4 Ways you can impress at a careers fair
A careers fair allows people who are seeking teaching, teaching assistant and nursery practitioner positions the opportunity to ask questions in-person about job opportunities. Knowing how to introduce yourself at a careers fair is key to having successful interactions with recruiters. In this article, we will discuss why this is important, plus how to introduce yourself in a professional manner.
By conducting yourself in a professional way it increases your chances of finding a suitable role as we follow up the discussions by arranging a registration which starts the process of being employed through us.
Here are some best practices to help you stand out when attending a careers fair.
Dress appropriately Some companies have a casual dress code and others are professional so it good to look presentable which can appeal to both. For example, a business casual style is a safe option.
Research the event before you attend Careers fair organisers promote the registered businesses by writing summaries about them through the career’s fair website, social media, and email announcements so it is helpful for you to take time to see which businesses are attending. It allows you to see company values and what is important to them so you can weave these into your conversations. This shows you have thought about the positions that are available. With supply teaching, you could ask the following questions:
How much work is available?
What locations do you cover?
Does supply lead to long term or permanent work?
Prepare in advance
Think about what you can do to prepare for the discussion you have. Bring copies of your CV to leave with recruiters, take a notepad to write down useful information, and create business cards that highlight your Linkedin profile or online portfolio that has more information about you.
Introduce yourself Be confident as you approach and smile making eye contact. Make a friendly greeting, say your name and why you are at the careers fair as it gives you a positive first impression. Think about how you can develop a conversation, so it provides more information about you and allows your personality to come through. For example, you could start by saying something like: “As I was looking at your website, I noticed there is a growing demand for teachers, what is this like for my specialist teaching area.”
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