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Job Seeker FAQs


Why should I attend a United Career Fair?

If you’re looking for a position in sales or sales management, this is the perfect career fair for you to attend. You’ll be able to shake the hands of the people making the hiring decisions in many cases.

This is not a “cattle call” event. It’s a professional atmosphere with no large unmanageable crowds. The goal is to make a great 1st impression and land a second interview in their office.

Another great reason to attend is for the networking possibilities. Networking is still the number one way to find the career that fits you best. In addition to networking with hiring companies, you will also have the opportunity to grow your linkedin network with other candidates. The goal is to build a strong enough network to maximize career opportunities.

How does the career fair work?

Doors will open at 6pm, and we’ll greet you with a brief orientation. Then each company will give a 2-3 minute verbal presentation outlining who they are and what positions they’re recruiting for. You then decide which ones you’d like to interview with.

Is there a fee to attend?

No. All of our services are free to job seekers. On some occasions there may be hotel parking fees. Please check with the hotel’s webpage to see if there are any parking fees associated with their facility.

How many resumes should I bring to the fair?

Bring at least 15 copies of your updated resume

How should I dress to a job fair?

Dress for a professional interview. Some of our clients have a relaxed dress code while others do not. It is safe to dress for a formal interview. Remember, first impressions are important.

Can I bring a friend?

Yes! Please let your friends and family know about our events. We encourage anyone looking for a new opportunity to attend.

Can I arrive late?

Yes. We understand that some people are unable to arrive promptly at the start time. Generally if you arrive within an hour of the start time, you should still be able to meeting the hiring managers from any company that you are interested in.

Can I attend if I have no experience?

Yes. Most of the hiring managers that we work with have excellent training programs that help candidates with a variety of backgrounds become highly successful in their roles. We often hear stories of how candidates with the right attitude and drive make a successful transition from an unrelated field.

What types of positions are companies hiring for?

The companies that attend our career fairs generally recruit for all types of professional sales, business development and sales management opportunities. The most common positions recruited for at the events are: Outside Sales, Inside Sales, Account Managers, Branch Managers, Sales Managers, Business Development, Sales Development, Retail Sales, Retail Management, Customer Service, and Account Executives.

What companies will be attending the job fair?

The list of participating companies frequently changes based on a variety of variables outside of our control. Past participating companies does not necessarily indicate who will be there in the future. Our client’s recruiting needs constantly change. We find that most candidates that we work with are looking for a professional sales opportunity and care most about working for a quality company in a growing industry with a strong compensation plan. Great sales people are able to adapt to new industries with the right training. Sales professionals widely appreciate the format because they gain valuable details like scope of responsibilities, training, compensation and hiring requirements during the company’s presentation. This brings the opportunities to life and helps attendees choose which opportunities are a fit before stopping by for an interview. The speech format really helps address most underlying questions that candidates have about the opportunities.

There are some unique situations where candidates absolutely need to know the finalized list of companies. In that situation, we encourage them to contact us Monday through Friday during between the hours of 9:00 am – 5:00 pm CST.   Someone in our company should be able to provide the complete finalized list after the employer registration period is closed.

What types of Industries do you work with?

Each event is unique. In the past we have worked with companies from the following industries: Durable Medical Equipment, Software, Advertising, Capital Equipment, Banking, Building Materials, Financial Services, Healthcare Services, Commercial Printing, Insurance, Merchant Services, Office Equipment, Office Products, Pharmaceutical, Retail, Security Services, Logistics, and Telecommunications.