Friday, February 12, 2010

Be Prepared Before the Job Fair

Photo by: Juergen Kurlvink

"What am I doing here?" That is a question that we too often ask ourselves. Don't let that question pop into your head when you walk into a job fair. Right now as we all know, it is a very tough market and there is more competition than ever for a position. No need to get on that topic, so let's get to the point. A job fair is your given opportunity to explore potential employers, and learn what they have to offer.

Upon attending the job fair:
  1. Find out what businesses/employers/recruiters will be present: You know what kind of job or position you are looking for, so the more information you can gather beforehand, the more successful it will be for you. Spend some time doing research: what kind of skills will they need, different job openings, or even what kind of people they are looking for.
  2. Develop some questions you'd like to ask employers:  Gathered the information on the companies, right? Upon that research you may of had some questions, write these down so you can have them answered (interview the interviewer).
  3. Proofread your resume-at least twice: Some see the job fair opportunity as the first interview. They are right, so don't show up handing out your resume to "your" company with errors. Your resume gives employers the run down of your skills and a way for them to remember you.
With this information in mind, get to researching and working on "the" resume if you have not already done so. Was this information beneficial to you??

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2 comments:

Salaries said...

I experienced before that I almost forgot my ballpen. It's always to have a checklist in preparing for a job fair.

Sri said...

Attending the job fairs is a great thing. I use to attend many during my job search. Finally I got good opportunity with the help of Cloud jobs.