after job fair to coordinate an interview