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You don’t need to bring your cover letter to a job fair. Job fairs are a place to meet recruiters and discuss employment opportunities that may be available at select companies. Cover letters must be customized to the specifics of a job advertisement. Since you most likely won’t be applying for jobs at a job fair, there is no need to prep a cover letter.
Instead, bring printed copies of your resume to a job fair. And, bring business cards! If you don’t have business cards, you can make your own online. They only need to contain your name, phone number, and email address. You’ll want to leave both your resume and your business card with recruiters you meet.
Don’t forget to create and practice your elevator pitch for a job fair. Your elevator pitch is how you answer the question, “Tell me about yourself.” In a way, your elevator pitch is very similar to your cover letter. Your cover letter often contains information about the type of job you’re looking for, your professional experience, and your educational background. Your elevator pitch also often contains these elements!