Job fairs are organized by schools, colleges, civic organizations, companies and even local government at times. It is the perfect place to begin one’s job search, and even career search, both for students and experienced professionals. One mistake people often make is that they walk into a career fair completely unprepared, and this is a setback in today’s competitive scenario.
It is a good idea to bring multiple updated copies of your resume and passport photos, even though many companies provide their own forms. Since employers will receive many resumes, bring a short, interesting and catchy resume.
Another way to have an edge over other competitors is to do some career and career fair research before attending the fair. Many organizers provide information about which companies will be attending the career fair on their website, or you could email them and ask for the information.
You could then make a list of companies you want to visit, which will save time for you. Also, you could do a basic research on the companies you want to visit in the fair, in case you get to have a quick interview with their representative. Going one step further, you could think of some intelligent questions you can ask the companies. This will show them that you know about the company and increase your chances of getting a job.
You can prepare a short speech, listing your skills, strengths and interests so that you know what you are going to say and do not stumble during an interview. Since the interview will be short, it will be to your advantage if you speak precisely and decisively.
Last, but not the least is your appearance. The best practice is to be dressed conservatively and professionally. Even if you are a college student, it’s preferable not to go in casuals such as jeans and t-shirt. Make sure you carry your resume, certificates, pens and other requirements with you in a briefcase or a folder.
Once you have prepared yourself, make sure you are confident and alert while you are at the career fair and most certainly you will walk out with a job that will make your life a success.
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