2023 Military Job Fairs
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2023 Ex Military Job Fairs
2023 Military Job Fairs are a great way for you to explore potential employment opportunities and learn more about companies who are actively hiring in your neighborhood. Many people see it as something as serious as a first interview, while others view it as an opportunity to gather information about potential employers.
Tips for Attending Military Job Fairs
When you're job searching, take some time to attend job fairs. You'll have the opportunity to meet with employers that you might not be able to access any other way. Plus, job fairs and career expos often offer networking programs, resume reviews, and workshops for job seekers.
What can you do to compete with the crowds attending job fairs? These tips will help you get ready to attend and maximize your opportunities while you're there.
Dress for Success. Attend the job fair dressed for success in professional interview attire, and carry a portfolio. However, do wear comfortable shoes, because you will be standing in line.
Practice a Pitch. Practice a quick pitch summarizing your skills and experience so you're ready to promote your candidacy to prospective employers.
Bring Supplies. Bring extra copies of your resume. Please avoid these points on your resume to impress recruiters
1. Employment gaps
2. Short-term jobs
3. Unexplained career changes
4. Drops in altitude (from a higher-level job to a lower-level job)
5. Resume doesn’t highlight your strengths
Pens, a notepad, and business cards with your name, your email address, and cell phone number.
Check Out Companies. Many job fairs and career expos have information on participating companies on the job fair web site. Be prepared to talk to hiring managers by checking out the company's web site, mission, open positions, and general information before you go.
Arrive Early. Keep in mind that lines can be long, so arrive early - before the fair officially opens
Attend a Workshop. If the job fair has workshops or seminars, attend them. In addition to getting job search advice, you'll have more opportunities to network.
Network. While you are waiting in line, talk to others. You never know who might be able to help with your job search
Show Initiative. Shake hands and introduce yourself to recruiters when you reach the table. Demonstrate your interest in the company and their job opportunities.
Be Enthusiastic. Employer surveys identify one of the most important personal attributes candidates can bring to a new position as enthusiasm. This means that employers want to see you smile
Ask Questions. Have some questions ready for the company representatives. The more you engage them, the better impression you'll make.
Collect Business Cards. Collect business cards, so you have the contact information for the people you have spoken with
Take Notes. It's hard to keep track when you're meeting with multiple employers in a busy environment. Jot down notes on the back of the business cards you have collected or on your notepad, so you have a reminder of who you spoke to about what.
Say Thank You. Take the time to send a brief follow up thank you note or email to the company representatives you met at the job fair. It's a good way to reiterate your interest in the company and to remind company representatives that you're a strong candidate.
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