Wouldn’t you want to know exactly what it takes to find the job you like and actually get hired? One of the best places for job seekers as well as companies or businesses that are looking to hire people are job fairs. However, job fairs could be a total flop if not taken advantage of properly. Job fairs are what you make it, and there are a few key elements that you need to make them work, like a professional headshot, proper research, and an up to date resume.
First, you need to make sure that you are properly registered to attend the event. The worst feeling is to arrive at a job fair and not be let in, not being included in any resource that is provided to registered attendees, and other instances of misfortune brought about by your own obliviousness. When it comes to the multiple job fairs that are happening online, to actually get access to the job fair would most likely require some sort of reservation or registration to take part in the event that could land you your dream job.
Make sure that you have properly researched employers. Take a look at the employers that are offering spots in their business. You can often find them on LinkedIn or glassdoor.com and see if the company is a good fit for you. Look at what previous employees said about the business and analyze whether you are ready to take on the next steps of interviews and the like. Take the time to research your employers, never walk into a job blind. You want to gather all the information you can before you apply, as well as before you even spend time attending an event with potential hirers.
One of the most important things to have going into a job fair is a headshot. You want one to show off who you are, give each business a feel for whether you are a good fit. Though it may take employers a bit longer to read your resume than look at your picture, it holds just as much value. Make sure you get a proper one taken and that it gives the first impression you’d like to share.
Take this simple advice and make the most out of your virtual job fair experience. Look professional with a headshot (preferably taken by a professional), research who you’re looking to get a job with, and make sure you’re registered to get the most out of what you’re putting into the fair. Take advantage of the opportunity and find the job for you!