Dress to Impress
You wouldn’t show up to an interview in sweatpants or jeans, would you? A networking event is no different – your attire is the first thing a prospective hiring manager sees, so dress professionally.
Bring plenty of resumes with you and a pen to fill out any available applications. You may be feeling down on your luck from the lack of work, but don’t lose hope – a confident demeanour and a tenacious attitude will make you stand out to exhibitors.
Do Your Research
Have you checked the exhibitor's list, so you know what to expect? You should map out which booths you intend to hit and while you’re at our event. If you’ve done your homework on who’s attending the event, you should have questions prepared to ask the exhibitors.
Bring Your Curiosity
Be open minded to new opportunities. While your heart might be set on finding work in your original field, you’re short changing yourself by being unwilling to explore new training or education options that could open up a new field of opportunity.
Don’t Be Discouraged If You Hear ‘Apply Online’
Make sure you get the name of the exhibitor manning the company’s booth; this is an excellent opportunity to now have a reference name to add on your cover letter when you submit your application. These contacts are powerful when it comes to setting yourself apart from anyone else that applies so make a positive impression that stays with the representative. So network, network, network!
- Career Fair Canada Team