Great news, job seekers! There is a career fair coming to Anaheim!
Job fairs are not only great ways to network; you also learn more about the job market and have opportunities to practice your interview skills.
Employers at job fairs will always expect you to bring your resume, and behave and dress professionally. What they don’t tell you are the little things that can mean the difference between getting the job you want, or spending the day learning valuable lessons, with little or no job offers.
Here is a list of three key points to remember before you head to any job fair:
- Spell check When proofreading your resume and cover letter, don’t reply on spell check alone. Spell check is an excellent tool, but will not catch words that are actually spelled correctly but don’t belong in a sentence. Always have at least one person review your resume in addition to doing so yourself. It could mean the difference between “Assistant Manger with a desired salary of $45,000 anally.” – and an Assistant Manager who is looking for $45,000 annually.
- Positivity goes a long way When being interviewed by prospective employees, using positive words such as “worked” instead of “dealt” really show what a positive attitude you have and that you are a great employee to work with. For example, saying “I worked with many people in various departments” sounds more positive than “I dealt with many people in various departments.” Phrases like “I had the opportunity to”, rather than “I got to” or “I had to” will get you a lot farther in the interview process.
- Straighten up There is nothing more unappealing than seeing a job candidate disheveled. Make sure your suit jacket is pressed, your heels are un-scuffed and your hair is neatly combed. Take your time when getting ready for the job fair. You are selling yourself as an employee and want to show them you respect yourself – and the employers – enough to look your best. This does not mean dousing yourself in perfume or cologne and wearing your favorite low cut dress. Be clean, dress well, but keep things professional.
Orange County Career Fair
Monday, December 13, 2010
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sheraton Park Hotel
1855 South Harbor Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92802
FREE Admission. Attendees are asked to dress professionally and bring their resumes. For more information, please visit http://oc.localhires.com/.