Plenty of people think career fairs are a thing of the past in the digital age. Don’t believe them. Career fairs can be a treasure chest of opportunity if you know how to work them. We decided to break it down into 4-areas: Research, Planning, The Day Of and Follow-up. Research the Companies That Will Attend One of the best uses of your time before heading to a career fair is to learn about the companies that will be there. Even if you’re sure you don’t want to work for some of them, do your homework anyway.
According to Gallup, roughly half (51%) of employees are actively looking for a new job or watching for job openings—and there are plenty of jobs to be had in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. Whether you’re employed and testing the waters or unemployed and looking more actively, here are a few steps you can take before you apply for a job. Get ready to dive in to your next job search with both feet. Evaluate Your Career Goals Are you looking to move up into management, or an executive position?
With its low cost of living, good schools, and recreation options, it’s no wonder more people are moving to Cedar Rapids. Yet, if your spouse or partner is the one with the job move, you may be understandably apprehensive. Sure, the homes are affordable, and it seems like the schools are pretty good - but it’s in the middle of the Midwest! And you’re wondering what you’re getting yourself into. Relax - this community has a ton to offer beyond what’s on all those top 10 sites. One resource for spouses is the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance.
So you’re considering relocating to Cedar Rapids, IA or Iowa City, IA? Good choice! Once the dust has settled on your idea, it’s time to start thinking beyond all the homemade pie you’re going to eat once you get here and plan for your move. See How Far Your Potential Salary Will Go Knowing the cost of living can impact where you land in the corridor, whether it be Cedar Rapids, Iowa City or smaller communities like Marion, Robins, Hiawatha, North Liberty or Coralville.