Job seekers still use career fairs to network, make positive first  impressions, and learn about companies and what it’s like to work for them.

Meeting and interacting with recruiters face to face is still a critical part  of the job search process, experts  say — and career fairs offer job seekers  a unique opportunity to make personal connections that are impossible when  submitting a resume online.

Don't make the mistake of dismissing job fairs automatically.  Here are 11 tips to get the most out of them: