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1 Career Fair Etiquette Career Services Alliant International University M-8

2 Why Attend a Career Fair? Many employers all in one place Face to face contact Circulate your resume Networking Learn about different companies/organizations Practice your 30 second commercial

3 Preparation Get your resume together Visit Career Services Practice your 30 second commercial Research employers that interest you

4 30 Second Commercial Brief statement that tells someone about your education, work experience, skills and career goals. No personal information No more than 30 seconds- 1 minute

5 Appearance- Men Clean, well groomed. Shave or make sure facial hair is neat and trimmed Hair is clean and styled (long hair should be tied back) Professional Dress- suit/tie or nice pants, shirt/tie Visible tattoos should be covered No strong cologne

6 Appearance- Women Clean, well groomed. Make-up is ok, but not too heavy Hair is clean and styled Professional Dress- Suit, nice pants/skirt and blouse, no flashy jewelry Visible tattoos should be covered No strong perfume

7 At the Fair Decide which employer tables to visit Have your resume out and ready Some employer tables will be busy- be prepared to wait in line Plan to spend at least an hour there

8 What do you do when you’re in front of an employer? Smile, make eye contact, shake hands Introduce yourself Give your 30 second commercial Ask what types of positions are available Ask if you can leave your resume Ask for a business card Keep track of who you visited, left resumes with

9 After the Fair Follow up with an or personal note Thank the employer for their time Mention something specific that you discussed with the employer to jog his/her memory Inquire about an interview/next step


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