Job Tips - Topic: Job Fair

Our Spring Career Fair is Virtual in response to COVID-19

Multiple employers are expected at our Spring Career Fair and you don’t want to miss it. Due to the limit on in-person events, we have taken this career fair virtual! Corridor Career Fair Thursday, April 9 at 3:00PM Online Career Fair Virtual Event Need Help with your Prep? Check out the following articles: 5 Career Fair Questions You Should Ask How to Get the Most Out of a Career Fair Career Fairs Are Worth It. Benefits of Attending a Local Job Fair Benefits of Attending a Career Fair (and Tips on How to Stand Out) Resume Best Practices That Will Help You Land the Job Tips for Filling Out Online Job Applications Hope to see you there! Corridor Career Fair Thursday, April 9th at 3:00PM Share the Facebook Event with friends!

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What Should I Wear to a Job Fair?

What should I wear to a job fair or interview?

Wondering what to wear to an upcoming job fair or job interview? Our advice? Keep it simple. 10 Tips on Styling for a Job Fair Here are 10 tips on how to style yourself for a job interview or job fair. Start with the basics: clean and neat socks and undergarments. These really make a difference in looking professional and building confidence. For women, wear a properly sized bra. For males, a nice pair of socks can make you feel like a million bucks. Scour your wardrobe for those basics. A suit may not be necessary, but a blazer paired with a shirt and tie or simple dress will work wonders. Clean and press your clothing the night before. Don’t rush right before an interview. Have them all laid out so you can sleep knowing your clothes...

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5 Career Fair Questions You Should Ask

Cedar Rapids Job Fair October 25th, 2018

Visiting a Career Fair isn’t the same as an interview, but it does give you one on one time with employers and recruiters.  It pays to be ready to answer the typical interview questions and gives you a chance to practice your skills. 5 Questions you should ask: Don’t forget you need to ask Employers questions to. Here’s a few good ones. How would you describe the company culture? What are the biggest challenges of this job? What do you like most about your job? What skills do you look for in a candidate for this position? What’s a typical career path for this position? 5 Questions you should be ready to answer: Here are a few you should know a quick answer to. And they’ll be the first you’ll answer in an interview as well. Tell me...

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How to Get the Most Out of a Job Fair

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Plenty of people think job fairs are a thing of the past in the digital age. Don’t believe them. Job fairs can be a treasure chest of opportunity if you know how to work them. We decided to break it down into 4-areas:  Research, Planning, The Day-Of, and Follow-up. Research Employers One of the best uses of your time before heading to a job fair is to learn about the companies that will be there. Even if you’re sure you don’t want to work for some of them, do your homework anyway. After all, you never know what opportunities might come from any potential employer. Make sure you know what the business does and whether they might have current or future openings that relate to your skillset. Find out if you can pre-register for the job...

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Career Fairs Are Worth It. Benefits of Attending a Local Job Fair

Career Fair Job Seekers shaking hands at a Corridor Career Fair in Cedar Rapids Iowa

We’ve updated our take on career fairs. You know, the thing some hiring pros think are a waste of time? Here at Corridor Careers, our team still feel that job fairs are a valuable way for job seekers and hiring professionals to interact – especially if the job seeker does some prep-work first. Whether you’re actively seeking employment or just starting to think about switching jobs, time spent at a local career fair can be worth it. Check out our upcoming career fair in Cedar Rapids April 18th, 2019. Dress Boring It’s tricky figuring out how to stand out of a crowd of applicants, but the simple approach often works best: don’t try too hard, and keep it professional. If you’re looking to land at a startup, you might dress a bit more...

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Benefits of Attending a Career Fair (and Tips on How to Stand Out)

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Career fairs are still a valuable source for job seekers and employers alike. Whether you’re actively seeking employment or just starting to think about switching jobs, a career fair is a great resource with many benefits. Job Openings The best benefit job seekers can enjoy at a career fair is learning about all the job opportunities in your area. Company representatives in attendance will be able to give insights on all their job openings as well as the business’ hiring process. Tip: Remember to bring plenty of copies of your resume and make sure you can talk articulately about your past experience and merits. Networking Even if your choice employer isn’t attending the fair or has no openings, career fairs are a great opportunity to...

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