Job fairs are generally a gathering of many employers looking to hire new employees. Employers use job fairs to promote their companies, and quickly fill entry level positions. They are a effective means to meet, pre-screen, and interview prospective applicants. Commonly, job fairs are highly publicized with the roster of participating companies advertised. Because they are advertised so well, they tend to attract a large number of job seekers. Felons can find a group of potential employers in one place. Being prepared is the best way for felons to get the most out of a job fair. Here are some tips to give you an edge at the next job fair you attend.
Be professional at all times. You never know who is watching.
Save a lot of time by making a list of employers you are most interested in. You can get a list of participating employers from the job fair advertisement. Choose the companies you are interested in and know something about every one of them.
Approach job fairs like interviews. Dress as you would for an interview. Make sure you look your Absolute best. You will never get a second chance to make a first impression. Have copies of your resume, pens, and personal business cards if you have them.
Speak to as many employers as possible to practice your interview skills. There is nothing like practicing your interviewing skills with a live person.
You may have to wait in line to speak with an employer. Be patient and professional while waiting. Pay close attention to the person ahead of you as he is being interviewed. Listen to the questions being asked.
Always ask for a business card. It will have the interviewer's name and contact information. Having a business card will help you follow-up on your interview later.
Being prepared will help Ex-offenders and felons make the most out of job fairs