A careers fair is an opportunity for students to learn more about the fast-growing businesses in their local area.
Companies should set up stalls so that students are able to informally approach lots of different employers and talk to them personally. Business leaders aren’t expected to offer jobs or job opportunities as part of a Careers Fair. Instead, this should be an opportunity for students to experience a wide range of businesses in their local community and for businesses to begin to build their talent pipeline.
How should I prepare?
If you have been invited to a careers fair then we recommend speaking with the organiser directly to find out how you can prepare most effectively. If you have the resources then it’s great to take business cards, leaflets, free samples or some technology to showcase to students, as this will help them to engage with your stall.
What is the impact of a Careers Fair?
Careers Fairs are an excellent way for students to hear what local companies have on offer. Students can talk to different employers, gain an understanding of what their jobs entail or the different roles available, and the skills that are needed to be successful in today’s economy. This is an informal setting, where students can ask any questions they may have.
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