So P@SHA has decided to finally catch on the rising popularity of Career Expos. I must say that they have taken the right decision at the right time. Of late, weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve seen the massive popularity of career fairs in Pakistan. The Rozee Job Fair is being one of the most popular ones (P@SHA seems to cornering everyone in this field). There is a lot of debate about the pros and cons of such fairs which requires a lengthy debate. Here I am more interested to guide my fellow students on how to prepare and participate in such exhibitions. Remember the following lines are a narrative of my own personal experiences and the conclusions I’ve reached.
The most important step that I must mention is to register as soon as possible at the P@SHA job fair. By the way how can you attend the expo if youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve not registered (So do it now!). IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll not repeat the same basic instructions that are available on every career counseling websites. The students of this cyber age know the basic pre-requisites of participating in a job fair. The CV writing tips, the dress code and similar info is readily available from P@SHA website if you have any confusion. You can also visit the Rozee website for additional information.
Similarly you can take the assistance of CV writing from the Internet. I know most of the students are critical of their Resumes. The students who are first time attendees are generally more concerned in this regard. Here I would say that if you have closely followed the instructions and tips while writing your CV, then you need not worry. Let a senior evaluate your CV, if you are still not satisfied. Remember, a perfectly written CV and Job Opportunities are directly proportional to each other. You can read the series of articles related to writing a Super CV on G & W, here, here and here.
The next step is of visiting the websites of your potential employers. DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t forget to visit the blogs of employees already working in these organizations as well. They will give you an insight into the working environment of the company. Prepare a Checklist on all the pros and cons before visiting their booths in the expo. The key to a healthy conversation with employers is planning, planning, planning.
How do you plan to meet employers, and why? That will be the topic of my next post on this, so stay tuned!