Attending career fairs

  1. I will be graduating (hopefully) in May 2008 and take NClex soon after that. My question is, there is an Advance Career Fair in NYC on Oct 16th - would this be too early to look around or would it be better if I attend the one in March 2008?

    Many thks
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  3. by   smile123
    Quote from NYnursingstudent
    I will be graduating (hopefully) in May 2008 and take NClex soon after that. My question is, there is an Advance Career Fair in NYC on Oct 16th - would this be too early to look around or would it be better if I attend the one in March 2008?

    Many thks
    There's no harm in attending a job fair in October. It depends on the hospital. Some hospitals will tell you to apply in Feb/Mar if you are graduating in May; they won't have their new grad jobs posted yet. However, there are other hospitals who recruit new grads in November even though graduation isn't until May or the following July! That happened to two of my colleagues. They went to the job fair in November and did a followup interview in December. When school started back up in January, they received job offers!
    You can always make new connections, find out what jobs are out there. So attend in October and you'll know who the recruiters are and when they want new grads to apply. Good luck!

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