Tips for Getting the Most Out of a Job Fair

Courtesy of Back of the Yards Council

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Local NewsPlanning to attend this week’s job fair? Here are five useful tips that will help you land employment in this very competitive job market.

    1. Bring a résumé! Employers are not just going to take your word for it when you tell them about your skills and experience. Bring a detailed resume with references.
    2. Dress appropriately and look presentable. First impressions do matter to potential employers, so dress to impress!
    3. Polish your social media profile. Many employers use social media sites like facebook, twitter, etc. to conduct unofficial background checks.
    4. Follow-up. Do not just fill out an application and hope for a miracle. Every week or so, call the employer to check in on the status of your application.
    5. Be patient, stay positive. While the hiring process may take some time, don’t lose your cool and keep a positive attitude as you wait for an answer.

Back of the Yards Council will host the job fair this Thursday, Aug. 2nd from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Chicago Indoor Sports, 3900 S. Ashland.

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