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2 Career Center Job Fair $uccess Norman S. Stahl, Ph.D. Director, UH Hilo Career Services Press Left Mouse Button to Advance Slides

3 Career Center Spring Job & Internship Fair Monday, March 7, :00 a.m -- 2:00 p.m. Mookini Library Lanai All UH Hilo & Hawaii Community College Students & Alumni may Participate

4 Career Center Job Fairs Useful to Students Who Are: Looking for a JobExploring Careers

5 Career Center Job Fairs HELP YOU : Find Out About Available Positions Submit Your Resume in Person to Company Recruiters Make a Good First Impression Explore Career Fields Meet Representatives from Many Different Companies Develop Your Network of Business Contacts

6 Career Center Looking for a Job FIVE STEPS: Research Industry & Companies Prepare Your Resume & Get it Critiqued Dress for Success Meet, Greet, and Deliver a Sales Pitch Follow-Up

7 Career Center Job Fair Tips Before the Event: Research Companies You Want to Approach. Prepare Your Resume & Get it Critiqued. Develop & Practice a Short Sales Pitch.

8 Career Center Research Industry & Companies Visit Career Center Website to Obtain List of Participating Employers Identify 3 or 4 Organizations that Interest You. Use the Internet to Research Organizations of Interest to Determine: – Mission –Types of Positions Available –Skills & Experience Desired of Employees.

9 Career Center Prepare Your Resume Attend Our Resume Writing Workshop. Use Our Resume Writing Guide! Prepare a Resume Appropriate for Full Range of Positions You are Seeking. Visit the Career Center for a Critique.

10 Career Center Remember These Key Principles Your Job Fair Resume Should: Be Broad Enough to Cover All the Industries in Which You are Seeking Work Look Professional Be Easily Read Document Skills & Experience Stress Accomplishments

11 Career Center Be Easily Read Easily Read = Easily Scanned Consider using bullet format –Phrases not Sentences –One line per thought –One thought per line Judicious use of bold One page Thou Shalt Not Use Less Than 11 Point Font !

12 Career Center Stress Accomplishments & Quantify Results Generate a List of Accomplishments (See page 3 of Our Resume Writing Guide) Think Problems, Solutions, Results. Quantify with $ # % Grades Etc.

13 Career Center Develop Your Sales Pitch Be Prepared to Deliver a Brief Commercial about Yourself: –Overview of Your Talents, Skills & Experience –Brief Description of Your Career Goals –Explanation of Your Interest in the Company.

14 Career Center Job Fair Tips At the Job Fair: Dress to Impress Employers (Business Aloha Attire). Bring Several Copies of Your Resume. Watch & Listen from the Sidelines -- then Meet & Greet the Recruiters. Deliver Your Sales Pitch with Enthusiasm! Ask About Companys Recruiting Process. Get the Recruiters Business Cards.

15 Career Center Dress for Success Business Aloha Attire is Strongly Recommended! Appropriate Professional Attire Says, I am Serious About Working for You.

16 Career Center DRESS FOR SUCCESS Business Aloha Attire Conservative Clothing Clean Pressed Dress with Sleeves – or Suit w/ collared blouse Closed-toe Dress Shoes Minimal /No Perfume Conservative Earrings No visible Piercings other than earrings Turn Your Cell Phone OFF or leave it Home!!! NO Smoking or Gum Chewing

17 Career Center Meet, Greet, & Deliver Your Sales Pitch Visit Your Target Companies. Watch & Listen from the Sidelines Greet Recruiter Enthusiastically Deliver Your Sales Pitch. Give Recruiter a Copy of Your Resume.

18 Career Center Follow-Up Begins Immediately Get Recruiters Business Card and Ask Her/Him about Best Way to Follow Up. Thank Him/Her for Speaking with You. Before You Visit the Next Recruiter on Your List, Jot Down a Few Notes to Use in Your Follow-Up Contact.

19 Career Center Job Fair Tips After the Event: Follow-Up with The Recruiters. Ask for an Interview. Maintain Contact – Add the Recruiter to Your Network.

20 Career Center Follow-Up Write, , or Phone the Recruiter within a Few Days of the Career Fair Ask for an Interview!

21 Career Center Exploring Career Fields If You Are Not Seeking A Job or Internship, Use the Job Fair to Explore the Career Fields Represented at the Job Fair

22 Career Center Exploring Career Fields FOUR STEPS: Research Companies. Prepare Questions. Meet & Greet Recruiters. Use the Information You Gather.

23 Career Center Research Industry & Companies Use Career Kokua and Other Internet Sites to find out about Careers That Interest You: OR: –User ID*: uhhilo1 –Password*: {Visit UHH Career Center to obtain Password} Good only until 9/30/2005

24 Career Center Research Industry & Companies Visit the Career Center Website to Obtain List of Participating Employers. Use Internet to Research Organizations in Fields that Interest You. Generate a List of Questions that You Would Like to Ask about their Career Field.

25 Career Center Prepare Questions What Do You Most Enjoy About the _________ Industry? What Type of Courses & Experience Would Best Prepare Me for this Field? What Can I Do to Get a Head Start in this Field?

26 Career Center Prepare Questions What Distinguishes Your Company From Its Competitors? What Do You Like About Working for this Company? How Does Your Recruiting Process Work?

27 Career Center Meet & Greet Recruiters Visit When Recruiter is Not Overwhelmed with Other Students. Be Relaxed, Friendly & Enthusiastic. Ask Your Questions -- Take Notes. Get A Business Card for Future Reference.

28 Career Center Use The Information You Gather To Make Career Decisions or Plan Further Exploration. To Develop a Professional Network. To Create Internship Opportunities.

29 Career Center ? QUESTIONS ? Attend One of Our Live Job Fair Success Workshops Or Pick-up Our Job Fair Tips Flyer in the Career Center


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