I recently found out that my current employer is going to be at the career fair my college holds each semester. How do I handle a possible exchange with the recruiter?
I received a job offer from this company through the same fair last year when I was a junior. I have worked there part time for nearly a year and have had virtually no contact with HR since I was hired. I will be graduating in May with a BS in Management, my major is human resources. I believe it would be foolish to skip the fair in an effort to avoid an awkward situation, especially under current local job market conditions.
To add more to the situation, this company is currently under a "hiring freeze" until further notice. I suspect their presence at the fair may simply be an effort to continue a relationship with the school so they will have a spot at future events - in past years employers have been turned away from the fair as the university has not had enough space for them to set up booths.
Thanks in advance for any advice.