Aug 11, 2018 - 04:03 PM
You can make an outstanding first impression on an employer if you research the job fair ahead of time. You can typically learn what restaurants will be there, so you can absolutely write a cover letter customized to the companies you want to apply for. You will impress the employer with your commitment to learning about open positions and immediately stand out from other applicants.
However, if that information is not available ahead of time, then you are better off not having cover letters readily available. You do not want cover letters with the header, "To whom it may concern," and in many cases, that is what you would need to do at job fairs. In these cases, you should only bring copies of your resume.
Jan 31, 2019 - 08:07 PM
You should not bring a cover letter to a fast food job fair. A cover letter should be targeted to a specific job at a specific fast food restaurant or company. At a fast food job fair, you will be speaking with many representatives from different companies about different roles. Cover letters will not be necessary.
What you should bring to a fast food job fair is your resume. Include all of the resume essentials in your resume—that means having a professional summary section, a work history section, an education section and a skills section. Proofread your resume many times, and ask a friend to proofread it too. Once your resume is set, print it out, and bring many copies with you to the job fair. Store your resumes in a folder so that they stay neat and organized. Also, bring a pad and a pen with you to the career fair.
If you can afford it, consider getting business cards made to bring to the job fair. Your business card should be simple—essentials to include are your name, phone number and email address. Be sure to dress appropriately for a career fair. If you have a suit, this is a good time to wear it. If not, find an outfit that is business casual.