Careers fairs, at university or otherwise, are an important resource for job seekers. They offer an excellent opportunity to introduce yourself to potential employers and market yourself in your chosen industry. Even if you don’t get graduate jobs offers as a direct result of the fair, they can be valuable in expanding your network, learning about the industry, gathering company information, honing interview skills, building up your confidence meeting potential employers…the list goes on.
To make the most of careers fairs and the connections you make you need to ensure your first impression makes a memorable impact. It is important to remember that anyone you meet at the fair could be prospective employer, so you want to stand out in a positive way.