Private sector job growth slowed last month. The demise of big traditional conferences has long been proclaimed. Given these two facts, you’d be forgiven for thinking the annual conference of the National Association of Colleges and Employers might be a bust. But after an action-packed four days in Orlando, FL at NACE 2010, I can tell you it was quite the reverse. And across the 93 knowledge sessions offered during the conference, the hot topic in many instances was how to leverage social media for recruiting.
The excitement was palpable as 1,600 employers and career advisors from around the globe gathered to connect and share ideas. Roundtable discussions, lunchtime topics, and impromptu conversations taking place throughout the conference facility confirmed that NACE members totally get the importance of in-person networking at every opportunity, on both a local and international scale.