WHAT IS A JOBS FAIR?
A jobs fair provides opportunities for jobseekers to meet with many employers at one event.
Attendees can chat with recruiters from a variety of companies, learn about their company, their application process, job openings and career opportunities, and may even have the chance for a mini on-the-spot job interview.
Those attending a jobs fair will be free to ask any questions they wish to prospective employers and there will usually be talks held by either companies attending or the organiser of the fair itself on a range of topics such as how to apply and how to acquire certain jobs.
WHAT CAN A JOBS FAIR OFFER JOBSEEKERS?
- Get career advice
- Speak directly with employers
- Ask questions to employers on the day
- Get a good understanding of what local jobs are on offer
- Practice your interview skills
- Gain confidence in speaking/networking with employers
A good reason to attend a jobs fair is for research.
If you are unsure of where you want to work, or what you want to work as in later life, the companies at careers fairs provide lots of information and experience about different sectors.
Simply asking people what it is like in a certain profession or within a certain company will allow you to get a bigger picture of what it is like to work in that area, allowing you to make an informed choice about your career path.
If you already have a good idea of where you want to work, then a jobs fair is still extremely useful for networking with the staff.
When you do apply for a particular company, it can be a great advantage to know someone there who can help guide you through the application process.
Use the link below to access the latest list of Job fairs around Bristol