Charlotte Mecklenburg Library’s Job Help Center will host a Job Fair on Wednesday, March 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. More than 400 people attended the Library’s previous Job Fair in October and more than 30 employers sought resumes and employees.
Is it your first time attending a job fair? Use these tips to nail it.
Do your research. Review the list of companies that will participate. Visit company websites and research the employers you’re most interested in ahead of time to show your knowledge of the company. The Library provides free access with your Library card to Reference USA, a website that provides business data on 24 million U.S. businesses.
Ask questions. Prepare questions for potential employers that illustrate your knowledge of their organization. Employers aren’t just looking for the most skilled candidate for the job; they’re looking for candidates who are truly interested in their companies. The more you engage them, the better the impression you'll make.
Arrive early. With several hundred people expected, lines for some employers may be long, so arrive early, even before the Job Fair officially opens.
Bring multiple copies of your resume. Don’t forget to bring extra copies of your resume so you have enough to hand out to employers. Would you like someone to review your resume before the job fair? Tutor.com offers a free resume review service with your Library card and pin, you should receive your review within 12 hours.
Introduce yourself and be prepared to give your "career pitch." Extend your hand, say, "Hello, my name is…". Have a resume ready to give to the employer and be prepared to talk about your career interests and strengths.
Companies that are participating (subject to change):
Good luck in your job search endeavors. We hope to see you at the Job Fair on Wednesday!