Calling all recent graduates, unemployed, and those looking to make an extra buck. Harvard Square wants to help hook you up with a job! On Monday, July 21 from 2 to 4pm, the Harvard Square Business Association is hosting their first annual Harvard Square Job Fair in Winthrop Park.
A plethora of employment opportunities await, and all you have to do is bring your resume. Need help editing yours? Check out Katie’s tips here on how to make your resume as desirable as possible to potential employers. Be sure to print out lots and lots of copies.
Job Fair Tips
Many businesses will also be conducting interviews right on the spot! A job fair is cool because you’ll be a face to employer, not just some random resume submitted online. Come to the fair dressed to impress in business attire. They always say to dress for the job that you want, not the job that you have.
Who are they, anyway?
But, I digress. Be prepared to answer any questions that you would be asked at a typical interview. Just because you won’t be sitting in some stuffy office with a desk separating you and your interviewer doesn’t mean that it doesn’t hold the same amount of importance.
Make sure to research the places that you are interested in (a full list of the companies at the fair is at the bottom of this post). Prepare several questions that you can ask the hiring managers.
A few of my favorites: What is a typical day like at this company? What do you look for in an employee? What is your favorite aspect of working for this company? Being prepared is always important, but being able to think of questions and answers on the spot is also key.
The most important tip of all is, of course, to be yourself. Show your personality and stand out in the crowd. These hiring managers will be meeting hundreds of people that day, so make sure to wow them!