Leaving University is a daunting time for any soon-to-be graduate. With so many avenues you can take it can be difficult to figure out what you want to do. Every year Universities put on Careers Fairs for their students to help in this process. And yet, every year many students decide not to attend and continue to struggle alone. However, even if you have a job lined up it is thoroughly worth attending and here is why:
- Hundreds of opportunities:
Now, if you are not sure about what you want to do careers fairs give you a chance to see whats out there on the market for people like you. The recruiters in attendance will be more than happy to tell you about the business and what roles could be suitable for you. You can even ask questions and get answers immediately- unlike online! Even if you don't like the idea- at least you have an understanding of what you are not looking to do.
- Time efficiency:
A careers fair done properly will probably take up around an hour and a half to two hours of time and you can leave with so much valuable information about what's on offer and suitable for you. In comparison, doing this alone online will most likely take a lot longer and, be much less informative.
- Make an impression!
If you are really interested in a specific business this is an opportunity for you to not only find out more about them but, also make a good first impression. Yes, these recruiters are meeting hundreds of people in the space of a few days but, there is plenty of opportunity to stand out. It puts you on an edge if you have met someone face to face. Most recruiters will have their business cards on them as well- it's amazing what a quick follow up email can do to help you secure your dream graduate opportunity.
- Free Stuff!
Okay, so this isn't the most practical reason to attend a careers fair but, there are so many free goodies available! Even if you have a clear idea on what you want to do it's worth going in for half an hour to collect as much stuff as possible!
So, there you have it. Yes, thinking about your future can be daunting especially when you are still to sit your final exams but, getting out there early will help to secure you the best opportunity possible!