Dress to Impress.
First, remember that you are presenting yourself and your skills on the day of the job fair, so you should attend the event with the same professionalism as if you were heading to a job interview. Dress professionally, have resumes ready to hand out, and be prepared to stop and chat with the companies that interest you the most.
Do your research.
Remember the importance of doing some research before you attend the event. Know who will be there, decide which companies you want to speak with most, and do a little research on the company (and any potential openings it may have) so you are ready and able to talk about the opportunities and the value you offer to the company.
Expand your options.
While you may have significant experience in one industry, understand your transferable skills and be able to share how you can use those skills in a variety of sectors.
Remember how important the follow-up can be. Always send an email thanking the employer for the opportunity to speak with them about opportunities at the company and reiterate what value and skills you can provide to the organization.. At the very least, it may make them give you a second look – and at best, it may be the push they need to offer you an interview for the job you want