How to use a Career Event
Attending a Career Event soon? Boost your chances of landing a new job with these helpful quick tips on how to successfully use a career event.
Dress for Success
First impressions are the most important. Ideally, you will want to dress appropriately for the Career Event. A smart shirt, jeans and a nice pair of shoes can go a long way!
Get contact details
Career fairs give you the opportunity to speak directly with HR managers and those in charge of recruitment. Utilise this to your advantage and gather business cards/contact details from the employers you want to work for.
Speak with all exhibitors
You may be surprised by what roles some companies have on offer. This makes speaking with all the exhibitors attending a top priority! You wouldn’t want to miss out on what could be your dream job.
Have your CV handy
It’s always a good idea to bring along a few copies of your CV when attending a career fair, you never know when you may need it!
Look for any "Job Boards"
When attending a career event make sure to keep an eye out for any “Job Board” pop-ups. Companies attending the event typically post their vacancies on them.
Use your phone
Bring your phone along with you to the career fair. You can use it to take pictures of any vacancies from recruiting exhibitors, to send your CV to a recruiter electronically or even connect with recruiters on platforms like LinkedIn.
Follow up after the event
If you found someone you would like to work for, follow up with them after the event. This is a great way to re-connect with them and make sure you are on the forefront of their minds.