How to make the most out of job fairs

How to make the most out of job fairs

If you are a student in London you may be aware that there are many career fairs where employers come to recruit talent. It is a chance to network and gain the edge over your competition within the competitive job market.

Which sector is right for you?

At this stage, employers would not expect you to have a detailed plan of what you want to do in next 20 years, but it is good to have direction that you want to follow. You may wish to work as a travel agent, health care assistant, or in HR. If you know which path you want to purse, your potential employers will be more enthusiastic to discuss available opportunities.

Do your homework

Preparation is crucial. Make sure that you research businesses before you go. Look at their website and social media accounts to understand how companies operate. If you do your research, you will be able to have meaningful conversations with recruiters and stand out of the crowd.

Be enthusiastic and natural 

Recruiters are passionate about their careers. Make sure that you are enthusiastic about opportunities that they have on offer. Ask as many questions as you can but be natural. If you feel that you know everything you need about the company shake hands and thank for recruiter’s time.

Remember names

It is good practice to remember names of people that you spoke with. Ask for business cards and if they do not have them write names of recruiters down. You can also add them on Linkedin but it is important to ask for permission first. Later on, when you apply for a job it will be helpful to mention the name of the person that you met at the career fair.

How do you make the most out of career fairs? Let us know in the comment. section below

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