Find Your Next Job. Visit an Upcoming Job Fair!

April 20, 2017 | Karolina

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Tired of looking for a job online and in the classifieds? Did you know that Toronto hosts various job fairs where job seekers can literally meet potential future employers face to face in a kind of "speed dating" atmosphere? Here are some FREE job fairs that are coming up in the next couple months in Toronto (some require tickets and/or online registration):

TAAFI Animation Job Fair
Saturday, April 29, 2017 (10 am - 6 pm)
George Brown College (51 Dockside Drive)

Job and Career Fair by TorontoEss
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 (10 am - 4 pm)
Scarborough Civic Centre (150 Borough Drive)

Federal Safety, Security, and Intelligence Career Fair
Thursday, May 4, 2017 (10 am - 4 pm)
4900 Yonge Street

Youth Job Fair (15-29 year olds) by COSTI Vaughan Employment Services
Friday, May 5, 2017 (10 am - 1 pm)
Julliard Centre (3100 Rutherford Road, Suite 102)

We Are Trades Career Advancement Fair
Thursday, May 11, 2017 (10 am - 3 pm)
National Event Venue (1000 Finch Avenue West)

Not Your Average Career Fair 2017
Saturday, May 13, 2017 (9 am - 4 pm)
Metro Toronto Convention Centre (255 Front Street West)

Canadian Job Expo May 2017 Summer Edition
Thursday, May 18, 2017 (10 am - 3 pm)
North York Memorial Hall (5110 Yonge Street)

Hire Canada Job Fair & Training Expo
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 (11 am - 3 pm)
Mississauga Convention Centre - Hall F, G (75 Derry Road)

Job Canada Fair
Thursday, July 13, 2017 (1 pm - 4 pm)
One King West Hotel & Residence (1 King Street West)

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Not sure what to expect? Job fairs provide networking opportunities and give job seekers access to employers who are looking for people to hire. When attending a job fair, it is best to come prepared. The City of Toronto has provided some great tips:

Getting ready for the job fair:

  • Plan which employers you want to visit
  • Research the employers you are interested in
  • Bring a bunch of updated resumes
  • Practice a short sales pitch to highlight your background, why you are interested in the company and your skills and experience
  • Dress professionally
  • Prepare for on the spot interviews and to fill out applications

Attending the job fair:

  • Arrive early and meet employers on your own (instead of with friends)
  • Be calm, confident, smile and shake hands when greeting employers
  • Collect business cards to follow up with the employers
  • Share only positive things about your previous jobs and employers
  • Network with other job seekers
  • Make notes of which employers you met with

After the job fair:

  • Follow up with a phone call or email with the employers you met
  • If you were asked to send any additional information, do it asap
  • Follow up on the employer's website to check for ongoing opportunities
  • Ensure your voicemail greeting is professional and welcoming

 

Need help preparing for the fair? Various job search workshops are available throughout the city, including at the library. Get help with preparing your resume and cover letter and in sprucing up your interview skills:

 

If you prefer to prepare on your own, check out some of our books on the following topics.

Writing a resume:
Resume  Resume 2 Resume 3

Writing a cover letter:
Cover Cover 2 Cover 3

Preparing for an interview:
Interview Interview 2 Interview 3



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