Hi there! I hear you are planning to attend our upcoming Job Fair. I’d like to give you some tips so your experience may be positive and you can navigate the “big room” like a pro. Who knows? You may even walk out with a job.
First of all; if you want any hope at all of gaining employment do not let any of the following questions or statements pass your lips.
- I hear you are giving away jobs.
- What is your policy regarding ex-offenders?
- Does your company provide addiction support services?
- A woman at the Workforce Center told me if I visited your booth, you would give me a job.
- If I am hired, when would I be able to take my summer vacation?
We got all that out of the way. Now, some things to definitely “be” at the Job Fair.
- Be courteous and patient. You are in a room with several hundred job-seekers just like you who want time with some 50 employers. Since you have done your homework, you already know the employers to focus on. Wait your turn. The line will move faster than you think.
- Be clear. Explain why you are the right fit for their position, but do not monopolize the employer’s time.
- Be grateful. Thank each employer for meeting with you.
- Be sure no one can see your body art (or your knees if you are a male). Remember: This is not a day at the beach! Dress for success!
- Be sure to leave copies of your résumé with each employer. Bringing at least 20 copies with you is certainly not out of the question.
If you need to discuss any of the above items, especially the things not to say, contact any member of the Susquehanna Workforce Network staff.