Job Fairs are just one of the resources available to help you take your next step down the road to a successful future. Why are they important? What should you do to prepare for success? Why should you participate? Find the answers to these questions and more, below.

  • Talk face to face with HR professionals who are difficult to reach

  • Save time in getting your résumé to the right person

  • Meet with other job seekers and network in your profession

  • Focus your energy on companies that are actively seeking new employees

  • Make a good impression in a way that a résumé cannot – with a smile and a handshake

Attend a Job Fair

Are you ready to attend a job fair? Check back in the future for a list of upcoming job fairs in your area!

What You Should Know

  1. To be seen – visibility – PR – Marketing vehicle
  2. To attract good applicants / Hiring for openings
  3. To educate the public on its mission and purpose
  4. Building up applicant pool for future openings
  1. To be hired with a good company in a good job
  2. To help determine career direction
  3. To learn more about the companies hiring
  4. To market and network – what are you marketing – Yourself!
  1. Research the employers that plan to attend. Information can be found on the company’s website, on social media, at your local library, or in business papers. For job fairs hosted by MassHire Metro North, check our website during the week of the job fair for a detailed list of employers and their job openings.
  2. Prepare questions for the employers – shows interest and knowledge about the company.
  3. Prepare a résumé that presents your background clearly and concisely. Estimate the number of employers that you plan to visit and bring twice that many résumés.
  4. Prepare and practice a 60-second commercial that introduces yourself, your background and why you are interested in working with the company.
  1. Dress and act professionally. You may be meeting your new boss for the first time and you do not want your first impression to be anything less than professional. Your purpose is to make a good impression and create an opening for further contact.
  2. Talk to someone at each booth that interests you. Use your preparation knowledge during this approach – use your 60-second commercial and ask questions you have prepared that demonstrate knowledge of your field.
  3. Do not be shy – if the rep does not handle the job opening directly, ask for referral.
  4. Take business card/company materials and ask them what their next step is – May you follow up and when should you follow up?
  5. THANK them for their time.
  6. Take reminder notes of your conversation.
  1. Send thank you notes.
  2. Send résumés and cover letters to companies you did not speak with.
  3. Call to follow up with the companies you met with – refer to notes!
  1. Bring plenty of résumés.
  2. Dress and act as if you were going to an interview.
  3. You will probably not be interviewed at the job fair.
  4. You will not be offered a job at the fair.
  5. You will make valuable contacts.
  6. Have fun!

Didn’t Find Your Answer?

Please don’t hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to help you find the answers to your questions!