With numerous job seekers flocking to job fairs, how do you make yourself stand out so you can grab the attention of potential employers? Of course, there are certain things you can do to increase your chances of getting hired during a job fair.
Here are some of them:
1) Know your objective
Instead of floating around a job fair trying to fish opportunities, having a clear career goal will lead you to the right companies. Actually, this applies for all job seekers on general. This will give you the chance to choose a work that will ultimately be of most interest and benefit for you.
2) Know the job and your potential employer
This is a step that many job seekers often skip. However, if you exert the effort to do some research about the company and the job title, you will know how to present yourself in the best possible light. You can highlight your strengths or even tailor-fit your resume so that it perfectly matches their requirements. To do this, you can visit their website ahead of time and check out important details.
3) Prepare for the interview
Job interviews are usually a never-wracking experience but if you prepare well for it, you can survive them and even pass with flying colors. Anticipate questions that they will likely ask to you. Be prepared to share more details about your previous experiences. Also, take note that interviewers would often look for loopholes in your record (such as long period of unemployment, low grades, etc) so be prepared to defend them. With the right answers, you can even turn your weaknesses into strengths.
4) Dress to impress
Do not go to a job interview looking like you’re about to go shopping on a mall. Or that you’re attending a sports event! Look professional and you can expect better treatment from them.
5) Be calm and polite
Sure, you’re probably nervous during the interview but try to smile a lot. Stay calm and respond with politeness to every question. Be honest in your answers and ask your questions in case you also have some.
With these simple pointers in job fair, you can actually have a good time at a job fair. Good luck to your job search!