Here are three simple job hunting tips for you to begin your week! As we get into the job fair season, please enjoy these career fair-specific pointers.
- Know who the employers are at the job fair. Do your research as to which companies will have booths. Then make a strategic plan to visit the specific employers you particularly want to see - visit them at the beginning of the day, before everybody's too tired to care.
- Have your cover letters ready. Cover letters? At a job fair? Yes, but not for every employer. Have letters ready for your targeted employers. It demonstrates that have you put some extra effort into your application with them.
- Be concise, be brief. Recruiters at a job fair will meet with a seemingly-endless line of applicants. Respect their time - when it's your turn, give them your elevator pitch, hand them your resume, and smile. They'll take it from there. You'll have probably between five and seven minutes, then it's time to move along.
Scott Singer is the President and Founder of Insider Career Strategies Resume Writing & Career Coaching, a firm dedicated to guiding job seekers and companies through the job search and hiring process. He is a Human Resources professional and staffing expert with almost two decades of in-house corporate HR and staffing firm experience, and is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) and Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC).
Insider Career Strategies provides resume writing, LinkedIn profile development, and career coaching services, including a free resume review. You can email Scott Singer at firstname.lastname@example.org, or via the website, www.insidercs.com.