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Preparing for a Job Fair
Finding a job in this day and age can be difficult, but going to various career fairs in your area, such as a DC job fair, can help job-seekers connect with quality companies. Whether you live in the city of brotherly love and will be attending Philadelphia job fairs or you will be taking a trip and stopping by a DC job fair, there are a few things you should do to prepare and ensure that it's a successful event for you.
Update your resume: Your resume is the most important thing you will have with you when you attend job fairs across the country, including Philadelphia job fairs. A resume is an opportunity to display your experience and unique skillset to potential employers. Be sure to update your resume on a regular basis. If you're unsure as to how to create a resume, there are many resources online that can help guide you in crafting the perfect one. After all, the job markets in the District may be vastly different from those around Texas, but a DC job fair is essentially the same as a Houston job fair. You need to be prepared and at your resume must look its best.
Background research: You may not know every company that is going to be at your let's say, Houston job fair, but certainly single out a few in which you are interested and do some research on them beforehand. This can help you when you approach their booth and strike up a conversation. It'll indicate that you are serious about your job search and are responsible enough to invest time into preparing for the event.
Prepare for questions: It's always smart to anticipate the types of questions companies will ask you when you approach their booths at a career fair, be it in Chicago or Philadelphia. Job fairs are like mini interviews where a prospective employer might ask you how your work sets you apart from your peers. Search online for potential questions and practice answering them with friends and family.
Personal grooming: It may be an unfortunate fact that when it comes to getting hired, appearances matter. Be sure to take care of personal grooming routines before the career fair so that you arrive showered with clean and coifed hair. You want to make a good impression on your future employer, and now is the time to do it!
Interview attire: On the day of the event, be sure to wear business attire that looks professional and clean. Along with your overall appearance, the clothing you wear will indicate to an employer how serious you are about a job. Your clothing may set you apart from fellow job seekers, giving you a one up.
With these preparations and techniques you'll be ready to sell yourself at the next career fair you attend.
About the Author: Amilius Ben
If you're searching for the perfect job, check out United Career Fairs. They offer free job fairs in various cities across the country including Houston job fairs. Who knows, maybe you'll find your dream job!