The Job Fair will run from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Make sure to come prepared with your resume and meet employers from all over the B.C. Peace.
Tips to Get the Most Out of Career Fairs
- Bring many copies of your resume to submit to employers.
- Dress appropriately. First impressions are important. While campus attire is acceptable for fairs, you will probably be most comfortable if you at least dress in “business casual.”
- Allow yourself adequate time. Come as early as possible. Typically, fairs are busiest during the lunch hour. Fairs close promptly at publicized ending times to accommodate employers’ travel arrangements.Prioritize the employers you’re most interested in. If your schedule allows, you may find it easiest to start with the employers in which you’re less interested. This will allow you to hone your approach and to be most confident when you approach the employers you’re especially excited about.Introduce yourself and be prepared to give your “career pitch.” Extend your hand, say “hello” and state your name. Have your resume ready to give to the employer. Be ready to talk about your career interests as well as academic and extracurricular experiences to show your skills and strengths.
- Take notes when you inquire about next steps and the possibility of talking with additional managers. The representative at the fair may not be able to answer all of your questions or know specifics about your job interests. Write down the names, telephone numbers, etc. of other staff in the organization whom you can contact later. Note specific employer information sessions, on-campus interviewing and projected hiring dates that will affect you. You will not be able to take advantage of this information if you don’t record it.
- Respect employers’ materials/sample items. Some employers bring large quantities of print materials or “give aways” clearly intended for students to take. Other employers bring a few copies of print materials, sample products, etc. as displays at their tables. Always check with employers before taking materials from their tables and don’t take materials still packed in boxes. Some employers come to multiple days of fairs and plan to have enough materials for all days.