It’s career fair season again. Are you ready?
Before you attend the career event in your community, read over the before, during and after checklist below to make sure you’re 100% prepared!
Career fairs can be hard to navigate. The layout and crowded aisles obscure employer booths and, when you do find them, you might only have the time to learn what the company does before other candidates swoop in and introduce themselves.
And without preparation, you could waste valuable minutes fighting for face time… only to discover you’re talking to employers who are the wrong fit for your personal aspirations.
So many career fairs… so many ill-prepared job seekers.
Even with weeks to prepare, the No. 1 complaint from employers and recruiters after a job fairs? The lack of preparation by the attendees. From improper dress to a limp handshake, and from the lack of an effective elevator pitch and failure to research the exhibiting employers, some job seekers just never seem ready…
On-campus career fairs can be pretty intimidating. Employers are seeking qualified candidates in-on-the spot interviews. Where do you start?
A well-prepared career fair goer can really benefit from the experience. Afterall, it’s possible to leave a career fair with a job! So it’s important to do your research, have a plan, and follow through.
Here are 10 tips for getting the most out of on-campus career fairs:
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