Hunting for employment is challenging, especially in today’s job market, so taking full advantage of every opportunity to reach out and connect with potential employers is important. Job fairs present the opportunity to network with multiple employers, but standing out can be daunting. There are several ways to help yourself stand out and establish firm connections that could lead to the position you have been searching for:
- Don’t just hand in your resume and expect results. In order to establish a connection, you must converse with potential employers and engage in dialogue that leads to further discussion outside of the job fair.
- Do your research. Before attending the job fair, research what potential employers will be there and look into their culture and open job opportunities. With background information, your conversation can be much more focused and direct offering you more information.
- Get specific contact information. Ask for the employer representative’s contact information so that you are able to follow up after the job fair is over. This allows you the opportunity to ask what further steps you can take in order to set-up an interview with the company.
Use these tips to help get the most out of your next job fair experience and increase your chances of landing an interview.