Job fairs are a great way for employers and job seekers to meet face-to-face without spending a lot of time and effort coordinating a typical interview.
However, for the job seeker, the convenience of being able to meet with multiple hiring managers doesn’t mean that preparing for the interviews will be easier or require less effort — in fact, just the opposite.
This means the majority of the work must be done before and after the meeting.
Here are some tips on preparing for a job fair interview and standing out from the crowd:
We’ve all heard of Google’s eccentric hiring process, from the infamous brain teasers (“How many golf balls can you fit on an airplane?”) to the eccentric intern activities portrayed in the movie “The Internship.” In the words of Owen Wilson’s character, “We’re looking at some sort of mental ‘Hunger Games’ against a bunch of genius kids for just a handful of jobs.” Hundreds of applicants do find themselves vying for a single position, and those who make it through the screening process must be as good in person as they are on paper. For many employers, one of the biggest