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How to Work A Career Fair Do's And Don'ts

by Ashley Foster , Program Associate - September 12, 2017

 

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Regardless of major, academic year or future goals, There are benefits to attending career fairs. Career fairs can be intimidating but don't let that stop you. Here are a few "do's and don'ts" to help you get prepared.

Do:

  • Do your research on companies beforehand. Make sure to get a business card for follow-up.
  • Develop good questions. "What is a typical day like?" Could you describe the ideal candidate?"
  • Have an open mind. Think outside the box. Approach companies and discover their potential.
  • Remember this is a short interview. Be personable. Prepare to answer some common interview questions. You can find interview questions on the LinkedIn website.
  • Make sure you remember to dress professionally. Check out Boston University for Career Development for tips on professional dress.

Don't:

  • Don't take food or other distractions into the career fair.
  • Don't be afraid of the recruiter. They want to meet you!
  • Don't act like you're interested if you're not. Also, don't exaggerate your skills or abilities.
  • Don't complain about previous bosses or jobs.
  • Market Yourself. Don't just put your resume in a pile. Take time to "show them what you got."

Career Fair Guide

 

For more information:

 www.uca.edu/career

 www.bu.edu/careers

   www.LinkedIn.com

 

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