Help yourself prepare for the job fair!
-Lay out your clothing the night before. This way you don’t have to scramble trying to find something in the morning. Check to make sure it's clean and wrinkle-free. Check out some tips on what to wear to the interview or job fair here.
-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! Not sure where to print them? Check out your local library which can offer you copies for 10 cents a page (though the price may vary).
-Eat a good breakfast the morning of.
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.
-Get some sleep.
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.
-Get to the fair early.
Plan how you will get there and how long it will take with Google maps. If you can, arrive a little bit early to calm your nerves and take a lap around the room.
-Practice your pitch a few times that morning.
Whether it’s in the shower or on the ride over, say it a few times so you build up that confidence! What will you say in 20-30 seconds to grab that employer’s attention?
-Know what that company’s mission/culture.
If you haven’t researched it yet, take some time to see what they are all about and jot down some notes! Remember, your pitch should be tailored to what YOU bring to that company based on what they do.
-Nervous and not sure what to say to break the ice?
Practice a few of these conversation starters to get things rolling.
Wishing you the best of luck in finding a new job : )
Please let me know if you have any questions by commenting below!