Job Seeker Tips

How to Maximize Your Job Fair Experience

Attend a Workshop

Roseville Job Center 
115 Ascot Drive, Suite 100

Roseville, CA 95661

  • August 13, 1-3 pm: How to Prepare for the Job Fair
  • August 20, 2-4 pm: How to Prepare for the Job Fair

Placer School for Adults 
1919 Grass Valley Highway 
Auburn, CA 95603

  • August 14, 9 am – 12 pm: Acquiring Happiness

Placer County Human Services 
1000 Sunset Blvd (Blue Oaks Room B)
Rocklin, CA 95765

  • August 8, 9-11 am: Targeting Resumes
  • August 13, 9-11 am: Effective Job Search
  • August 15, 9 am – 12 pm: Interview Skills

Hillsdale Job Center
5655 Hillsdale Blvd., Suite
Sacramento, CA 95842

  • August 12, 11 am- 12 pm: How to Prepare for the Job Fair
  • August 19, 11 am – 12 pm: How to Prepare for the Job Fair

Make a Good First Impression

  • Relax
  • Smile
  • Practice a firm handshake
  • Maintain good eye contact
  • Wear business attire that is professional, clean, wrinkle-free, and well-fitting
  • Polish your dress shoes
  • Avoid coffee and cigarettes to reduce unpleasant odors
  • Wear minimal cologne, perfume, make-up, and jewelry

Practice Your Introduction (“Elevator Speech”)

  • Prepare a 20-second personal introduction to describe your relevant skills and experience
  •  This statement should emphasize your strengths and highlight your background
  •  Speak clearly and confidently
  • If you need help creating your personal introduction, visit your local job center

Approaching Employers

Research the participating employers to demonstrate your interest in their products/services

Ask questions…
  • I read about your community service involvement on the company website; was your department involved in that project?
  •  What particular skills do you value most in a new hire?
  • What do you like about working for your organization?
  • Prepare for questions…
  •  You could receive an on-the-spot interview
  • Be able to answer common questions about your interests, skills, and experience
Don’t forget…
  • Apply for job openings online prior to the event
  • Collect business cards for thank you notes and follow-up questions
  • Make extra copies of your résumé