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Career Fair success lies in effective preparation, and communication. Make sure to research the employers you want to visit: learn about them, the positions they're looking to fill, and what type of candidates they're looking for.
Tip: Arrive with a positive attitude- Have your 30 second commercial ready
Tip: Bring at least 20 copies of your resume.-
Fact: Employers only look at resumes an average of 10 seconds. Make sure you’re leaving employers with the impression - Hire Me!
Tip: Do your research- The more you know about a company, the more you can converse with the company representative and the more memorable you will be.
Tip: Get the interviewer's business card- If you are called for an interview, you will want to follow up with a letter that reinforces the points you made and the facts you learned.
Tip: Maximize, Maximize, Maximize- The lines might be daunting but don't fail to maximize this opportunity. Talk to every company that fits your experience and ambitions. If you meet with 20 recruiters, at the end of the day you will know 20 people by name. That sure beats sending a blind resume to "Personnel Director."
Tip: Plan a few key questions- Be ready to ask intelligent questions like asking how your skills might be utilized within the framework of the company and by asking questions about relevant news within that organization. Make sure to ask the recruiter what he or she likes best about the corporate culture to better assess if that company is right for you.
Tip: Wear Proper Business Attire- First impressions count!