Anonymous User wrote:Did you find that most of the jobs were posted prior to the job fair? For those that were not (or did not select interviewees before the fair) where/when were interviews conducted? About when does hiring start?
Last year, the large majority of jobs were posted in the weeks leading up to the fair, or during the fair itself. For those who didn't post them before, a number of offices would have job descriptions at their booths, would accept resumes there, and would call those they were interested in a few hours later to schedule an interview during the job fair period. The interviews are usually conducted at the fair itself, although some agencies have special open houses during the fair, which give applicants additional opportunities to make contacts and score some interviews. Also, I know some offices did phone interviews for candidates outside of their area, too, if they didn't set up a booth at the job fair. The whole thing is quite different from the standard law school hiring model.
As for hiring, it starts at the fair. A number of people will walk about with a/multiple offer(s). I didn't have any offers there, but was offered my position about a month after the job fair, for a job I interviewed for at the job fair. I would say nearly all of the hiring takes place in the 6-8 weeks or so following the job fair.