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Your Best Performance: Working a Career Fair

Good preperation and presentation is vital at a career fair

Rachel Holmberg

on 13 September 2012

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Transcript of Your Best Performance: Working a Career Fair

Your Best Performance How to Work a Career Fair Rehersal: Prepare Before the Fair On Stage: Performing at the Fair Knowing Your Part Research What companies will be at the fair?
What positions will they be hiring for?
What do they see as their strengths?
What is their philosophy? Resume One page and easy to read
Very neatly laid out
Proofread, proofread, proofread
Two career interests = two versions Rehearsing the Interview Summarize your best qualifications in a 30 second speech
Prepare three good examples of your performance
Have two good questions about the company Dressing the Part Conservative business attire
Minimal jewelry
No distractions
Heavy scent
Loud Jewelry, Ties, Shoes Be at Your Best Get Enough Sleep
Have Breakfast
Prepare a Back Up for Problems Business and Blocking Positive non-verbal communication
Professional presentation of qualifications
Polite to the recruiter and other fair participants Don't dig around for that resume No Wrinkles or Creases in the Resume Be brief-- especially if there is a line
Keep good eye contact and smile
Don’t be distracted by promotional items Remembering Your Lines Be able to answer the two big questions
Why should I hire you?
Why do you want to work for us?
Have a good question about the job or the company For an appointment with a Career Counselor, call 293-2221
Check out our website: http://careerservices.wvu.edu Break a Leg at the Fair
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