Career fairs are great places to meet prospective employers and learn about opportunities in your current field or in an industry you would like to transition to. Phoenix job seekers should be cautious on how they prepare for career fairs and how that quick introduction to the company is perceived.
- Can the recruiter focus on what you are saying? Candidates should take a last look in the mirror before heading to a career fair and see if there is anything that would distract the interviewer from the conversation. This includes jewelry, bright colored ties, shirts, or blouses, or too high heels or non-conservative suit colors.
- What does your tone of voice and handshake say about you? For those candidates that tend to speak softly or too loudly, practicing with a family member or friend in advance can be helpful. The point is to be confident but not to get off on the wrong foot before you can represent the skills you can provide to the organization.
- Is your resume focused on the value you bring to the employer, or a life history? Even tenured workers need to be sensitive to presenting a resume that has too much information. Remember that the resume is a visual to give the recruiter a snapshot on what skills and background you have that can be used by their organization.
Tomorrow there is an opportunity for some Phoenix job seekers to find employers that are currently searching for new talent: