Show the employers at the Jobs Fair you mean business and give them a great first impression.
Just because an employer’s banner or marketing literature might say looking for “sales” staff, this might not be all they’re recruiting for at the Jobs Fair. Many companies, past and present at Job Fairs often have varying roles so make sure you go and speak with them.
Don’t leave any stone unturned, go and showcase yourself to all the employers at the fair. That way you stand more of a chance of finding something or hearing back after the event.
There’s nothing worse than having a great chat with a HR Manager at the Jobs Fair and then not having your CV with you to seal the deal. Come prepared with your CV and something to write with as a lot of employers will have applications forms or “sign up” sheets for you to fill out.
We have around 6-10 Job Boards dotted around every fair which have local and exhibitor vacancies on. So, if an employer you wish to speak with is busy chatting to another job seeker, go and visit these Job Boards as the employers will have pinned up their vacancies with details on how to apply.
You can always go and chat with one of the Job Fairs Event Organisers who will be at the Fair. They have organised hundreds of these events so will be best equipped to tell you what you need to do.
Having your mobile on you at a Jobs Fair can be very useful, you can use it to take photos of the jobs on the Job Boards, send your CV to employers electronically, take down employers contact numbers and check out the exhibitor’s websites to apply for any vacancies they have online as well as at the event.
We have 4 banners within the Jobs Fair for you to peruse. They are titled “How to use a Jobs Fair”, “Interview Tips”, “CV Tips” and “Career Advice”.
We have a newspaper dedicated to career advice, interview techniques, CV tips, self-employment, apprenticeships etc available at our Fairs. They are free to pick up, so simply grab one of the several hundred copies on show at the Jobs Fair.
Our events aren’t just simply “Job” Fairs, we get a lot of companies attend who are promoting training courses, apprenticeships, voluntary roles, self-employment and career advice. So, if you’re looking to learn new skills, gain work experience or set up your own business, the Jobs Fair is suitable for you too.