Job Fair Hacks: 5 Sneaky Tips to Boost Your Chances (That Nobody Talks About!)

Jan 31, 2024
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We all know job fairs can be a bit overwhelming, but we’ve got your back with some not-so-common tips to help you shine. We have five hacks that can make a real difference at a job fair. 

Body Language Matters
Sure, everyone’s talking about resumes and pitches, but don’t forget about body language. Keep it cool, make eye contact, and throw in a good handshake. Believe it or not, how you carry yourself speaks volumes and can make you stick in recruiters’ minds.

Example: A handshake, some eye contact and a smile might sound simple, but they’re like secret weapons. They show you’re confident and can handle yourself in a social setting.

Social Media Mojo
After the event, follow the companies you applied to on LinkedIn or Twitter, engage with their posts, and show them you’re still interested. It’s like a digital highlighter that keeps you on their radar.

Example: Following and commenting a company’s social media posts shows you’re serious about their stuff. It’s like an extra way to say, ‘Hey, I’m still here and keen!’

Chat with a Purpose
Small talk is great, but how about making it count? Ask questions that show you’ve done your homework and really are passionate about working for this company.

Example: “Don’t just stick to the usual talking about yourself. Ask questions that show you’ve done some digging. It’s a slick way to be the one they remember.”

Old School Thank Yous
Emails are cool, but how about a good old-fashioned thank-you note? A hand-written one. Almost no one does it, so it’s a sly way to show you really appreciate the connection and stand out from the crowd.

Example: Write up a bunch of Thank you cards with your contact information and give them to any employers at the job fair you have a conversation with or onsite interview.

Ready to rock your next job fair with some not so common strategies? These tips are your secret weapons for standing out in the job-seeking crowd. So, go out there, be yourself, and show them what you’ve got. You’ve got this!

Leap into Hospitality Job Fair

Test out these tips at the HWTC Leap into Hospitality Job Fair on Feb 29th 2029

We will be hosting many of the top employers in Toronto and have a wide variety of jobs available. Learn more and register here.

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