It was incredibly hard to be noticed, let alone taken seriously, as a fresh college grad in 2010.
Spent more time talking to employers at the buffet than at the job fair itself.
Especially when they asked which company I worked for and then realized I’d crashed the university sponsored lunch. “Oh, is this vendor-only? I was here early. Must’a been before they put up the signs.” You’d be amazed the areas you can get into if you dress well, appear irritated and act like you own the place.
I’m told being cute helps.