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Another Useless Job Fair


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Yesterday me and my mom went to downtown Birmingham in the rain to a job fair at The Parthenon Conference Center.  The job fair had some good employers but here was the problem.  The room was packed and it was a free for all.

Some people at the job fair were acting like there was a crisis.  Some people were pushing their way up to the front of the crowd of people who were waiting to speak with the employers.  And you have to wonder what will happen to all those resumes the employers got from the job seekers.

Most of the employers also told people to go online to see the latest positions available.  And that has also been the case in the other job fairs I have attended as well.  My mom suggested to start looking online all the time now.  And see the list of employers attending a job fair and just go to their websites.  Believe me, wasting gas to drive to a job fair and being told to go online is a waste of time!  So it looks like my nearly 11 month job search is going to continue for now.  Since I am getting tired of job searching I could do what these two guys did to find work.  This first person advertised on a digital billboard and got a job.

 http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=973895

And this guy is willing to give away a trip to Hawaii for someone hiring him.  He is also standing on a street corner holding a sign.

http://www.newson6.com/story/18075432/broken-arrow-man-offers-hawaii-vacation-for-job

 Maybe I would look good walking down Quintard Ave. in Anniston while wearing a sign.  Hey I could get more media coverage and get some more exercise at the same time.