Day 1: “May the Force be with you.” Only ONE day until the Fall Career Fair! You’ve worked hard to prepare for this great opportunity; now it’s your time to shine! Oh, and don’t forget to follow up with those employers who piqued your interest… Grab their business card at the career fair so you [...]
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Day 2: Don’t forget to bring the following to the fair: Copies of your resume (15-20 depending on number of employers you’d like to approach). Keep in mind many employers are unable to take your resume, but instead will instruct you to apply online. A smile, strong handshake and positive attitude. Your 30-second infomercial to [...]
Day 3: What NOT to wear… Remember, these employers are visiting other career fairs on different campuses so it’s important to make a great first and lasting impression. While they understand you’re going in and out of classes and other obligations, this is your opportunity to set yourself apart and sell yourself. Dress to impress!
Day 4: “Show me the money!” There are over many employers registered to attend the fair and they are there because they specifically want to talk to YOU! This means you’re just that much closer to landing your dream job, and earning more money!
Day 5: “You know, like nunchuck skills, bowhunting skills, computer hacking skills… Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills. Forget flower bouquets and work on developing some captivating skills.” – Napoleon Dynamite So, what are your skills? Master your 30-60 second infomercial or “elevator speech”! Oh, and leave out your “computer hacking skills.” This [...]
Day 6: I’m here…now what? Locate your chosen employers on the map Offer your hand for a professional handshake (one shake) Begin the conversation with your 30 second infomercial Ask the employer a question relating to your career goal Ask the employer for next steps Be energetic – be your best, as refreshed as possible
Day 7: In your “Pursuit of happyness” make sure you set your expectations… You are responsible for making the most of a job fair. This means that you should begin with clearly defined and realistic expectations. You may not receive a job offer at the fair, but it is realistic to assume you will make [...]
Day 8: Be aware of employer expectations… Some employers are only collecting resumes; some may not be able to accept any resumes and may ask you to submit application materials online. Some are building/assessing an applicant pool; some are ready to fill specific vacancies. Some will expect you to express your interest by already knowing [...]
Day 9: Did you know… You can attend the Career Services Career Seminars which are offered every term! Join us on Monday, October 22nd from 1pm-2pm for our “Beaver’s Wanted: How to have Success at the Career Fairs” seminar in . Not able to make that time? Then check out on our website ways [...]
Day 10: What to ask employers… First and foremost, questions should be natural. Be yourself. Don’t rifle your questions; maintain a flow. Here are some sample questions to ask organization representatives: What kind of entry‐level positions exist within your company? Do you offer internships? If so, what percentage of interns are offered positions after graduation? [...]