Off to the fair: How to choose job fairs to attend

Plan out your day. Rather than gallivanting around a room waiting for something to catch your eye, proactively determine where you’d like to focus your efforts, says certified professional coach Lori Scherwin, also founder of Strategize That in New York.

“If available, find out who from each company will be attending and research their role and background to foster even greater conversation,” she adds.

Focus, focus, focus. Instead of trying to speak with the greatest number of people, focus on developing a rapport with a select number of recruiters from companies where you want to work. Scherwin says that’s the best way to make you memorable.

Your goal should be to articulate clearly and concisely who you are, what you are looking for and how you could best contribute to their firm, she adds.

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