Attending a careers fair with your CV template is a great way of networking and finding new job opportunities. But in order to maximise your time there you need to promote your CV and your skills and put in effort during the day. Here’s some ideas on how to maximise your time:
- Don’t sit in the corner. You may think that turning up to a career fair, looking at the stands and handing a CV to a few people is your job done. But career fairs are only beneficial if you get involved and network with as many people as possible.
- Have positive body language throughout the day. By smiling and demonstrating you are open to new opportunities you are more likely to get a positive response from employers.
- CV writing is crucial. If you attend a career fair without writing a CV then you can really damage your chances of finding employment. You should take a CV and cover letter and have this ready to hand out to employers.
- Consider taking your career portfolio. This will help to demonstrate your skills and past achievements and can support your CV.
- Carefully think about your dress code for the day. A career fair should be treated like a job interview – you’re going to be meeting lots of different employers and could potentially meet new business contacts so you need to remain professional at all times.