Thursday, March 12, 2009

Career and Job Fair Do's and Don'ts

When attending job fairs & career expos, its important to have a have a strategy to maximize the experience, whether its in attending their free seminars or just simply deciding what kind of companies interest you and what don’t. Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D. offers career expo do’s and don’ts

• Do have a specific strategy for maximizing your time at the event. And don't bother spending time with recruiters from companies that do not interest you.
• Do pre-register for the event, and do attempt to get the list of attending companies before the career fair.
• Don't eliminate companies because they are recruiting for positions outside your field; take the time to network with the recruiter and get the name of a hiring manager for your particular career field.
• Do attempt to research basic information about each company you hope to interview with at the job fair. A common career fair question from recruiters is, “Why do you want to work for our company?”

You can apply all these and learn more at the JobsDB Singapore Career Expo 2009 20-22 March at the Suntec Convention Center Halls 602 & 603