Unparalleled service and personable hosts all in an environment - just your speed.A fresh alternative to typical events that seem more like a job fair than a relaxed way to connect.For men, a jacket and golf shirt and slacks will be fine, for women, a pencil skirt or slacks paired with a neutral top and a jacket will serve you well. Pro Tip: Copies of your resume might not be accepted as more companies utilize electronic record systems for applicants - but make sure you can talk articulately about your past experience and merits.
Local Education Lastly, another benefit of attending a career fair is simply learning about different industries and businesses in your region.
Career fairs are an open invitation to learn more about the industry you want to work in as well as other industries that may interest you.
Interview Practice A career fair can be like months of interviewing crammed into one evening.
It's great practice for you to hone down your interview skills in a casual setting.
Networking - Advertising Yourself Even if your choice employer isn't attending the fair, career fairs are a great opportunity to practice your networking skills and make valuable professional connections.
Practice introducing yourself to a few people prior to the fair. I'm interested in opportunities in X industry." These professional connections can lead to many things like a new mentor, peer and maybe even a future job opportunity. ) Listen, respond and be conversational and ask questions so the conversation is two-sided and not just about you.We do not use traditional 'speed dating' offerings such as bells, whistles and name-tags.Instead we focus on creating an atmosphere conducive to meeting others; a great venue, a personable host and a staff to assist.Examples from a prepared job seeker: Think of a quick 30 second "pitch" conversation for companies you have a strong interest in.Start out with introducing yourself followed by one quick question either specific to the company or a generic question involving the company culture.You'll have plenty of chances to practice your handshake, answer the types of questions employers ask and get information about local businesses and industries.