Thursday, November 1, 2012

Career Expo: How to Prepare!

Happy Belated Halloween!

Just because the Halloween festivities are coming to a close doesn't mean you still should not be preparing. Preparing that is, for THE CAREER EXPO!

For those of you who have never experienced it, The Career Expo is a huge recruitment event which takes place in the Ian Beddis Gym which showcases over 100 various employers from various employment sectors. This year the event will be taking place Tuesday November 6, 2012 from 11am - 4pm.

What does that mean for you then?

By participating in the Career Expo you will not only have the chance to effectively network yourself to potential employers, but you will also be able to  interact one on one with employers, gaining inside access to what it is they look for in an employee and how it is they go about finding the right one.

So, how should you prepare?

1. Use the events new mobile app to research which employers or agencies will be at the event which are of interest to you.

2. Do some research on some of the employers you are most interested in so that you can develop a list of specific questions you could ask them which are specific and based on their programs and services.

3.Dress in business casual attire. You want to make sure that you make an appropriate and professional first impression.

4. Bring extra copies of your resume and specialy tailored cover letter. Remember though to check what positions the employers are hiring for if they are indeed hiring. If so, see if their applications are preferred in person or online.

5. Show up! Preparing and getting there is the hardest part. Once you are there remember to saty positive and engaging.

I hope that with the help of the app and some of the tips I have provided here that you will be successful in preparing for the event and that itproves to be helpful and beneficial in your job search.

Finally,if you haven't already, REGISTER FOR THE APP and find out more about the event and what you can do to prepare yourself.

I hope to see you all there,

Senior CA

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