What to expect at a Job Fair

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The thought of attending your first job fair may seem intimidating, but job fairs are pretty straightforward and an excellent opportunity to explore job opportunities.
Here’s what you can expect:
  • Job fairs are typically held at a hotels or conference centers.  These type of venues have large rooms in which many tables can be set up to accommodate a large number of employers.

 

  • When you arrive there will be representatives to greet you.  You may need to register or check in.  Often at the check in you will be given a flyer with a list of companies at the job fair.
  • As you enter the job fair company tables will be set up in rows.  At each table there will be at least one representative from the company, brochures/marketing material, and promotional items.

 

  • When companies commit to setting up at a job fair you can be confident that companies have openings and are interested in speaking with you about their opportunities.

 

  • If you researched the job fair ahead of time and know what companies are a fit for you stop at those tables and introduce yourself.

 

  • This is your opportunity to meet people in charge of making hiring decisions.  Be prepared to ask questions, answer questions, and give a copy of your resume.

 

  • At a job fair you have the unique opportunity to speak with a company representative face to face.  Use this opportunity to gather information regarding what the company is looking for in candidates.  This is also a great opportunity to explain, in person why, you are a good fit for them.

 

  • Job Fairs are one of the best resources for job opportunities if you are in the market for a new job.   Many job seekers land there next job through job fairs.  To be successful make sure you are well prepared before you attend.  Read our article – 8 Tips to Ace your next Job Fair.
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