How To Get The Most Out Of A Job Or Career Fair

 With today’s economy there are a lot of people out there hurting for employment. A full time job is necessary for the middle class individual and you probably couldn’t survive without two or three weeks worth of pay. Of course, it’s not like there are a lot jobs just growing on trees these days. Instead of wasting your time calling around to a bunch of companies to see if they are hiring you should consider visit a job fair. You will know in fact that these companies represented at the fair are seeking employees, but how can you be sure that you are the one they will hire. Well, here’s how you can maximize your chances.

Dress Right

 You need to begin thinking of this job fair like an interview. You wouldn’t show up to an interview in a ball cap, jean short and sandals, would you? Well, you shouldn’t show up to a job fair looking like this either. Show up in your best interview attire and pack a briefcase or portfolio. Always avoid the backpack. Also, cover the tattoos and leave the bling at home, but most of all you will need to wear comfortable shoes. You will likely be standing for long periods of time.

Sell Yourself Ahead Of Time

 Job fairs are pretty fast paced. You won’t get a lot of time with one company. This is why you need to make a good impression. The best way to do this is to practice a pitch ahead of time. Remember you are trying to sell yourself. You will want a quick pitch that summarizes your skills and experience. You want to keep it within a minute, but you don’t leave out anything crucial. Be enthusiastic and get your career goals out there as well. This might sound like a lot to wrap up in sixty seconds, but it is entirely possible. Due to the recent bed bug outbreak the pest control industry is booming with opportunities and this might be a good place to start.

Be Prepared

 Do you know what the recipe for a good laid out plan is? It is preparation and you must apply this same concept to your job fair campaign. You will want to make sure that you are prepared for any situation that might arise. Print out several copies of your resume, pack several ink pens and note pads. If you have the funds business cards with your name, cell phone number and e-mail address can be a big hit.

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