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Attending a job or career fair can do more than just educate you on an industry, help you meet a few contacts, or give an abridged view of the opportunities out there — it can actually land you a position with a great company.

But only if you prepare for it correctly, and pack the right approach.

A Few Tips for Attending a Career Fair

– Dress professionally, i.e. look your best

– Do some research on the businesses attending the fair you’re going to — including what they’re looking for

– Pick out a bunch of employers you really want to talk to and prepare questions for each

– Pack a good number of copies of your résumé (you can create one for free here) as well as any pertinent military transcripts

– Business cards! Make them and bring them

– Update your LinkedIn profile


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