Tips for Success

Remember, on the day of the job fairs, those recruiters are there just for you! Be prepared.

Before the Job Fairs:

  • Attend the Get Hired! Workshop Event August 3rd for tips from industry professionals for a successful job fair
  • Set up your profile and customize it with a professional-looking photo and at least one resume
  • Watch the tutorial videos or attend a live training Q&A
  • Bookmark the login page for easy access to your account
  • Visit employer booths on the preview days to research participating companies and their current job openings
  • Make sure to avoid EXTERNAL DISTRACTIONS & TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES during the virtual job fair
  • Prepare a short personalized introduction to describe your relevant skills and experience and let the employers know why you would be a good fit for their position(s)

Virtual Job Fair Tips:

  • Make a good first impression​ - Be friendly and responsive, participate in conversations within the chat and ask relevant questions
  •  Wear business attire that is professional, clean, wrinkle-free, and well-fitting. Be prepared to accept an invitation to connect on camera. Dressing for the job you’re targeting is essential, even if you’re connecting with hiring managers from across the screen

In-Person Job Fair Tips:
Practice Your Introduction (“Elevator Speech”)

  • Prepare a short personalize 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 through your Virtual Job Fair account
  • Collect business cards for thank you notes and follow-up questions
  • Bring extra copies of your résumé