Career fairs are a great way to visit a wide range of companies
in one place. Place yourself ahead of the crowd and optimize your
experience with our invaluable time saving tips. Be sure to view up
and coming job fairs for Georgia and nationwide events for Women
for Hire Expos at the bottom of this page.
Pre-register- some career fairs offer early morning seminars.
This is also a way for employers to pre-screen applicants. Who
knows? If you have a top-notch resume, they may remember you when
Polish up those interviewing skills! Remember BluePrint Resumes
& Consulting offers interview coaching as well.
View a list of attending companies for a particular fair and
research the ones you're interested in! This
will help if you happen to interview.
Dress to impress, but don't overdo it!
Conservative, business attire is best.
Bring at least 20-40 professionally created resumes, this way
you have enough for potential employers and other career experts
such as career coaches or resume evaluators. Also bring a scannable
version for employers to scan into their database when they return
to their office. This is becoming very popular these days.
BluePrint Resumes clients have received numerous Recruiter
compliments on their resumes at several career fairs.
Have an effective presentation with a professional portfolio
which includes your resumes, reference sheets, salary
history/request sheets and samples of your best work depending on
your industry or occupation. For example, graphic designs, a
process flow chart you created or a unique spreadsheet.
Work the room! Introduce yourself and network with other job
candidates as well. Many are still employed and although they may
want to leave a particular company, this same company may be a
great fit for you!
Be sure to get as many business cards and contact information
for the Human Resources Department or Hiring Managers. This is
important because many of these companies send other non-management
employees to these fairs who have no hiring authority and simply
invite you to apply online.
GEORGIA CAREER FAIRS
WOMEN FOR HIRE