If you haven’t already, be sure to [register HERE] (https://www.jobcase.com/cw-job-fair) and have the chance to meet and interview with over 40 local employers, including some great companies like Amazon!
Now let’s get you ready for the fair with the following tips:
• Lay out your clothing Do this the day before to ensure you won't have to scramble trying to find something the morning of the job fair. Make sure your clothing is clean, wrinkle-free, and professional (NO jeans). Check out some tips on what you can wear [here] (https://www.jobcase.com/conversations/60d77b2f-6640-5331-8816-dca310ec58bf?from=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.jobcase.com%252Fcommunity).
• Grab those resumes Print and pack at least 50 copies and place them in a folder, or notebook and then tuck them away in a bag. Just make sure your resumes are easily accessible when an employer requests a copy, so you don't have to go digging for it! Don’t have a printer? No problem, check out some great advice [HERE] (https://www.jobcase.com/conversations/4d3535bd-34ee-5eb3-9d7e-fc2f066d82a6).
• Eat a good breakfast It’s true what they say, breakfast IS the most important meal of the day. It will fuel your brain/body first thing and last until lunchtime! When in doubt bring a snack if you think you will be hungry like a power bar you can tuck away in your pocket or bag.
• Get to bed Even if you’re a night owl, put on those pj’s and climb into bed early enough the night before so you get a full 8 hours. You will look rested tomorrow and feel much calmer and focused the next day!
• Arrive at the fair early Plan how you will get there (car, bus, train, a ride) and how long it will take with [Google maps] (https://www.google.com/maps). Arrive a little bit early to calm your nerves and take a lap around the room before you begin to speak with employers and make a plan!
• Practice your pitch Whether it’s in the shower or on the ride over, rehearse it a few times out loud so you build up that confidence! What will you say in 20-30 seconds to grab that employer’s attention? Need some help? Check out [THIS post] (https://www.jobcase.com/conversations/d11f70ef-0d6e-5730-8610-36528b33a832).
• Know the company’s mission/culture If you haven’t researched it yet take some time to see what the company is all about and jot down some notes! Visit their website, read reviews, and discover what makes them great. Remember, your pitch should be tailored to what YOU bring to that company based on what they do. Plus, they will be impressed with your knowledge so do that research!
• Break the ice Practice a few of these [conversation starters] (https://www.jobcase.com/conversations/6d46f61d-c53b-5ec5-9d7c-69cc61713f6a) to get things rolling when you approach an employer. No one likes those awkward silences.
Wishing you the best of luck in finding a new job at the fair : )