With the advent of online jobs and online applications, one might wonder why there are still job fairs in malls, schools, and communities. And why do the still matter?
Here are our top five reasons why fresh graduates and unemployed people (or anyone!) still should attend job fairs:
TIP: During job fairs, on-the-spot interviews might be done, so make sure you brought a neatly printed resume and business card, even if you are still unemployed or switching jobs. And always dress to impress.
TIP: Make sure you take note of the skill sets needed by companies, and look for relevant workshops and trainings so you could improve on these skill sets.
3.Connecting with possible companies. Being out there means letting these companies know that there is someone like you who has a specific skill. The more companies you connect with, the higher the chance of you letting them know that you are looking for a position that will fit you.
TIP:Never get tired of talking! Remember, looking for a job is the same as selling yourself. You also develop social skills through public gatherings like job fairs.
TIP: Try to ask the companies if they might be opening for other positions in the next months and keep track of them.
So really, is it still worth all our time and effort? Yes, if the job seeker knows how to manage his time and effort while in the job fair. Preparation and strategy are the key elements in achieving that dream job.