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Job Fair: Useful Tips

Job Fair Visiting a job fair may significantly increase your chances to get a job even faster than you might have thought. You just need to be prepared to “hit” the potential employers. This article will give you some useful tips on how to be a success at a job fair.

Resume.

Review and update it, making sure that the contents reflect the kind of job you are currently looking for. Even if your previous working experience is not too much relevant to it, adjust your resume to your needs – stress out the points that could give you an advantage in job hunting in the desired field. Make many copies of the resume so that you can take a bunch of them to the job fair – you are going to meet quite a lot of prospective employers there.

Introduction.

Think of a brief presentation, that you could use to introduce yourself. It should be like a 40-60 seconds’ commercial, outlining the main points and aimed at making a good impression. A fresh, bright, upbeat presentation will help you grab the recruiter’s attention and get them interested in employing you.

Research.

Get a list of the companies that will be represented at the job fair and make a small investigation on each of them. Potential employers are always pleased, when they discovery that an applicant has actually bothered to get to know something about their business.

Interview.

A job fair is not like a cat exhibition – you do not go there just to look around; be sure that you are going to be interviewed. Thus, dress up professionally and get ready to answering and asking questions – “on the spot” interviewing is a little more stressful, because normally an applicant meets quite many Human Recourses representatives from different companies within the same job fair.

Focus.

As soon as you get to the fair, head to the booths of the companies, that you got interested in while making the research – do not loose your time walking around, deciding where to go first.

Network.

Communicate with other applicants; share the data you found out about the companies, presented at the job fair. You might be very surprised to discover lots of new information that is impossible to find in newspapers and company booklets. Plus you might make either some good friends or business contacts!

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