Getting the MOST from Job Fairs!. Produced by Virginia Cox, Ph.D., West Virginia University Edited by Julie Levitt.
Produced by Virginia Cox, Ph.D., West Virginia University Edited by Julie Levitt
“A sense of purpose generates action and movement in the direction of dreams and goals. Set your sights on what you want in your career and then make it happen. Now, what are you waiting for?”
~~Joan C. Borgatti
A job fair (or career fair) is typically a one-day event sponsored by schools and employers. The purpose is to provide opportunities for employers to meet with job seekers to explore job matches.
These fairs are offered in campus or community facilities.
Online job fairs are also available.
Explore opportunities for internships, co-ops, and jobs direction of dreams and goals. Set your sights on what you want in your career and then make it happen. Now, what are you waiting for?”
Practice interview and job search communication skills
Distribute resumes to many prospective employers
Meet many recruiters from different organizations in one, convenient setting
Receive company information and business cards of contactsJob Fairs: Big Benefits for YOU!
Men: dark suits/sports coat and nice slacks, polished shoes, dark socks, groomed hair, clean shave, clean hands, appropriate tie
Women: neutral or dark suit (knee length skirt), proper stockings, polished shoes, well groomed, not too much perfume, makeup or overdone hair
Well-prepared questions make a good impression:
Take a notepad, and record important follow up, such as to:
In conclusion—a thought for you: