Jobs in the health care industry are on the rise. From nursing to communicative disorders, to marketing and human resources, recruiters are seeking Redbird talent for their job openings. That is why the Career Center is hosting the Health Care Industry Fair on November 14. Held in the Bone Student Center, students and alumni connect with employers from hospitals, social service agencies, and other organizations seeking to hire candidates for full-time openings or externships/internships.

Majors in nursing, health sciences, communication sciences and disorders, and social work are encouraged to attend; but the fair is not just for health care majors. “Employers may also be seeking to fill positions beyond health care providers,” said Andee Radliff, Career Center assistant director for Employer Relations. “Some are seeking candidates in marketing, accounting, technology, and human resources for their administrative openings.” (Access a complete list of majors highly encouraged to attend.)

Fair preparation

Candidates attending the fair should be ready for on-the-spot interviews. To help prepare, the Career Center provides InterviewStream, an online video interview tool that allows Redbirds to record themselves answering interview questions and review how they did.

Students can also attend Late Night Resume Reviews from 7:30–9:30 p.m., November 11–13, on the third floor of Milner Library, to receive helpful feedback on résumés from trained career ambassadors. A complete list of other ways Redbirds can prepare is available on the fair web page and in the Career Resource Guide.

“Attendees should also review the list of employers attending our career fairs and research them before the event so they are familiar with the organizations, see if they are a good fit, and to be able to answer employer questions effectively,” said Radliff.

A complete list of employers attending the fairs and details about them are available through the Fall Internship and Career Fair web page or by downloading the Symplicity Jobs and Careers app, available for free from the App Store and Google Play. The app actually allows Redbirds to apply for positions and notify employers that they will visit them at the fair. Attendees should also use the list to research employers and communicate to employers their knowledge of their organizations.

Over 20 organizations are registered so far. Some of them are from notable health care agencies such as Advocate Aurora Health Care, Northwestern Medicine, OSF HealthCare, University of Iowa Health Care, and Unity Point Health Memorial Health System.

To make a good impression, Illinois State students can also print their résumé on free résumé paper and order business cards from the Career Center.

Recruiter participation

It’s not too late for recruiters to register to meet exciting talent from Illinois State University. The Health Care Industry Fair still has spots available for employers to attend. Registration is available through Hire-A-Redbird. While you’re in Central Illinois, maximize your recruiting efforts by attending the Illinois Wesleyan University Nursing Career Fair on November 13 and the Bradley University Nursing and Physical Therapy Career Fair on November 19.

The Career Center assists students with developing, evaluating and/or implementing career, education and employment decisions. The Health Care Industry Fair supports Illinois State University’s Educate ● Connect ● Elevate strategic plan.