What are the benefits of attending a job fair? At a job fair you have the opportunity to be exposed to, and to network with multiple organizations, in different fields that are recruiting for open positions.
Potential employers are looking for the right candidate who fits the job requirement. When people apply for the position that makes them happy, they fully believe in the company philosophy and mission statement, you will become an important member of a productive team.
How to Prepare Yourself for the Job
The most important things when it comes to attending career fairs are preparation. Employees will see hundreds of applicants during the day, and if you are not prepared, you will be discounted quickly. Research the company before you attend the job fair, search their mission statement, and expect to answer questions about the position and what the company can offer you.
Wear professional attire to a Career Fair. Present your best professional image. Check your hair and nails make sure you are well-groomed and eager to get the job.
During the Job Fair:
Speak clearly, make eye contact, and listen to the recruiter attentively. Shake his or her hands firmly, be confident, and ask questions about the company, take a few minutes to jot down notes about the recruiters and companies you spoke with.
Send Thank You Letter after the Job Fair
Always follow up with recruiters, send a thank you letter to every recruiter that you spoke to at the job fair. Include your contact information and your interest in the company. Ask about the next step in the selection process.
The Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning are connecting with employers to help the unemployment rate go down. Visit the Maryland Workforce Exchange website at (https://mwejobs.maryland.gov/) to locate the Maryland One Stop Career Center near you for upcoming job fairs.
Upcoming Job Fairs
On Thursday May 29, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. there will be a job fair held at this location:
M & T Bank Stadium
1101 Russell Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21230.
This job fair is open to recruit military vets and spouses. Register on website at (https://events-recruitmilitary.com/events/baltimore-veteran-jobs-fair-may-29-2014)
On Monday July 14, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the
Sheraton Baltimore City Center Hotel
101 West Fayette Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Coast to Coast Career Fairs (http://www.coasttocoastcareerfairs.com/careerfairs/details/MD/Baltimore/July/14/2014/)
United Health Group
Tuesday May 27, 2014
Virtual Job Fair
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.