Jobs Expo Dublin – Be Your Best

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Are you attending the upcoming Jobs Expo Dublin in Croke Park on Saturday, 26th March? This careers fair will feature hundreds of active job opportunities and is a great way to explore a range of career options all under the one roof and all in the one day!

You’ll be meeting with a lot of people on the day and it’s important you do your best to impress them. You want to stand out from the crowd and you want potential employers to see you as the perfect candidate for their organisation. With some preparation and planning you can make sure that you present the best you to the companies you meet on the day at Ireland’s leading recruitment fair. So to help you make that impression, we take a look at 5 ways you can boost your chances of getting the job you want and make the most out of your experience at the Expo.

Jobs Expo Dublin – Be Your Best

Dress For Success

As the expression goes ‘First impressions last’. It takes seconds for a potential employee to form a positive or negative opinion of you based on your appearance. You want to be seen as a professional candidate so it’s important to dress professionally. So ditch the tracksuit and hoodie! Treat the Jobs Expo as you would treat a job interview. Wear a plain ironed shirt and tie and slacks, or skirt/trouser suit with comfortable polished shoes. Avoid patterns and loud colours and keep it simple and smart. Keep your hair tidy and check that your appearance is professional.

Do Your Research

Take a look at the Jobs Expo website and see what companies are recruiting. Do a bit of research and find out about the companies you are interested in. On the day you can then demonstrate to the organisation that you have done your homework and know a little about the company and the roles that they are recruiting for. It’s also a great way to make an impression and stand out from the crowd. Have a few questions prepared that you can ask potential employers rather than going in blind and not knowing anything about them. This always impresses and shows you are eager to learn about the company ad a keen candidate.. 

Plan Your Day

Another advantage of doing your research is that you can also plan your day and prioritize the companies that you’re eager to see. Knowing which employers interest you the most, you can prepare a game plan for the day and plan your time there around the companies you want to speak to. This is much better than just arriving and going around from company to company willy-nilly. Arrive early and get a good understanding of where companies are located and the employers you want to see. Make a point of letting the first company you speak to know that you planned to speak to them first, which demonstrates your genuine interest, forethought and planning. 

Sell Yourself

Don’t go along empty handed. Bring copies of your CV to pass on to potential employers. This demonstrates preparation and that you are serious about being considered a candidate. Also make sure you have a pen and a paper-pad to take down all the necessary information from companies you speak to. Take notes and people’s names and their roles in the company and any advice they give you. Again this establishes your credentials as a potential employee.

Follow up 

Keep the conversation going after the Expo. Send  a thank you email the following week. It’s a nice way to keep in touch and also reminds a company who you are and keeps you in their minds. Don’t overdo it! A nice and short professional e-mail saying that it was nice to meet them and thanking them for their time and the help they gave you. 

And one last thing… will have a stall at Jobs Expo Dublin so please do pop over to us and say “Hello”! We’d love to meet you!

Jobs Expo Dublin will take place on Saturday, 26th March (10am-4pm). This careers fair will feature hundreds of active job opportunities and is the only careers exhibition of its type to feature FREE ADMISSION.

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