When you are looking for a job, the search is often taking up a lot of your time. Between applications and interviewing, the last thing you think you have time for is a recruitment event or some kind of panel, right? WRONG. Attend those panels, check out those events (even if they are virtual). Let’s discuss why repeated recruitment exposure will increase the likelihood of you getting that offer.
- It’ll give you something to talk about in interviews.
- Attended an event for a company you really like? You might get a greater insight into how that company runs, what the culture is like, and a general inside look into it. This is valuable information that you can utilize when you are networking with individuals who work there.
- Building your network and people who will vouch for you.
- The more individuals you form a connection with at a company or organization, the more people that are willing to help you succeed and get an “in” into a firm. These professionals can speak on your behalf and fight to get you an interview or an offer, think of it as a process of informal “referral”.
- They take attendance!
- Whether the recruitment events are in-person or virtual, attendance is not only appreciated but noted. Being on an attendance list for a company’s event shows that you are an interested and dedicated candidate and representatives there will remember you if you are friendly and make a good impression.
- If this is the second or third recruitment event you are attending for the same firm, that is even better. Repeated exposures to the same company will show that you are really committed.
- More people will get your resume!
- Bring many physical copies of your resume! And a padfolio or, at the very least, a notepad. You will be able to expose your resume to many important professionals. Make sure to take notes or business cards of the people you talk to reconnect and follow up after the event.
- If it’s a career fair or an event with multiple companies, you will get valuable experience of how to talk to professionals and see how different firms interact with each other.
- The more, the better. When you are at events with more companies, that means exponentially more exposure for you.
Go to events! Not only are they fun, but they are also very beneficial for your career. Employers will greatly appreciate your participation in these events and hey, the little bit of effort and attendance might just land you a job.