Upcoming Job Fairs or Recruitment Events
Wisconsin State Government.New to the workforce, have a change in circumstances, or looking for job advancements? Stop by our booth and meet with agency staff to learn more about job and internship opportunities for
|August 28, 2019,|
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
|Dane County Regional Job Fair||Madison||Department of Corrections; |
Wisconsin State Government
|September 23, 2019,|
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
|UW-Platteville Fall 2019 Career Fair||Platteville||Department of Transportation;|
Department of Workforce Development
|September 25, 2019,|
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
|2019 Fall Career Fair on the Fox||Oshkosh||Department of Corrections; Department of Workforce Development|
|October 9, 2019,|
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
|UW-La Crosse Fall Career Fair 2019||La Crosse||Department of Corrections|
General Career Fair Tips for Success
Before the Job Fair
Check the event page for a list of participating employers.
Prioritize the employers you're most interested in meeting. You might need to wait to speak with some employers.
Research employers that interest you. If you spend a little time getting some background, you can ask very focused and specific questions. This extra effort will demonstrate a genuine interest, as well as help you learn more about the employer.
Update your resume and prepare enough copies. If you are uncertain of the quality of your resume, stop by a job or career center for professional assistance.
Prepare and practice your career pitch. Practice out loud with an introduction that includes your name, work experiences, education, and career interests. Be prepared to talk about your skills and strengths.
Dress professionally and be well groomed, just like you would for a job interview. Avoid strong scents and gum chewing.
During the Job Fair
Plan your strategy and take a few minutes to review the map and directory. Locate and walk by the employers of interest. Some employers may have longer lines. Approach the employers you're especially excited about when you are most confident.
Greet each representative with a firm handshake and introduce yourself. Don't be distracted by the noise, other job seekers, or promotional freebies on the table.
Ask for a business card from each representative and thank them for their time.
After the Job Fair
Reflect on your experience and continue practicing your interviewing skills. What went well? What would I say differently? Did I learn something about myself? etc.
Organize and keep track of all your potential job leads. Add business card information and any reminders about the conversation with the representative.
Make necessary updates to your resume.
If you submitted your job application(s), follow up with the employer(s).