Career fairs help a lot for students of universities in shaping up their professional life, but there are certain things to know and implement before attending such events nearby so that you can maximum benefits from those. Below are some of those basic tips to follow:
Always remember that career fairs are for everyone and not just for the students of universities. There are several public career fairs which welcome career searchers too. You can take advantage of conversations with recruiters there and such career fairs always try to promote networking. The underclassmen in university or college are always recommended to attend such fairs and that too in freshman year. Experts believe career fairs help in grooming up the conversation and interview skills, and probably you may also land up with a summer internship by talking to the representatives of companies.
It is always recommended to don some research before attending career fairs. You may easily get the list of companies attending the fair from your university or college. Review those companies and narrow down to five or ten to which you can talk and give enough dedicated time to understand. If you don’t know the background of the companies, it is suggested to do some Google search, visit the official website of the company or talk to someone who is familiar about the organization. Try to know the business goals and objectives of the companies. Dig up for deeper information.
It is very true you need to plan ahead. Make a list to the companies you want to talk before attending the fair. Also, take print of some extra copies of your resume and arrange those in a folder to make it easy submitting to the companies which interest you and you had not considered those earlier.
Try to attend the fairs in casual dress. Suits does not mean success. Ultimately your outlook and personality speaks while talking to recruiters or representatives of the companies. Well, this does not mean at all not to wear a business suit. If you feel more comfortable and confident in it, do wear, but try to pair it with fun. The end point is that you should look presentable and professional. The clothes should be well ironed and properly cleaned.
Asking is understanding. Don’t hesitate to ask questions to the recruiters or representatives. Do some homework a day before like what to ask. Consider the fair as an interview.
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