JOB FAIR 101: Create an Action Plan Before Attending
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TORONTO - The upcoming National Job Fair & Training Expo - September 27 and 28 - is a jackpot of potential employment opportunities—but it takes planning, patience and perseverance to make one work for you.
The fair’s significant size and popularity — over 140 exhibitors showcasing to approximately 10,000 visitors — means those who attend need to organize in advance a strategy for success.
“A lot of people come out, and you don’t have a lot of time to talk to recruiters, so you need to make the best use of your time, because you never get a second chance to make a first impression,” says Daniel Levesque, president and show manager.
Before even attending the fair, create an action plan for which zones you’d like to visit, and the specific organizations with which you’d like to score an interview. On the fair’s website, www.thenationaljobfair.com, you may review the exhibitor list, as well as a floor plan of the event to learn where exhibitors will be located.