Pathfinder editor, Mal Robinson adds his top tips on how to approach a forces networking event such as the Pathfinder Armed Forces & Veterans Resettlement Expo being held in Nottingham on October 3 (register for free here).
Walking into a conference centre like the one in Nottingham can be somewhat daunting for anyone of any rank or experience!
There are some hints and advice you can take on board to help make the introduction into the event that little easier.
- Do Your Research
Make sure you research who will be present in terms of exhibitors on the day of the event. Think about why you are attending and what you want to gain from the event? If it is employment, look at who will be present and what skill set they are often looking for. *For the current confirmed exhibitor list please see the end of the article
If it is general welfare advice, it may be an idea to email in advance and break the ice and pick up the conversation when you arrive on the day, meaning you have more time to try and resolve your situation, rather than explaining it all from the beginning.
2. Think About The Types Of Question You Could Ask?