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Job Fairs 101
O*NET Resource Center Ø Provides important occupational information that can help Ø People seeking new jobs Ø Ø Better Jobs First Jobs Ø People who are choosing or changing careers Ø Students • 2.
Benefits of a Job Fair Ø Talk Face-to-Face with HR Professionals Ø Meet other Job Seekers Ø Focus on companies actively seeking new employees • 3.
Benefits of a Job Fair (cont. ) Ø Allows you to make a positive impression Ø Visit multiple companies Ø Submit a resume with a company that you were unaware of Ø Learn more about the companies • 4
Developing a Strategy Ø Pre- register Ø Research the companies attending Ø Ø Build a detailed resume for each company you intend on visiting Survey the layout of the fair • 5
Developing a Strategy (cont. ) Ø Prepare a 1 minute presentation Ø Resume written for each company Ø Resumes labeled for each employer Ø Follow-up • 6
Tips For Success Ø Stick to your strategy Ø Network with recruiters outside your field Ø Experiences, Skills & Abilities Ø Have questions for the recruiter • 7
Tips for Success (cont. ) Ø Use the recruiter’s name Ø Maintain eye contact Ø Smile Ø Dress professionally Ø Network with fellow job seekers • 8
Tips for Success (cont. ) Ø Collect business cards Ø Grab some company literature Ø Supporting Documents Cover letter Ø Portfolio Ø Reference list Ø Letters of recommendation Ø • 9
Body Language Ø What is your body language saying about you? Ø Message being sent 7% Words Ø Tone 38% Ø 55% Body Language Ø Ø Dress professionally • 10
Questions to Ask the Recruiter Ø What do you like most about working at _____ ? Ø What is the organization’s culture like? Ø What is involved in the hiring process? • 11
Wrapping Things Up Ø Revisit your 1 st choice Ø Follow up on promises Ø Send Thank You cards Follow-up Sales Pitch Ø Restate why you want the job Ø • 12