10 Steps for Flourishing at a Job Fair (read it on usnews.com)
Why Read It? Don't waste the chance to make a good impression - follow these steps and learn to put your best foot forward at your next job fair!
- Know what type of job you want: So that you are able to articulate the match between a company's needs and what you can offer.
- Know about the company: "It's so easy to find information online; spend time researching the organization if you plan to speak to its recruiters."
- Have some good questions to ask: Let the recruiter know you've done your homework!
- Adjust your attitude, look the part, have copies of your resume handy, swap business cards, and follow up!
"You may be surprised by how few people actually [follow up]. It can make a difference between landing an interview and landing in the proverbial circular file—the trash."
Questions to Ask at a Job Fair (read it on howstuffworks.com)
Why Read It? Because there usually isn't time for a formal interview at a job fair and you need to quickly show the recruiter that you're prepared and professional. One of the best ways to do that is by asking informed questions, like these:
- What are the skills and attributes you value most in your employees?
- What are the opportunities for advancement?
- What are the biggest challenges for this position?
- What do you enjoy most about working for the company?
- The absolute worst question has to be: Do you run background checks?
"Job fairs represent one of the few opportunities to meet face-to-face with companies that are actually hiring...a successful applicant has to figure out how to stand out from the horde."
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