Career Advice

Going to Job Fairs Can Help You Pick the Right Career

Employment Alerts 12 Feb, 2017

If you are choosing a career for the first time or considering transitioning from your current job into a new industry, going to one or more job fairs can help you learn about your options, network with potential employers and discover job opportunities you may not have known existed.

Finding Local Job Fairs

Eventbrite's UK website has a regularly updated list of job fairs around the country. Do a search to find ones located near your town. At the same time, don't limit yourself to job fairs held in your local area. If you are looking for a fair featuring a particular industry then be willing to travel in order to attend.

Students should check with their college or university to find out about career fairs that may be held in the near or distant future. Many educational institutions organize specialized events related to specific courses the university offers.

Looking for Specializes Fairs

Check out each fair you are considering attending to make sure it will be worth your time. Some fairs are specifically for those looking for apprenticeship opportunities. Others may only feature employers offering work in the immediate area. On the other hand, some fairs may feature employers offering job, training, apprenticeship and even volunteering opportunities for interested individuals.

It is a wise idea to learn all you can about a particular career before deciding that it is the one you want to pursue. Going to job fairs will help you discover the requirements for certain jobs, see if a certain line of work is in high demand, meet people who can help you land a job at a later date and more. Keep tabs on upcoming fairs that may be happening in your local area and make time to drop in and talk to those who can offer you the information you need to make a well-informed career decision.