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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

9-10 April 2015

RCN Bulletin Jobs Fair

SECC, Glasgow

Exhibitors at the RCN Bulletin Jobs Fair have 100s of nursing jobs in Scotland and the rest of the UK. Vacancies range from first-time job opportunities to mid-levels, to managerial positions. So, whatever your level of experience within nursing, come along to find out more. This event will help equip you with the necessary practical skills to tackle a career change and find the right job for you.

9th/10th May 2015

Silicon Milk Roundabout

Old Truman Brewery, London

Over 1000 roles for developers, designers, marketers and product people at 150+ London startups. From pre-investment to VC backed, meet founders, CTOs and team leads looking to hire you.

11th May 2015

Compass Jobs Fair

Hilton Deansgate Hotel, Manchester

The North West Social Work Show is the place to be for the latest employment, training and career development opportunities in social work and social care.

18 - 19 September 2015

MK Job Show


The MK Job Show showcases some of the region’s top employment and training opportunities from businesses of all sizes. Providing direct access to engineering, science, sales and marketing roles, this fair is perfect for anyone with low level skills or many years experience within their chosen field.

November 2015

Compass Jobs Fair

Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square, London

Come and spend the day with us for the latest employment, training and career development opportunities in social work and social care.

12th November 2015

Spring Graduates and Internships Fair Leeds

University of Leeds

This event is a proven way for recent undergraduates and graduates to find graduate schemes and internships, and pre-final year students to find work experience. Hosted at Leeds University, register your details for more information. Last year’s fair attracted around 1,300 students and was attended by employers relating to all disciplines.