I still remember during my college days, the final semester where most top electronic and computer based company from Bayan Lepas Industrial area (Penang, Malaysia) have their booth in my college doing direct interviews. At that time, I feel so good because most of the companies are multinational and high paying organizations like Intel, Motorola, Agilent, AMD, Bosch, Fairchild, etc. I wish to work in larger organization too but never got any luck. In fact, none of my college friends (from same class) got any luck from direct interviews. Most of us got our job from online job listing websites like Jobstreet.
Attending job fair for direct interviews might sounds too good to be true with over hundreds or thousands of multinational corporation (MNC) and government agencies taking part. It is good to get a job in top companies or governement agencies at job fair. But, I seriously doubt that even one in hundred will get a job in this mass job interview. Mostly, it is political where they invite MNC to show their concern over jobless people. Some colleges even use it as a marketing weapon that claims to get job for all its students via mini job fair in college annually.
Of course, there are some lucky individuals that able to get the job, but it is still a competitive way to get a job in job fair. Taking note that the number of applicants are on higher side, where a lot of job seekers from newly graduated students, final year students, jobless individuals and those who is looking for better income job will compete in this job fair to get a spot. If I am an employee, I would definitely choose someone who have good experience and low salary expected individual first. Fresh graduates often fails when it comes to experience wise. Personally, I hate job hunting and started home based business since 2006 and proud to be full time work from home mum now. If we can’t find opportunity, create one for yourself.