Getting Hired in Upcoming Job Fairs
A lot of first time job seekers and OJTs rely on job fairs when it comes to job hunting. That’s because in job fairs, they have access to a lot of companies already so they won’t have to spend hours looking for job vacancies and waiting for days to get results about the interview. Attending job fairs is one of the most convenient ways to apply for a job, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll get a job easier this way.
If you’re going to attend a job fair this 2010, make sure that you are fully prepared for it, especially because some companies conduct an on-the-spot interview. If you went there wearing casual clothes, thinking that you are only going to be passing your resume, you may immediately leave a bad impression to the employers. So to maximize your chance of getting hired in job fairs, or at least landing an interview right there and then, you need to remember a few things.
First of all, remember that attending job fairs is a numbers game. Because it’s convenient, expect hundreds or even thousands of other applicants to show up there as well. So you need to have a strategy about how to go about the job fair. If you want to work in a specific field, research beforehand about the participating companies who will be in the job fair. This way, when you get there, you know exactly where to go and how many copies of resume you should bring. Researching beforehand will also give you the chance to know a little about the company, so if ever you are invited for an interview in the job fair, you’ll be prepared to answer questions about their company.
Second, prepare what you’re going to say about yourself. Avoid saying the usual things that are already written in your resume like the personal information. Instead, think of your spiel as a sales pitch in which you are the product and you are trying to sell your services. Prepare also some questions you have about the company. Don’t be afraid to ask questions because it only shows that you are interested enough about the company to know more about them.
Third, it goes on without saying that you should be dressed appropriately. A job fair is an even not only for you to submit your resume. A lot of companies are actually hiring applicants on the spot, especially when they see those individuals who came fully prepared. So if you really want to get hired, keep these things in mind next time you are going to attend a job fair.
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