How to Make the Best Out of Job Fairs

by Mickey Mixon


Finding a job is such a daunting task. Here, there, and everywhere, job seekers tend to look for the best job search techniques in order to find the best jobs as quickly and as easily as possible.


However, many of them may neglect job fairs. This is because many job seekers get annoyed with the “cattle call” that is jam-packed, full of activity, with a baffling series of events. Nevertheless, they are still one of the best places to land a job.


According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in the United States, job fairs are the best places to find a job because many companies will be participating in the event. You can see many employers in one place, in a very short time.


Job fairs are not really that bustling. But there are some things that a job seeker must have by the time he or she is at the job fair in order to make the most out of it:


1. Advance research can be very helpful.


Most job seekers aim to find the best employment possible. Hence, it is important to do some advance research before going to a job fair.


Usually, the organizers of this event will post the companies that will participate on the job fair. Obtaining some information about the companies and the position that is open for the job would be an edge over the others.


2. Job seekers should have enough resumes.


It would be better if job seekers have enough resumes, at least 25, before going to the job fair. In this way, the applicant will be able to provide resumes to all of the potential employers in the job fair. The more resumes you deliver the better chances of landing a job.


3. Job seekers should know how important it is to dress for the occasion.


As they say, first impressions last. And, you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Hence, in order to cut above the rest of job seekers, an individual should learn how to impress his or her future employer by dressing for the best. It should project a professional outlook, enthusiasm, and the determination to get the job that he or she really wants. Conservative, professional attire is the best.


4. Job seekers should be prepared for some on-the-spot interviews.


5. An applicant should have a list of the companies where he or she had given his or her resume.


Knowing these things can be very helpful, especially if it is the applicants first time at a job fair.


About the Author – Mickey Mixon

Sugar Land Businessman Mickey Mixon is a Licensed Private Investigator, and a Talented Internet Marketer specializing in New Media and Affiliate Marketing . Mickey’s career includes a 15 year career in Houston Texas area retailing, owning stores in 5 malls until 1998. In 1997 he formed the PI firm American Information Bureau/American Investigation Brokers LLC. In 1996 he published his first book, Job Search Survival ,with an updated edition released on July 4, 2009. He is also Ministry Coordinator for the SCBC Job’s Ministry in Sugar Land TX.  Contact Mickey at