Networking at Careers Events
If you are hoping to bag yourself an opportunity at the Health and Business School’s Fairs, good, confident networking skills are a must!
Your first step to success is to do a bit of research beforehand. In each of our event blog posts (Health and Business School), we have included links to all of the employers’ websites. Use this as an opportunity to find out about each of them, and to see who you might want to prioritise a visit to on the day. Once you have chosen some companies you’d like to talk to, do further research into what they offer and what working for them may be like.
In the run-up to the events, preparation is advisable for whatever your aims are for the day. It can help to make notes on points you want to ask employers, as well as taking a pen and notepad with you to log their answers.
Another important thing to remember about networking fairs: although there may be companies you have your heart set on, there are a wealth of other opportunities available to you, all under one roof. Use these events as a chance to talk through opportunities you may not have previously considered and hear directly from the employer.
There are some fantastic articles out there on networking at careers fairs. Here a few we recommend you take a look at:
- 5 ways to make the most of careers fairs
- Careers event tips – what to wear and how to prepare
- How to network at careers events
If you would like to discuss networking with a member of the team, make sure to visit the drop-in desk.