Due to the latest restrictions from the Government large-scale indoor events have been delayed. The latest provisional dates for job fairs begin in November at Sheffield and Nottingham and are subject to change depending on further government advice.
Stay up-to-date with when and where events are happening on Job Fairs or at @thejobfairs.
Whether face-to-face or online, a Job Fair is a great way to speak with potential employers, giving you an opportunity to become more than just a few words written on a CV. Be ready to expand on your experience and display your personality all which can help increase your chances of getting an interview.
With the range of exhibitors, you have the chance to collect information about jobs; register with employers, ask those burning questions or apply for jobs. Some employers will even hold mini interviews at the fair. Be prepared to answer questions about your experiences and why you’re interested in working with them.
Top Tips for attending job fairs
- Dress to impress – making a positive first impression is essential. Think about how you are dressed; it’s important to show you are serious about looking for work.
- Come prepared – having your up-to-date CV to hand over after a chat with an employer will show you are organised. Look on our online courses page to find someone who can help you write one.
- Bring your mobile phone – Keep it on silent but it’s a handy tool to take photos of jobs on the job boards; contact numbers and to check out websites of employers at the fair.
- Check out all the exhibitors – you may find another role that you hadn’t considered before. As well as jobs there are training opportunities; apprenticeships and voluntary roles for that all important experience.
Get more tips at Jobs Fair for Job Seekers.
An online job fair offers many of the same conveniences of regular career fair. It uses a virtual platform which allows you the opportunity to discuss with employers about the job they’re offering. A virtual Jobs fair include many services such as video, live chats, downloadable material to make it the more helpful both for you.
My World of Work has a tutorial to help you get the best from attending job fairs, including tips about preparing who you want to see before you go.
Events in Lincolnshire
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