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Job Fair Tips

At a job fair it is up to you to approach the representatives! You must be ready to introduce yourself and describe your job needs to employers.job fairs

  • Do your homework: Recruiters will ask what you know about them. Be Prepared!

  • Know what you are looking for: Recruiters will not waste time with people who are unsure about the type of work they are seeking. Have a specific job title in mind when speaking with employers.

  • Bring extra copies of your résumé: Companies will ask for a few copies of your résumé.

  • Get the recruiter’s business card: This allows you to address follow-up calls and letters to a specific person.

  • Present yourself in a professional manner: Dress professionally, extend a firm handshake, and maintain eye contact. Be polite and pleasant.

  • Approach employers individually: If you carpool with a group of friends or bring children when applying for jobs or going on an interview, be sure to introduce yourself alone. It is best to look for work and go to interviews alone.

  • Go early: Arrive early and give yourself at least one hour to look at all the employers present at the fair.

  • Talk to other people looking for work: Talk to other job seekers at the fair. This is an opportunity to network. They may know of an interesting position you can apply for.

Connecticut Job and Career Fairs

Published by the Connecticut Department of Labor, Communications Office
Last Updated: February 05, 2021