5 Reasons career fairs are important for growth

images (3)Great networking opportunities.

Career fairs give you the opportunity to meet recruiters, career advisors and employers. Make sure you’re well-prepared to discuss possible job opportunities orinternships – everyone likes an intelligent, friendly individual who is eager to learn and grow their career. Brush up on your interview skills and have questions ready.

Your options are clear.
If you’re a graduate there may be a number of career advisors and recruiters present that you could discuss your career options with. A career fair is the only place you’ll have various experts and professionals in the same room, at the same time, waiting to meet you and guide you on a way forward – make use of this great opportunity.

Workshops to advance your career.
At career fairs have workshops that focus on helping graduates or young professionals master their CV and cover letter – two of the most important tools needed for your job search. A good CV and cover letter could be the difference between an interview and no interview.

Successful businessmen and women often attend.
This is a great opportunity to listen to advice and tips from successful figures in the industry. The more you know, the better equipped you’ll be to tackle future obstacles.

You can meet your competition.
Unemployed or even employed individuals who attend career fairs are looking for possible job opportunities or guidance into their chosen career. These fairs give you good insight into who your competition is and what you could do to set yourself apart. It’s a good idea to find out what type of qualifications they have, what experience they have and the type of skills they possess. Talk to your competition, that way you’ll know what would make you more valuable to employee.

Source:: career24.com

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