Job fairs bridge gaps

Published 1:57 pm Tuesday, March 13, 2018

For many years, the narrative about Kentucky’s economy has been the same. Those looking for jobs believe there are few to be had, and employers looking to fill positions believe qualified and reliable employees are hard to come by.

There is also a common misconception that job fairs are a waste of time for both sides of the job market.

Hopefully, a collaborative effort of several local agencies will help prove those beliefs to be false.

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Visitors will have the opportunity to find careers today at a job fair hosted at Bluegrass Community and Technical College.

The job fair will serve the entire community — from high school seniors, to the veterans and the public.

There will be more than 20 potential employers on site.

Job fairs are a visual representation of the job market and proof there are jobs to be had.

They are also proof that there are many people searching for quality employment.

Most of all, the fair connects the two.

Job fairs offer potential employees a chance to meet face-to-face with company representatives who may otherwise be hard to get in touch with. These events are also much less formal than interviews, so you can mingle with potential employers/employees in a low-stress environment.

You can learn about how the job market has changed and what skills are in demand.

Job fair bridge the disconnect between employers and job seekers.

Even if you don’t find a job at a fair, they are a great opportunity to practice pitching yourself and build your confidence as you network.

If you are lucky, you could land a job because of the experience. If not, you gained some valuable experience putting yourself out there.out there.