Are you looking for a new job or considering a career change? You may want to consider attending a career fair. Career fairs are FREE for job seekers and typically have a large number of employers from a variety of industries in attendance. Most employer booths have a company representative or recruiter who is able to discuss their company opportunities and accept resumes. So they are a great place to gather information on who is hiring, the types of jobs available, and the type of qualifications needed.
When attending a career fair, it’s important to be prepared. Not only are you making that first impression with a potential employer, you could also be provided with the opportunity to interview for a job! You do not want to run the risk of a few missteps and miss out on your dream job. Therefore, keep the following tips in mind so that you put your best foot forward.
Perhaps the most important tip to remember is to bring copies of your resume with you; the more the better. Although you may not be interested in applying for every opportunity available, you should enter into a career fair thinking that you would. Find out the number of employers who will be in attendance and bring that number of resume copies. Even if you do not hand out all of your resume copies, you can always save them and use them at a later time.