Thursday, October 21, 2010

Job Fair tips

Jessica Brosilion, Gateway Community College Career Services, Phoenix, apparently thinks job fairs are still happening.

Besides dressing nicely and bringing a resume, what else should you remember?

Listen, don’t blurt out your 1-minute elevator pitch.

Research who is coming and determine which companies are of interest. Call the contact number and get a list. Go to the websites. Check locations.

Have a short spiel ready, like a TV commercial for yourself.

Try to establish a followup. “May I call you in a day or two?” or: “Here is my card if you need more information.”

Act like you would like to work there—that is my advice. People don’t want the blasé, bored, beaten-down, snippy one.

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