CATEGORY: JOB SEEKER
Tips for a Successful Job Fair
Get ready for the September 29th Job Fair at Ripken Stadium!
TIP #1: Dress professionally! Consider this your first opportunity to make a good impression.
TIP #2: Walk up to the employers table or booth. Make eye contact with the recruiter, smile and say hello. Offer your handshake and introduce yourself.
TIP #3: Deliver your 15-second “sales pitch”.
- Mention your occupation or the job you want
- Give your experience, skills, and accomplishments
- Explain what make you different; in a positive way
TIP #4: Research the company in advance. Susquehanna Workforce Centers have list of the businesses and jobs that they have open. Ask about career opportunities for your occupation at that company.
TIP #5: Answer the recruiter’s questions and ask a few follow-ups of your own.
- Know some appropriate questions to ask.
TIP #6: Tell the recruiter that you would like to apply for a position, if not done in advance.
TIP #7: Offer the recruiter a copy of your resume and ask if they when they will be hiring. Susquehanna Workforce Center Employment Specialists can assist with resume review.
TIP #8: Ask how you can schedule a job interview.
TIP #9: Thank the recruiter, smile and offer your handshake.
TIP #10: Follow-up. Could be an email, personal note, call.