Holiday Inn Midtown
440 W 57
New York, NY
10AM to 2PM
Job Fairs in NYC on April 24, 2014, July 24, 2014 and
October 22, 2014
When you go to a job fair in NYC,
dress for an interview. You must be dressed appropriately to attend the job fair
JOB SEEKERS. How you should
dress for a NYC job fair.
Skirt (knee length) or slacks
Dress shoes Ladies
Nice collared shirt
Button down shirt
Button down shirt
Tips for being successful at
NYC job fairs…
1. Interview with everyone you
can, even if they work for some tiny paper you never heard of in a city with a
name ending in -ville that you think is at the edge of the Earth. Pass up a
table with an unoccupied recruiter, and you could be passing up a good mentor,
the piece of advice you need to get started or a great first job.
2. Bring handy wipes can keep
your hands clean.
3. Prepare for your interviews.
Even if it means cruising by the recruiter's/companies table and scamming a
piece of their literature. Be sure to read the literature before you approach
the company. Try not to approach any company without having some plan of what
you are going to say at the NYC job fair.
4. Sell yourself in the
interviews. In addition to fielding questions, be prepared to make a couple of
pitches for yourself. What should they hire you? Give them reasons that can be
supported by examples. Put it across.
5. Have a good question for every
interview. It can be the same question all day long, just make sure you ask a
question. It could be something specific about their company or the position.
Try to get the recruiter to talk.
6. Stay fresh. Job fairs in NYC
can be grueling with one interview after another. They can be especially
grueling on people who stayed out late the night before. Even for the rested,
the room can get stale and the interviews monotonous. If you start to flag, get
some caffeine, even a drink of water or take a walk around the block to revive
your spirits and go back to the NYC job fair.
7. Leave every recruiter at the
job fair in NYC with something to remember you. An impression, a personalized
letter, a strong résumé and a promise to follow up all help you stick in their
8. Take something away from every
interview. Ask questions that give you information or advice that each recruiter
has about the position and what they are looking for in a candidate. Dig until
you find it. Be active, positive and smile.
9. Write thank-you notes for
follow up. Most people at the job fair will not do this. Cite something specific
from your interview: I'm taking your advice about my____." This will help the
recruiter remember you -- and show that you can take constructive criticism.
10. Definitely follow up. After
the job fairs in NYC, look at the companies website, read the about us, apply
for an opening or find out more about it. Make a follow up phone call. Send a
follow up resume via email with a short note reminding them you met at the job
fair. People who are successful at using the job fairs in NYC do half their work
after it's over. Treat the job fair interview as a first contact, not the
10 DO-NOT's at the Career Fair
1. Clicking your teeth with your
tongue stud will set you back with some recruiters.
2. If you know you are going to
run out of copies of your résumé, save one copy and go to the hotel business
center a make some extra companies. Do not waste your time by approaching the
recruiters without a resume in hand, you will look unprepared and have a slim
chance of finding a position.
3. Do not pass your résumé under
the partition to the recruiter in the next stall.
4. Do not ask questions like: How
many vacation days do I get? How many sick days do I get?
5. Do not let mild adversity get
in your way. If you are in your room, your hair dryer sets your clips on fire
and you fall off the balcony and into the hotel pool to escape the flames, go to
the job fair, anyway. Editors like tenacity.
6. Yawning, belching and wax
removal are better left for between-interview times.
7. If your clips are full of
typos, do not present them by pointing out the typos for the editor and
explaining whose fault they are. Just smile and hope that the editor doesn't
8. Have an opening statement,
don’t walk up to a recruiter and ask questions you know the answer to. For
example, don’t ask are you hiring?
9. Do not leave gum, banana
peels, coffee cups ect. on the recruiter's table. It is untidy.
10. Wear baseball type hats, have
music playing on your ipod, don't have any bring any type of drink to the
Do not Miss the NYC Job Fair on April 24,
Attending a job fairs in NYC is a
proactive way of getting to know companies or industries you're interested in.
It's also a great way to make contacts.
You can improve your chances by
Additional Tips to Improve Your
Chances at a NYC job fair.
Once inside, get a list of
companies participating in the NYC job fair and choose which companies interest
you. Spend your energies on them rather than wandering from booth to booth.
Check out job openings for each
company of interest, typically found on a exhibit directory, which is handed out
when you enter the job fair. Or use a computer, if provided, to look up
Get a floor plan of the NYC
Career fair, usually at the entrance or information table. Plan a route to move
around the floor quickly, visiting your companies of interest.
Stay upbeat and energized. Try to
make an impression through your enthusiasm about the work. Also try to engage
the company representative in conversation about the company, and listen to what
the rep has to say.
Try to talk to the hiring manager
or senior member of the team, if possible. Recruiters can be helpful regarding
the company and what they are seeking, and human resources personnel can give
you information on the hiring process and the company, but the hiring manager is
the one with the clout.
Let the person you talk to know
what you have to bring to the company. Be prepared with a short statement about
yourself and your background -- less than two minutes. Try to hook the
interviewer''''s interest with something unique about you.
Try to get a name or business
card from anyone you talk to so you can use the name as a reference when you
Follow up by sending a letter and
another copy of your resume to human resources and the hiring manager. Mention
that you talked with them, or a company representative, at the job fair in NYC.
Tell them how excited you are about the position. Let them know you are the
solution to their problem -- you can make a difference and add value.
Follow up in a week or so with a
phone call, inquiring about the position and the hiring status.
Use the NYC job fair as one of
many sources in planning your job search. Do further research on participating
companies by visiting their web sites and checking for additional openings and
Meet your next employer at one of
the job fairs in NYC, we have several companies for you to meet with. Bring
several copies of your resume. You will want to hand your resume directly to
each employer at the job fair. NYC Career Fairs run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Employers, please contact
JobExpo.Com (516) 942-7574 x133
Thursday, April 24,
Holiday Inn Midtown
440 W 57
New York, NY
10AM to 2PM
Job Fairs in NYC on April 24, 2014, July 24, 2014 and October 22,