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How to Work a Career Fair 2012

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Learn how to take advantage of a law school career fair. This presentation was created to prepare Lewis & Clark Students for the NW Public Service Career Fairs.

Learn how to take advantage of a law school career fair. This presentation was created to prepare Lewis & Clark Students for the NW Public Service Career Fairs.

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  • 1. How to Work a Career Fair
  • 2. Details.• Seattle Career Fair - February 3, 2012 at Seattle University.• Portland Career Fair - February 4, 2012, in Templeton at the L&C under grad campus.• 76 employers some at both fairs.• 525+ pre-registered students.• Table talk in the morning.• Interviews in the afternoon.
  • 3. Employers are looking. Are you what they are looking for?
  • 4. Attendees are connecting. Make your connection count.
  • 5. Preparing for the fair.Make a plan before you go, anddon’t forget to pack your resume.
  • 6. Bonjour!Table talk. Don’t be a wallflower.
  • 7. Path to table talk.• Approach confidently.• Ask about the office, and ask about the person.• Be ready to talk about yourself.• Do not monopolize.• Give a resume.• End strong.• Check-in if you have an interview.
  • 8. Follow through. Even for table talk.
  • 9. Interviews.It may be a little like speed datingand it may “just” be a volunteerposition, but it is still an interviewand it is still a job.
  • 10. Follow through. Always for interviews.
  • 11. Gold Shoes? No!
  • 12. Gold Suit? A hunk-a hunk-a burning no.
  • 13. Questions? Ask.