is it better to get to a job fair early on or later in the day? by Alison Green on March 5, 2010 A reader writes: I’m about to attend a federal job fair. It’s all day, but I can’t imagine that I would stay more than an hour or two. Do you think it would be best to show up first thing — showing eagerness (hopefully) and before these agencies are inundated with job seekers (though I’m thinking they will probably be inundated right off the bat) — or toward the end of the day, so they might be more inclined to remember me? I’m thinking probably the former, but am not positive. I have no idea, actually, because I have no experience with job fairs — but I am very sure that other people have opinions, so I’m posting it here in the hopes that people will weigh in. I’m also curious to know how useful people have found job fairs to be. Tell us! You may also like:my boss is having a second person sit in on all our meetingsmy boss keeps asking me for input on coworkers’ performance — and then firing themcan I ask my new manager why she hired me?