Top Tips for Attending a Cruise Job Fair
Here are a few of our top tips for how to be successful when attending a job fair:
Before the fob fair:
1. Upload your CV
Please upload a copy of your CV to the Cruise Job Fair website a few days before the job fair. You will receive an email with the CV upload link several days before the event. This will enable the recruiters to easily download it in case they want to invite you to a full job interview after the event.
2. Do your homework
Research everything you can about the companies that you are interested in working for.
3. Be prepared
Interview preparation will help you to stand out from other candidates. Do your homework on what you might be asked and practice your answers out loud!
4. Bring a list of questions
Have a couple of questions ready so that you look keen - but don't ask questions that you should already know the answers to, otherwise you will look unprepared!
5. Plan your travel
Check your travel plans in advance so that you know how to get to the venue. You don't want to get lost on the day. Find the directions to the venue on the event's website.
On the day:
1. Dress for success
Treat the event as you would a job interview and dress smartly. Pay attention to hair, make up, tattoos, etc. Ideally bring some sort of professional bag or folder to hold any papers, copies of your CV, pen, etc. This way you will look organised and well put together.
2. Bring copies of your CV
Bring enough copies for each company that you want to meet and hand them out at your face to face meetings.
3. Have your ticket ready
Keep your ticket with you throughout the day (either on your phone or a printed copy) as some recruiters will want to scan it when they meet you.
4. Plan your day
Recruiters and exhibitors will be at the event from 11am to 4pm so don't worry about having to be first through the door, there will be plenty of time to meet them. You can come any time after 11am and stay for as long as you wish, until the event ends at 4pm.