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Asked by Tanya on March 19, 2017

Do people really find jobs at industry conferences? Is it worth paying a fee to go to an industry conference in hopes of meeting someone from a company that is hiring?

Answered by Heather, Hiring Expert at The Hershey Company, on March 19, 2017

I am sure there are times where people have founds jobs at industry conferences.  However, you should go with the focus of networking not landing a job.  If you are passionate about the industry, I would definitely go to the conference.  Make your name known/market yourself, learn more about the industry & network.  In the long run, having that industry focused network could help you find a job. 

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