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THE FIRST DAY of the expo is usually full of school groups and school leavers. If you’re not a current or recent student and are looking for information about employment or an apprenticeship, avoid the Friday and visit the expo on the Saturday to ensure you have the representative’s full attention. DRESS SMART CASUAL First impressions count, so make sure you look the part. Smart visitors also will bring copies of their current resume with them and/or a card outlining their contact details to distribute to all the prospective employers at exhibits. PLAN YOUR VISIT Identify which exhibitors you want to see and any specific questions you want to ask. A list of all exhibitors and a map on where to find them can be found in this expo guide.
Visit www.eocexpo.com.au for further links and contact details for exhibitors who will be in attendance. DON’T BEWON OVER BY FREEBIES Most exhibitors will have bags or information packs with merchandise for visitors to ensure their brand is remembered. These can be useful tools to remember key information but don’t focus on the free stuff. Listen to what exhibitors are saying and seek out useful brochures. PEAK ATTENDANCE times are between 11.30am and 2.30pm. If you want an extended conversation with exhibitors, arrive well before or well after these times. It also may pay to attend seminars you are interested in during the peak times to free you up before and after to talk to exhibitors. Ask for business cards if they are not offered and take them when they are offered. You never know when or where the contacts you make may come in handy to your career.