TOP TIPS FOR ATTENDING CAREER AND JOB FAIR

Welcome to FUE Annual Employment Fair Please take few minutes to go through the mentioned tips, as you will have the opportunity to meet with employers whom you might not be able to access any other way 

Tips to get a Super Job

  • Dress formal as the first impact is going to last and will assert decision. 
  • Have a pen/pencil and paper available for notes. 
  • Bring your CV and a folder to hold your materials. 
  • Information about the participating companies and organizations prior to approaching the employer. You can impress an employer by knowing about his/her company and can discuss its current situation. 
  • Focus on three companies that you are truly interested in. 
  • Be aware of time demands on employers; do not monopolize an employer's time; ask specific questions and offer to follow up after the fair, as appropriate.
     
  • Be direct, state the type of position in which you are interested. If you are gathering information, let employers know that you are only interested in material and information.
     
  • Remember to use good eye contact and a firm handshake. 
  • Ask the employer for the next steps in the recruitment process and try to obtain his/her business card for follow up. 
  • Remain calm; there are many applicants approaching employers.  
  • Wait for your turn and chance as others are waiting for you.  
  • Have names and phone numbers of at least three professional references with you. 
  • Visit your targeted employers first with CV in hand and spend some Quality Time" with each; remember that they have many more job seekers waiting. 
  • Say thank you, take the time to send a thank you note or e-mail to the company representatives you met at the employment fair. It's a good way to show your interest in the company and to remind company representatives that you are a strong candidate.
     

Tips for Super CV

  • Avoid using different types of colors and font sizes as this can be irritating for the people recruiting you. The font size should be formal and simple according to market standards.
     
  • Use bullets in their right places as this will make the employer's work easily and will help you highlight the main points.
     
  • CV pages should not exceed 2 full pages. Length is not essential if it does not add useful information.
     
  • Do Not use exaggerations and don't sound arrogant and challenge the company or the interviewers.
     
  • When you list your skills don't be general, be specific. Anybody can say they are good at something, but saying that you are experienced or having an extensive knowledge conveys that you have done what you are saying and that it is actually a skill not just CV filling.
     
  • Know the job requirements of the job for which you are applying.  
  • Make sure that when you list your responsibilities you include tasks and skills that are relevant to what the requirements of your desired job are.
     
  • Break up large blocks of text, add specific headings for large contents in order to avoid conflict. 
  • Check your punctuation and grammar. 
  • Consider your e-mail address before writing it down, make sure it's a professional one not a usual mail used for casual conversation.
     
  • Last step, is to have someone you trust go over your CV with fresh eyes looking for incorrect grammar, mistyping , formatting, inaccuracies, misplaced information.