How To Work a Job Fair
Remember this is like an interview.
You are creating the all-important first impression. There will be several candidates and only a handful will stand out from the crowd. Be prepared so that you are one of those candidates.
Preparation should be:
Know what they do and what they can do for you
- Wardrobe Preparation
Dress to impress
Prepare a resume to hand out at the job fair. If you need help,
you may pick up a sample in the Career Services Office at your respective
Things to remember while you are there:
Give yourself time to visit as many employers as possible. Maps
of tables will be provided.
Pick out 4 or 5 employers that you would like to talk to most and go to them first. Know what you want from each employer and make it your goal to get it.
You donít have much time to make that first impression. Try to have answers ready
to questions you think the employers may ask you.
Be polite, direct, energetic, and concise with your answers.
Closing the Sale
Tell them what you want. If you are interested in the possible
opportunities they may provide, inform them that you would like the opportunity
for a formal interview.
Be sure to obtain the names and business cards of those with whom you talked.
Remember to tell them "Thank You" for their time before you leave the event.
Follow-up with a thank-you letter where you can state your continued interest in their company.
- Always convey a sense of professionalism; remember everyone there is a potential job lead.
Clear your mind between interviews
To avoid potential embarrassment, donít get employers and positions
One last thing: Smile!