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I know I should post this in the Careers subforum, but theres noone viewing that at the minute and I wanted to get some replies!

I'm going to a job fair tomorrow and the website says dress smart and take copies of your CV. I've been advised to take about 20 copies and hand them out to prospective employers. Is this the norm because it just sounded like quite a lot to me!
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I know I should post this in the Careers subforum, but theres noone viewing that at the minute and I wanted to get some replies!

I'm going to a job fair tomorrow and the website says dress smart and take copies of your CV. I've been advised to take about 20 copies and hand them out to prospective employers. Is this the norm because it just sounded like quite a lot to me!
In most cases they'll hand them straight back with their application form...but if you've got a comprehensive CV with you (including dates/addresses/contact details/NI number etc etc) then you can fill out the application forms in full on the spot.

Personally I found careers fairs to be a complete waste of time - but that was because I wasn't looking for a job that would involve relocating.
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In most cases they'll hand them straight back with their application form...but if you've got a comprehensive CV with you (including dates/addresses/contact details/NI number etc etc) then you can fill out the application forms in full on the spot.

Personally I found careers fairs to be a complete waste of time - but that was because I wasn't looking for a job that would involve relocating.
Thanks. I'm going with my uncle and he'll report back to my mother if I don't take what they deam to be the appropriate number. Think the whole things going to be really pointless because I don't have a clue what I'm looking for, but again, my mum'll shout and tell me I'm not making an effort if I don't go!
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Thanks. I'm going with my uncle and he'll report back to my mother if I don't take what they deam to be the appropriate number. Think the whole things going to be really pointless because I don't have a clue what I'm looking for, but again, my mum'll shout and tell me I'm not making an effort if I don't go!
Well even if you can't give them away it's worth having extra copies of your CV - I found them the best way to get signed up with temping agencies (you still have to fill in their own form but a decent CV will get you to that stage)
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Well even if you can't give them away it's worth having extra copies of your CV - I found them the best way to get signed up with temping agencies (you still have to fill in their own form but a decent CV will get you to that stage)
Ah, good plan. I intend to look into the variuos temping agency in the area when I go home for the holidays next week. I'm hoping temping will narrow down the job search in that I'll be able rule jobs out as rubbish!
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