For Philadelphia job seekers, the Workplace is the Free Library destination of choice, providing a complete and up-to-date roster of job-search information. Once you feel ready to put your job search skills into practice, follow the link to check out upcoming opportunities in the Philadelphia job fair scene: http://libwww.freelibrary.org/jobseekers/jobfairs_fall2010.pdf
What do I do at a job fair?
If you’re a job seeker with plans to attend a job fair in the near future, your chances for success will improve if you put these suggestions on your “to do” list.
Dress for the occasion
First impressions are lasting. The people staffing the booths are likely to be wearing suits or “office casual” clothing like chinos and a button-down shirt. Your goal is to look like you belong there, too. That means no baggy pants, ripped jeans, flip-flops, or skimpy tops.
Have a resume
It may not get you hired on the spot, but it will be looked at later. Make sure your resume is clean and unwrinkled.
Be prepared for questions
When asked what kind of job you’re looking for, have in mind some kind of work and know whether the employer you are talking with has that kind of job as a possibility.
Offer a firm handshake
Smile and make eye contact.
Be ready with a sentence or two about any job experience
If you haven’t worked before, be ready to speak about your educations, skills, or interests.
Do your research
Get the names of the companies who will be at the job fair. Find out who they are and what kind of work they do.