How to Work a Career Fair
Details.• Seattle Career Fair - February 3,  2012 at Seattle University.• Portland Career Fair - February  4, 2012, in Tem...
Employers are looking.   Are you what they are looking for?
Attendees are connecting.   Make your connection count.
Preparing for the fair.Make a plan before you go, anddon’t forget to pack your resume.
Bonjour!Table talk.   Don’t be a wallflower.
Path to table talk.• Approach confidently.• Ask about the office, and ask  about the person.• Be ready to talk about yours...
Follow through.   Even for table talk.
Interviews.It may be a little like speed datingand it may “just” be a volunteerposition, but it is still an interviewand i...
Follow through.   Always for interviews.
Gold Shoes?   No!
Gold Suit?   A hunk-a hunk-a burning no.
Questions? Ask.
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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.

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How to Work a Career Fair 2012

  1. 1. How to Work a Career Fair
  2. 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. 3. Employers are looking. Are you what they are looking for?
  4. 4. Attendees are connecting. Make your connection count.
  5. 5. Preparing for the fair.Make a plan before you go, anddon’t forget to pack your resume.
  6. 6. Bonjour!Table talk. Don’t be a wallflower.
  7. 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. 8. Follow through. Even for table talk.
  9. 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. 10. Follow through. Always for interviews.
  11. 11. Gold Shoes? No!
  12. 12. Gold Suit? A hunk-a hunk-a burning no.
  13. 13. Questions? Ask.

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