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Recruitment Fair Tips

Recruitment Fairs

Job hunting can be a challenging task, but Recruitment Fairs give you the opportunity to increase your exposure within your selected industry and improve your confidence when networking with potential employers. These events can be seen as informal interviews and so it is important to make a good impression. CV-Library have provided our top 5 tips to ensure your recruitment fair visit is as successful as possible.

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Recruitment fairs are an excellent way of finding possible job opportunities as well as a chance to establish new contacts. Most events offer free one to one CV advice to help you enhance your applications. Experts in the industry are on hand to give you specialist information and help you find your perfect job.

Top 5 Tips for Attending a Recruitment Event:

  • Keep an open mind. Don't dismiss the companies you've never heard of before. Smaller companies may offer you a much more interesting job role and more benefits.
  • Be prepared. Take plenty of copies of your up to date CV and business card to hand out to potential employers.
  • Network! Don't forget what you are there for. Speak to employers and even fellow job hunters and use every opportunity to sell yourself.
  • Do your research. You'll most likely be able to find out which companies are going to be attending the fair, so look at which particular ones your most interested in and do some background research.
  • Ensure you follow up. Employers will meet hundreds of different people in one day at a jobs fair, so stand out by contacting the person you spoke to via phone or email the next day to thank them for their time and express your interest in their current opportunities.

There are hundreds of Recruitment Fairs happening every year across the UK, CV-Library have hand-picked some relevant events for you which are shown below.

Upcoming Recruitment Fairs

22nd August 2014

The Jobs Fair Coventry

Belgrade Theatre

This jobs fair, again organised by our partners The Jobs Fair, aims to bring job opportunities across a variety of different industries to locals in and around Coventry. The event will include application and CV advice as well as the chance to meet and greet with numerous different employers with vacancies, looking for job seekers just like you.

27th August 2014

The Jobs Fair Colchester

Colchester Town Hall

This jobs fair, again organised by our partners The Jobs Fair, aims to bring job opportunities across a variety of different industries to locals in and around Colchester. The event will include application and CV advice as well as the chance to meet and greet with numerous different employers with vacancies, looking for job seekers just like you.

29th August 2014

The Jobs Fair Portsmouth

Portsmouth Guildhall

This jobs fair, again organised by our partners The Jobs Fair, aims to bring job opportunities across a variety of different industries to locals in and around Portsmouth. The event will include application and CV advice as well as the chance to meet and greet with numerous different employers with vacancies, looking for job seekers just like you.

4th September 2014

BFRS Careers Event - Catterick

Catterick Leisure Centre

This event has been structured to suit the Armed Forces community and their families find future careers, with an emphasis on the Energy Sector. You might have left the Forces years ago, or just be thinking about it now, or maybe you are already in the resettlement process. Whatever your situation, we're hoping you will find this event useful and productive for your future career.

4th-5th September 2014

RCN Nursing Jobs Fair London

The Business Design Centre, London

See over 70 exhibitors from NHS trusts, charities, leading recruitment agencies, armed forces and international companies. Receive expert career advice to help find their perfect job. Attend free seminars and talk to leading employers and agencies.

5th September 2014

The Jobs Fair Stoke on Trent

The Quality Hotel

This jobs fair, again organised by our partners The Jobs Fair, aims to bring job opportunities across a variety of different industries to locals in and around Stoke on Trent. The event will include application and CV advice as well as the chance to meet and greet with numerous different employers with vacancies, looking for job seekers just like you.

17th September 2014

The Jobs Fair Telford

Park Inn by Radisson Telford

This jobs fair, again organised by our partners The Jobs Fair, aims to bring job opportunities across a variety of different industries to locals in and around Telford. The event will include application and CV advice as well as the chance to meet and greet with numerous different employers with vacancies, looking for job seekers just like you.

26th September 2014

The Jobs Fair Great Yarmouth

Town Hall

This jobs fair, again organised by our partners The Jobs Fair, aims to bring job opportunities across a variety of different industries to locals in and around Great Yarmouth. The event will include application and CV advice as well as the chance to meet and greet with numerous different employers with vacancies, looking for job seekers just like you.

1st October 2014

The Jobs Fair Cardiff

City Hall

This jobs fair, again organised by our partners The Jobs Fair, aims to bring job opportunities across a variety of different industries to locals in and around Portsmouth. The event will include application and CV advice as well as the chance to meet and greet with numerous different employers with vacancies, looking for job seekers just like you.

2nd October 2014

BFRS Careers Event - Tidworth

Tidworth Leisure Centre

This event has been structured to suit the Armed Forces community and their families find future careers, with an emphasis on the Energy Sector. You might have left the Forces years ago, or just be thinking about it now, or maybe you are already in the resettlement process. Whatever your situation, we're hoping you will find this event useful and productive for your future career.

4th October 2014

3rd Annual Medical Careers Fair

Metropolitan Cathedral, Liverpool

This event is aimed at medical staff and students looking for career guidance and skill development. Supported by an extensive seminar programme, this fair is aimed at: medical students, trainees, and all kind of doctors, including specialty doctors.

8th October 2014

The Jobs Fair Norwich

The Forum

8th October 2014

The Jobs Fair Nottingham

Capital FM Arena

10th October 2014

The Jobs Fair Peterborough

Queensgate Shopping Center

14th October 2014

The North West Social Work Show

Deansgate Hotel, Manchester

This is the leading social work careers event, aimed at bringing together those who work in the voluntary and private sectors, independent practitioners and local authority staff. This show is open to newly qualified social workers, senior practitioners, commissioners, service providers and students from related disciplines.

17th October 2014

The Jobs Fair Milton Keynes

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel (Stadium MK)

17th-18th October 2014

BMJ Careers Fair

Business Design Centre, London

The BMJ Careers Fair is a generalist event designed to inform job hunters from all walks of life. With courses covering CV writing, interview skills and career planning, delegates can visit exhibition stands and mingle with professionals to get advice and tips.

24th October 2014

The Jobs Fair Brighton & Hove

The Grand Hotel

24th October 2014

The Jobs Fair Cambridge

City Hotel

15th-16th November 2014

Silicon Milkroundabout

The Old Truman Brewery, Hanbury Street, London

Silicon Milkroundabout runs regular events designed to match talented people with the thousands of jobs on offer at UK tech startups. Come along to one, and you'll find a room with over 130 startups in it, hiring for hundreds of positions. We bring everyone together, and watch the connections being made!

21st-22nd Nov 2014

Skills London 2014

ExCeL London

This event is the biggest jobs and careers event of the year. The 2013 event featured over 180 exhibitors with 35,000 jobs and Apprenticeships on offer for 15-24-year olds. Over 30,000 young people, their parents, carers and teachers came along and met employers, training providers, colleges and organisations.

24th November 2014

Compass Jobs Fair London

The London Marriott Hotel

Find the latest employment opportunities and free seminars showcasing good practice in social work and social care. There are more exhibitors offering jobs at all levels - either immediately or for the future - than at any other sector event as well as professional organisations, educators, service providers and specialist services.

28th-29th November 2014

National Engineering and Construction Recruitment Exhibition

NEC Birmingham

This event is exclusively for engineering and construction professionals. There will be a number of companies from across the globe in attendance, all looking to meet fresh new talent. The range of industries showcased at the exhibition will include: aeronautical, chemical, civil, design, electrical, and mechanical, amongst others.