Youth Job Fairs

Youth job fairs provide a venue for working-age youth to connect with employers who are hiring. They are a great opportunity to learn appropriate job fair etiquette.

Am I ready for a Youth Job Fair?

Youth job fairs are most appropriate for youth who are ages 16 or older or 14-15 year olds who have a work permit. If you are ready to work, and you meet these criteria, you are ready for a youth job fair.

How can Talent Link help?

Talent Link staff work closely with area officials and workforce offices to plan and coordinate youth job fairs.


  1. Think of job fairs as an unofficial interview.
    1. Dress in interview-appropriate clothing,
    2. bring resumes to hand out,
    3. be prepared to shake hands, and
    4. be ready to talk with employers.
  2. Be prepared to share your schedule and availability with employers.
  3. Practice a 20-30 second elevator speech tell employers about your skills.
  4. Research company websites (if you know the participating companies) for those they are interested in.
  5. Do NOT
    1. talk negatively about former employers,
    2. "drop off" your resume without taking time to speak to representative,
    3. chew gum, or
    4. Look at your phone while at the fair.