A job fair is a great way for an employer with multiple job openings to meet several prospective employees at once.
So how can a job seeker stand out in the crowd? Workforce consultants from Idaho Department of Labor offices in Boise and Meridian have these tips to share.
How should a job seeker prepare for a job fair?
- Research the companies that are participating. Learn more about their business and job openings and be prepared to answer any questions that may come up at the fair.
- Practice a 15-second personal commercial including your name, your profession, occupation or the job you are seeking, your experience and a unique selling point (what sets you apart).
- Arrange for childcare. You will be meeting employers and they will want to talk with you without any distractions.
How should a job seeker dress for a job fair?
First impressions leave lasting impressions. Dress for success and as if you are going to an interview. This includes making sure your shoes are shined and your clothes are pressed and unwrinkled.