Suggestions for being successful at any career fair:
Dress appropriately! This is the first impression you make with an employer so you should dress appropriately. We hear many comments each year that students were not dressed appropriately. You do not need to wear a suit, but nice a nice pants and shirt combination would be fine. What not to wear:
- Tank tops/t-shirts
- Flip flops (probably #1 complaint)
- Low cut tops
- Dirty clothes
Come alone. Do not bring family/children with you. This is a business forum to discuss potential hiring. You should demonstrate that you do not have child/family care issues that might keep you from being reliable.
Bring resumes. Not all companies will accept them at a career fair, but you want to be prepared for those that do. Make sure it looks professional (our office can help!).
Speak and act in a professional manner. You are being evaluated for a potential hire so show that you are the kind of employee a company would like to hire.
Lastly, we get a few complaints each year that "X" company was not there, or there were not enough employers from "X" industry. We send out over 2000 invitations to every industry in the area. We cannot force an employer to attend though. If you do not see a company that is in your industry, rest assured it was not because we did not invite any. Sometimes they are just not hiring at that time or do not have personnel they can send.