Job Fairs

Upcoming Job Fairs

Targeted Job Fairs – Calendar and upcoming IT/Engineering Fair – November 15, 2017

Plano Workforce Center – Calendar of Events

RecruitMilitary Greater Dallas Veterans Job Fair  – November 16, 2017

Choice Career Fairs – Calendar

Job Fair Tips

  • Target the most promising participating employers and do your homework about their companies.
  • Take 25-40 clean, crisp resumes in a nice portfolio or briefcase.
  • Prepare a 2-3 minute spiel about yourself–a short summary of your skills, talents, and experiences.  Practice it.
  • Dress professionally.
  • Be prepared to complete an application on the spot.  This means having all your employment information and dates on hand.
  • Arrive early, get a booth map, if available, plan your route to your targeted employers.
  • After talking with a representative, ask what you need to do to get a second interview with this company.  Ask if follow-up letters/calls are appropriate.  Don’t push, but show your interest by asking.
  • Collect business cards and follow up with a thank you note to each employer representative that you’ve talked to.
  • Track the employers that you’ve submitted your resume to and jot down notes about each, including the rep’s name.

Read the full articles: About.com Quintessenial Careers


Finally, see yourself as employers see you.  Watch this YouTube video about Job Fair Preparation.  It’s aimed at students, but the advice is appropriate for everyone.