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Career Fair Preparation
Transcript of Career Fair Preparation
Before the Fair
Determine your goals
Create/revise your resume
Note companies attending
Create your “A List" of companies
Write your 30 Second Commercial
Prepare/purchase/borrow professional attire
WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS?
Get an internship
Explore job market information
Gain Career Fair experience
Find a job
Day Of The Event
LOOK TO SEE WHO IS COMING
Determine who is looking for you
Visit company websites
Rank companies in order of your interest
Determine and compile your "A List"
Attend a Resume Workshop in person or online
Stop by Career Services or CSPD for a resume critique
Check and double check for errors
30 SECOND COMMERCIAL
Hello, my name is___________________.
These are the ones that will really separate you:
I am interested in your organization/talking with you because __________________
Could you tell me more about ___________________
I am a (class) in the UAFS College of Business majoring in___________.
I have interest/experience in _________________________
My career plan includes _____________
My immediate goal is _____________________
“A LIST” COMPANIES --
Do extra research
Tweak your 30 second commercial
Tell why you are specifically interested in the company
Demonstrate the unique benefit of hiring YOU
Attend their information sessions
DRESS APPROPRIATELY AND PROFESSIONALLY
Make copies of resumes
Get clothing ready
Practice 30 Second Commercial
Create strategies for meeting with recruiters
Observe student recruiter interaction
Practice before approaching an “A List”
WHILE WAITING IN LINE
How long are recruiters spending with each person?
Be respectful of the recruiter’s time
Mentally practice what you want to say and ask
Look around and find role models
30 second commercial
Apply on UAFS CareerLink and watch deadlines
Apply on company website
When are they interviewing?
Ask What to do After
Write thank you notes
Apply CareerLink/company websites
Submit revised resumes, if necessary
Evaluate your performance
Organize information/Review Rankings
GET READY FOR INTERVIEWING
Be sure to like Career Services on Facebook!
Be sure to visit the Career Services website to see who's attending
Tailor that Resume
(It could be the very next day!)
Be prepared and be yourself!
All Majors Career Fair & Grad School Expo
Thursday, March 9, 2017
11:30 am to 2:30 pm
Campus Center - Reynolds Room