Job fairs are organized events that gather several employers in one place and are a great way to meet and get to know companies that are hiring.
Typically, employers set up a booth and job seekers walk around and talk to representatives from various companies. Like networking events, it’s important to prepare ahead of time to maximize your effectiveness.
A few tips:
Job Fair FAQs
- Dress appropriately – At the very least, wear business casual attire. Making an effort to dress for the job fair will create a positive impression on employers.
- Manage your time well – Know who will be there ahead of time and prioritize which ones you would like to speak with.
- Talk to employers – Don’t just drop off your resume. Take the time to ask good questions about their job opportunities and tell them about yourself.
- Collect business cards – After the job fair, follow up with them with an email or phone call to reiterate your interest or let them know that you have completed their online application.