A job fair represents a good opportunity for job seekers to meet with the job offers in persons, meaning with the employing companies representatives. If you are looking for a job, a job fair is an event you shouldn’t miss. You will have the chance to interact personally with the employers and you will get a glimpse on the companies inside. You will also have the opportunity to meet a lot of employers in a short time and in the same place. And you may even get an interview right there if you are exactly what the employer is looking for.
In order for you to best benefit from a job fair, here are some tips you should take into consideration.
First of all, always do your homework before attending a job fair. Study the list of the companies participating to the job fair and select those you are interested in applying for a job. Keep in mind that you will have limited time at the job fair and you will not be able to meet all the employers. Therefore, make your own list of companies and do some research on them. Check their web sites; get familiar with their specific field of expertise.
After putting together the list of target employers, prioritise them. Think of the information you will ask them and think of your job objectives. Adjust your resume to their requirements and make sure they fit the company’s strategy (which you have previously studied on its web site!). Double check your resume for spelling or grammar errors and make sure it provides clear, easy to understand information. Make plenty of resume copies and add some extra just in case you will find some other interesting job offers at the job fair.
Think of a short, concise speech about yourself, your working experience and your job objectives. Think of some questions you will ask the companies representatives about jobs or activity details in order to decide if a certain company’s offer is what you are looking for.
Always remember to dress up for the event. This doesn’t mean you will need to wear an evening gown or a tuxedo. You will have to look serious and professional, so pay attention to your clothes as the employers will definitely pay attention to this aspect.
And finally, think positive. You may not be the best prepared candidate for a certain job, but positive thinking and determination will help you overtake other job seekers. Keep in mind that employers are looking for professional, determined and committed persons, so be professional in your job hunting! Good luck!
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