Job Fair Tips

MAKE THE BEST OUT OF JOB FAIRS

Most job seekers find employment through their networking efforts. Attending a job fair can be

an effective way to build your professional network and possibly secure your next job.

The following advice will help you get the most out of job fairs.

TIP #1

Pre-register for the event so you can obtain a list of companies participating prior to attending.

TIP #2

Research companies prior to the job fair to arrived prepared.

TIP #3

Write down questions you plan to ask each recruiter. Refrain from asking obvious questions,

for example: “What does your company do?”

TIP #4

Do not waste time with recruiters representing companies that do not interest you.

TIP #5

Talk about your work experience, skills and accomplishments. If you haven’t worked for a

period of time stress the skills you possess that are the most transferrable to the job and

company you are targeting.

TIP #6

Write, practice and master your thirty second pitch.

TIP #7

Never drop off your resume at a booth. Always have a conversation with the recruiter or

representative of the company.

TIP #8

Prepare answers to common questions asked by recruiters at job fairs including:

Tell me about yourself?

Why do you want to work for our company?

What positions interest you most?

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