Recruiter Career Fair Advice
Our career fair recruiters were asked the following question to help you make the most of your visit to the fair. Check out their responses for insider tips!
If you could offer one bit of advice to our students (about the fair or in general), what would that be?
- Research the company more and be able to articulate exactly what you are looking for.
- Be assertive and professional...do your research on company positions you're interested in.
- Have an open mind when speaking with employers.
- Be open minded and dress well.
- If you think you would like to talk to a company, at least look at their website to know the kind of industry they are in.
- Dress professionally and take some time to research the companies you are most interested in before the career fair.
- Be professional in all aspects where a potential employer may gather info about you.
- Know what area you are looking for, or at least have a general idea--as far as geography and industry.
- Just be yourself-when you approach a booth, we notice how you carry yourself. Also, follow up with the companies you are serious about.
- Do the research about the companies you are interested in.
- Be prepared to ask questions.
- Talk to as many employees as people-each will give you a piece of advice that will help you find what you're looking for. Ask them what they look for in employees.
- Resumes are super important and they should go through multiple revisions before presentation.
- Keep resumes to one page.
- Prepare - have basic understanding of our business and why it appeals to you.
- Talk to as many employers as possible, you never know what opportunities they have available that might fit your interest.
- Research jobs and companies before coming to career fair.
- Have a good grasp of the company's mission/business.
- Be honest about what you're looking for, do your research, have good questions to ask, know what companies you intend to talk to.
- Be open minded about career possibilities, don't shy away from part-time that could turn into full-time.
- Make eye contact with employers.