Prepare for the Fair

Whether you’re attending a job fair on a college campus or one in the community, be prepared.  Remember, marketing is about buying or selling a product/service in the marketplace. That is what you are doing at the job fair, except YOU are the product.

 

People make an impression of you from what they see/hear in an instant so here are some recommendations:

  • Research the companies that will be represented at the job fair.  Pick three you like, review their website, and be ready to discuss specifics about that company.
  • Dress professionally
  • Bring business cards and resumes
  • Prepare a personal statement to explain what you’re looking for….and try to target this especially for the top three companies.
  • Exhibit high energy and a positive attitude
  • Shake hands when you meet someone…make it a firm handshake…and look them in the eye

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