Networking Events and activities are available through places like The Working Centre and through professional associations. Don’t be fooled by how informal these events appear. It is important to be prepared for these events, and treat them like an employment interview.
Following are some tips for making the most of Networking Events and Job Fairs. Before you go to an event, make sure you know whether it is a Networking Event or a Job Fair. A Job Fair means employers are looking for people to hire; a Networking Event is designed to provide you with information and research about your field of work.
Your preparedness and thoroughness will make an impression on employers. Read carefully through the next three sections to understand the before, during and after steps to Job Fairs or Networking events.