Asked by Tanya on March 19, 2017
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.
Answered by Traci, Hiring Expert at Accenture, on March 30, 2017
Yes, they do! If you’re looking I don’t think it’s ever a bad idea to put yourself out there and network with as many people as possible. Let’s face it, your skills may get you the job, but a lot of times its who you know that gets you the interview. Of course, this isn’t always the case, but making a connection with anyone is better than not!