Career Navigator Newsletter Issue 3 - Week of April 20, 2020
Newsletter to Help you Navigate Your Career Search
If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change - Wayne Dyer

10 Tips for Virtual Job Fairs

On Tuesday, April 21st, TFS hosted a webinar on Navigating Virtual Job Fairs . A job fair, whether virtual or not is an opportunity for job seekers and employers to meet; meeting virtually can be challenging, so here are 10 tips to keep in mind:

  1. Do your Homework - research employers for openings that fit
  2. Check your Technology - make sure your webcam, mic and connection are good
  3. Physical Space - make sure you are in a quiet space, free of distractions
  4. Update your resume and LinkedIn profile
  5. Practice and/or develop an Elevator Pitch
  6. Ask and practice answering questions from employers - you'll be able to "chat" with employers
  7. Decide what to wear - dressing up will help you mentally prepare
  8. Be organized - have note paper and pen handy
  9. Create a calendar reminder - so you don't miss the event
  10. Have a tracking system - to keep track of contacts

Also, you want to remember to check in to the virtual job fair as early as you can, prepare your responses to questions beforehand (practice cutting and pasting) and don't forget to follow-up. Send a thank you email as soon as possible after the job fair to demonstrate appreciation for the employer's time and show interest.

Good luck!

TFS Resources for your Job Search

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About Tailored for Success, Inc.
Tailored for Success, Inc., is a not-for-profit agency whose mission is to empower job seekers of all genders by providing resources, skills training and supportive reinforcement needed for them to achieve economic self-sufficiency.

Our core programs include a Career Closet Program, Boots2Suits for Veterans and Job Readiness Training.

Contact us:

Elizabeth Hart
Executive Director
(781) 324-0499