Are you a recruiter?
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 a Jobs Fair and then not having your CV with you to seal the deal. Up to 10 copies should be more than enough to see you through the event.
We have around 4-10 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.
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.
After chatting with an exhibitor and collecting business cards/exchanging contact information, search for and connect with them on LinkedIn and pick up your conversation where it left off.