Presentation on theme: "Preparing for a Career Fair Follow these EASY steps to succeed at a career fair or any other networking event!"— Presentation transcript:
Preparing for a Career Fair Follow these EASY steps to succeed at a career fair or any other networking event!
Before a Career Fair Critique & finalize your resume Participate in walk-in-advising at Toppel- no appointment necessary Have plenty to hand out Register on HireACane.com or update your accountHireACane.com Many companies will interview candidates after a fair, so it’s important to have your account up & running Upload your resume to HireACane.comHireACane.com Do your company research Review the Career Fair company list on HireACane.comHireACane.com Research companies online & take notes!
During a Career Fair Dress for success Professional dress is MANDATORY and strictly enforced! Review guidelines on our website by clicking on Professional Dress CardsProfessional Dress Cards Strategize Identify your top choices and use the company layout to locate them at the Fair Give yourself time to visit all your top companies, but remain flexible enough to visit others Never leave a booth without a recruiter’s business card! Sell yourself Don’t’ wait for recruiters to pull it out of you – show them what you have to offer! Use your research – tell them something interesting you learned about their company (recruiters love this)
After a Career Fair Follow up Send a thank you note within 24 hours– make sure they remember you Always be professional Start the application process Do they require you to fill out an online application? Is testing involved? On-campus interviews Are they interviewing on-campus? If so, get on their schedule using HireACane.comHireACane.com
When in Doubt Visit the Toppel Career Center to have your resume critiqued: Monday – Thursday,10:00 am-4:30 pm (Summer hours: Monday – Thursday, 2:00-4:00 pm) No appointment necessary Attend an interviewing skills workshop Schedule a mock interview with a career adviser on HireACane.com (must have attended an interviewing skills workshop beforehand) HireACane.com Call us at 305-284-5451 Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org@miami.edu