Think back to your first deployment.
You did not go without first being prepared for what laid ahead of you.
The same goes for job fairs and transitioning veteran events. Avoid going in there blindly and do homework ahead of time so you maximize your time during the event.
There are job fairs almost every day of the week in cities all across America held by organizations seeking new talent for their company. Job fairs allow companies to reduce recruiting costs and ables them to explore the “look” and “profile” of the ideal candidate for which they are searching.
Job fairs give you the opportunity to gather necessary information about the participating companies, to inquire about their current and future job openings, and to get the contact information for company representative for follow-up later.
Attending job fairs can help you with networking and practicing your interview skills. When attending job fairs, be sure to engage with those representing the companies. Ask questions and leave a positive impression they will remember later.
After reading this article, be sure to register for the upcoming G.I. Jobs Virtual Career Expo, where you can chat one-on-one with recruiters looking to hire veterans. Registration is free, but seats are limited, so be sure to reserve your spot at the link below today!
Job seekers who come prepared will strike up opportunities quickly, so here are five things you MUST do before attending a job fair.
1.) Research Ahead of Time
There can be hundreds of companies to connect with at each job fair, but that does not mean you will have the time to speak with all of them. Research ahead of time which ones you want to get to so you make the most of your time there. When you know your targets, you can also start to customize your materials. It helps to explore the company’s website, so you know ahead of time which openings are available and the requirement for each position. Having this information will help you tailor your materials and able you to prepare for when you meet with the individuals at the job fair.