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6 Ways to Turn a Job Fair into a Job

6 Ways to Turn a Job Fair into a Job

Steve Berman

June 08, 2011

Tip No. 5: Get the 411

As the cliché goes, knowledge is power. If you leave a job fair with the same amount of knowledge you came in with, the exercise will be a waste of your valuable time. When you get that valuable face-time with a hiring manager, make sure you respect his or her time, but at the same time find out information any job seeker should know by asking questions such as, “When are you looking to bring candidates in for interviews?” and “Can I follow up with you on this position?”

The second question is key. While agencies may use recruiters to weed through job fair applicants, the person you want to reach is the hiring manager.

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