5 Free Job Fairs You Should Attend this Month

 

A job fair, or career fair, is a great place to meet many different potential employers at once. While the job search process can be overwhelming and time-consuming, job fairs provide an easy way for job seekers to network with people in your industry and be aware of job opportunities.

Why is Job Fair so important?

 

Job Fairs can be an important way to build your career and advance toward your goals.  You will have access to meet multiple organization who are looking to hire candidates at a single place. 

These events can help you accomplish the following:

  • Network with several employers

Job fairs provide a unique opportunity to meet with hiring managers and recruiters, this can help to establish a personal connection and make a great first impression.

  • Gain contact information and interviews

Job fairs often bring together companies and recruiters looking to fill various positions. By actively engaging with recruiters and company representatives at a job fair, attendees can not only learn more about job opportunities within their field but also leave a lasting impression that may lead to collecting business cards and contact information from recruiters.

  • Access to resources

Many job fairs also offer resources such as resume reviews, career advice, and job search tips. Job seekers can take advantage of these resources to improve their chances of finding a job.

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It is recommended for you to attend at least one of the upcoming job fairs scheduled for this month.

Interswitch Career Fair 3.0

The Interswitch career fair creates a platform for talent interaction and contributes to our efforts towards improving our employer branding by further positioning Interswitch as an employer of choice.

  • Location: Landmark Event Center in Victoria Island, Lagos,
  • Date: Saturday, May 25, 2024
  • Application Link here 

Jobberman Lagos Career Fair

Jobberman career fair brings together the best and brightest professionals with leading organisations, creating an unparalleled opportunity for mutual growth and success. Whether you’re a seasoned professional looking to take the next step in your career or an employer seeking exceptional talent to drive your business forward, this is the place to be.

  • Location: The Podium, 124 T.F. Kuboye Road, Lekki
  • Date: Saturday, May 25, 2024
  • Application Link here 

Covenant Capital Career Fair

Covenant Capital arranged this event for candidates across all cadres of career advancement to explore potential career opportunities and meet with prospective employers & recruitment agencies

  • Location: Lagos
  • Date: Saturday, May 25, 2024
  • Application Link here 

Tech HR Mixer

​​The Tech HR Mixer is a great opportunity to connect with HR many more HR/People & Culture professionals in the tech space: to celebrate our small and big wins, to celebrate your growth as professionals, how the HR roles have changed, how HR has adapted, and how we can continue to drive growth and in innovation within our organizations.

  • Location: Lagos
  • Date: Saturday, May 25, 2024
  • Application Link here

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Search Africon 2024

Search Africon is a gathering of African business owners and Entities, digital marketers, web developers, website strategist, social media managers and anyone interested in gaining insights on strategies to improve their digital presence using SEO, PPC, Social media marketing, User experience and more. If you’d like to contribute to making web space more friendly, we’ll want to see you present.

  • Location: Water Cooperation Road, Victoria Island, 106104, Lagos
  • Date: Friday, May 17, 2024
  • Application Link here 

How to Prepare For a Job Fair

These tips can help you get the most out of your time spent visiting booths and talking to employers at a job fair and get the best results.

Register For the Event, if possible

Most job fairs have organizers who check all attendees and keep records of them. Registering is professional and allows employers to retrieve lost contact information from the organizers.

Dress Professionally

Look for information regarding the required attire. If the job fair does not provide any, assume that business casual attire is appropriate.

Practice Stress-Reducing Activities Beforehand

If you’re feeling nervous, remember that the employers are there because they want to hire someone. You could be their perfect candidate for an important job, and you now have the opportunity to show them your skills. Take deep breaths and stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, fists on your hips, chin held high, and shoulders back to increase confidence.

Practice Your Interactions

Work on your handshakes, eye contact, and prepare a brief elevator pitch to introduce yourself and explain the kind of work you’re seeking.

Come with materials

Bring copies of your resume, business cards, a pen and paper for notes.

Be Ready to Interview

While on-the-spot job interviews are not guaranteed, they can happen. Be prepared to conduct a short interview if an employer asks. Before entering the fair, take some time to consider your responses to common interview questions.

Review and Update your Resume

It’s helpful to have multiple people review your resume before the job fair. Use strong, direct language. If you’re interested in different positions or companies, consider creating separate resumes for each. For example, if you want to work as a tutor or in human resources, create specialized resumes highlighting your skills and experience in each area.

Consider Bringing a Friend

If you know someone who is looking for a job, consider inviting them to join you at the event. This can boost your confidence and make you feel more at ease.

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