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4 Easy Tips to Win Companies Over at the Career Fair

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Job fairs are the perfect opportunity for you to widen your network and look for potential companies to work with. It is one of the best ways to meet recruiters and ask them about positions that you might be interested in working in.

Maximise your trip to the career fair by standing out and setting yourself apart as the ideal candidate. Make a good, long-lasting impression with these quick and easy tips.

Research Companies to Appear at the Job Fair

Before attending a job fair, it’s a good idea to look up any companies that might be attending. Job fairs will usually keep people posted with the lineup of companies available. Researching will help you plan out your schedule and maximise your trips.

If you don’t get the chance to meet with all your ideal companies, you at least have a priority list of the ones that you want to hear from the most. It will also give you more time to ask about the positions you want and whether you meet the qualifications.

Don’t Waste Any Time

Job fairs are highly useful but can be over in the blink of an eye. When preparing for your rounds, make sure to maximise your trip so that you get to speak with enough recruiters before the fair ends.

Job fairs are a great place to widen your network and meet people in the industry that you want to work in, as well as other industries. When you make a good impression, you will have a higher chance for recruitment. Recruiters are more likely to call you up with a job offer if you make a lasting impression.

Come Prepared

Before attending a job fair, it’s best to come prepared. You never know when an opportunity will strike, which is why you need the right materials in your arsenal ready for recruitment. Most importantly, of course, you need to have several copies of your resume on hand.

As soon as you meet a recruiter, hand them your resume over immediately. Not only does it show initiative, but it will also reduce the chances of the recruiter moving on to another potential applicant or the subject changing.

Make sure to do enough research to make your resume custom fit for the positions you want to apply for. Highlight the experience, values and qualities that you have on your resume to reflect the company and the position that you want.

Aside from your resume, you should also ensure that you bring business cards if applicable, pen and paper and a folder to secure any documents, fliers and business cards you receive.

Practice Your Pitch

At the end of the day, recruitment is about selling yourself. You are the product. Recruiters want to see what qualities you have that makes you a desirable candidate and potential member of their company.

When you approach a company’s booth or a recruiter, have a practised spiel handy for when recruiters ask you to tell them about yourself. Make sure to always include your full name, current job or college major and what traits make you qualified for the positions.


When you come to a job fair fully prepared to take it on, recruiters will recognise your initiative and you will leave a good impression on them. For those looking to take on a job, this will help you set yourself apart from the labour pool.

Apply for jobs easier with The UK Careers Fair. We are the leading provider of recruitment events in the United Kingdom, connecting you with your future network. Find your dream job at one of our fairs today by following our events page.

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