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Maximize your Job Fair Experience
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There are many myths surrounding job fairs. Which of these have you heard? We'll help dispel a few so you can Maximize your Job Fair Experience...

There are many myths surrounding job fairs. Which of these have you heard? We'll help dispel a few so you can Maximize your Job Fair Experience...

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  • Using a job fair as part of your job search can be a productive strategy for finding great work. This presentation will help you better prepare to participate in a future DePaul Job and Internship Fair
  • Using a job fair as part of your job search can be a productive strategy for finding great work. This presentation will help you better prepare to participate in a future DePaul Job and Internship Fair
  • If you need extra time reading the content on each screen, you can hit the pause button anytime during the presentation.What you need to know: How to prepare to be effective at a job fair visit.How to make an impression at the fair.How to follow-up after the fair.
  • If you need extra time reading the content on each screen, you can hit the pause button anytime during the presentation.What you need to know: How to prepare to be effective at a job fair visit.How to make an impression at the fair.How to follow-up after the fair.
  • If you need extra time reading the content on each screen, you can hit the pause button anytime during the presentation.What you need to know: How to prepare to be effective at a job fair visit.How to make an impression at the fair.How to follow-up after the fair.
  • There are lots of myths out there surrounding job fairs, you may have already heard of some of them. There are 6 common myths we are going to address today. (Can add pause)Myths:You can’t really prepare for a job fair.Your only successful at a job fair if you get a job offer.Job fairs are only for new grads.
  • There are lots of myths out there surrounding job fairs, you may have already heard of some of them. There are 6 common myths we are going to address today. (Can add pause)Myths:You can’t really prepare for a job fair.Your only successful at a job fair if you get a job offer.Job fairs are only for new grads.It’s impossible to make an impression at a job fair with all those other people.Job fairs are just for companies to promote their brand, not to make any real connectionsAll they do at job fairs is tell you to go to their website, so it’s useless to even go.
  • Let’s talk about the reality of those job fair myths to help you get an optimum experience when you attend an upcoming job fair. Let’s start with number 1– “you can’t get prepared for a job fair.”
  • Preparation is key for a productive job fair experience. Step one is to register online on depaul.experience.com to research potential employers who will be at the fair.
  • The second step once you login to Experience is to obtain an employer list from the website.Study the participating employers which you are most interested in. Start building a list of the employers you are most likely to want to work for. The registered organizations profiles will include the majors the employers are looking for and the types of experience levels they are hiring. Look to see exactly what they’re hiring for.
  • The second step once you login to Experience is to obtain an employer list from the website.Study the participating employers which you are most interested in. Start building a list of the employers you are most likely to want to work for. The registered organizations profiles will include the majors the employers are looking for and the types of experience levels they are hiring. Look to see exactly what they’re hiring for.
  • The second step once you login to Experience is to obtain an employer list from the website.Study the participating employers which you are most interested in. Start building a list of the employers you are most likely to want to work for. The registered organizations profiles will include the majors the employers are looking for and the types of experience levels they are hiring. Look to see exactly what they’re hiring for.
  • The third step in preparation is to research the employers. You want to spend a great deal of prep time studying all the information you can on the organizations’ backgrounds and be prepared to talk about it with the recruiters. Once you have decided who you most want talk to, go to the organization’s website and find out as much as you can about the organization.Be prepared to ask questions that show insight and commonalities about your background and the organization. (Can add Pause)
  • The third step in preparation is to research the employers. You want to spend a great deal of prep time studying all the information you can on the organizations’ backgrounds and be prepared to talk about it with the recruiters. Once you have decided who you most want talk to, go to the organization’s website and find out as much as you can about the organization.Be prepared to ask questions that show insight and commonalities about your background and the organization. (Can add Pause)
  • Once you study what the organizations are hiring for decide if you’re a fit. Study the job fair map to know that locations of the companies you most want to talk to.
  • Once you study what the organizations are hiring for decide if you’re a fit. Study the job fair map to know that locations of the companies you most want to talk to.
  • When doing your research, here are some of the kind of questions you need to get answered to be adequately prepared. Remember the more informed you are, the more effective you will be in your conversation with employers.
  • Recruiter voice – “As a recruiter, I want to see a focused, prepared and informed candidate.”Let’s look at some questions to expect.
  • Here are some common questions that interviewers use. Practice responses for these or similar questions. (Add a Pause)
  • Here are some sample questions to ask the recruiters when you get the chance. Think of some additional questions that fit with the research you’ve done. Your goals are to show your interest in the organization and find out more about their needs. Ideally, you want to be as specific as possible. For example, a questions might be “What does an auditor career track look like in your company?” (Add a pause)
  • Here are some sample questions to ask the recruiters when you get the chance. Think of some additional questions that fit with the research you’ve done. Your goals are to show your interest in the organization and find out more about their needs. Ideally, you want to be as specific as possible. For example, a questions might be “What does an auditor career track look like in your company?” (Add a pause)
  • You need to decide on a job fair strategy “Why am I attending the fair? – To get an interview with a company, to network or both?” No one gets hired at a job fair, it’s a place to make initial contacts with employers, learn about organizations and network. The fairs are another strategy in your job search process. It is the optimum setting to establish some employer contacts. Employers use job fairs as a strategy for screening candidates. Take a minute after talking with a recruiter and make some notes on your conversation. Decide who you are most interested in and follow-up with them. It’s after the fair that employers will contact their top applicants after for a formal interview.
  • You need to decide on a job fair strategy “Why am I attending the fair? – To get an interview with a company, to network or both?” No one gets hired at a job fair, it’s a place to make initial contacts with employers, learn about organizations and network. The fairs are another strategy in your job search process. It is the optimum setting to establish some employer contacts. Employers use job fairs as a strategy for screening candidates. Take a minute after talking with a recruiter and make some notes on your conversation. Decide who you are most interested in and follow-up with them. It’s after the fair that employers will contact their top applicants after for a formal interview.
  • You need to decide on a job fair strategy “Why am I attending the fair? – To get an interview with a company, to network or both?” No one gets hired at a job fair, it’s a place to make initial contacts with employers, learn about organizations and network. The fairs are another strategy in your job search process. It is the optimum setting to establish some employer contacts. Employers use job fairs as a strategy for screening candidates. Take a minute after talking with a recruiter and make some notes on your conversation. Decide who you are most interested in and follow-up with them. It’s after the fair that employers will contact their top applicants after for a formal interview.
  • Remember follow-up can be key. Use those notes you took at the fair to follow up with employers afterwards. A thank you letter and e-mail can make you stand out from the other candidates, use the correspondence as an additional opportunity to market yourself.
  • Job Fairs are for anyone looking for a job, internship or wanting to make contacts with employers.You will see people at different stages in their career path at the fair: current students, graduating seniors, graduate students and alumni. Attendees can use the fair to learn about organizations, network, and find out about future opportunities As you can see by these sample opportunities at a prior fair, employers come to recruit entry level and experienced candidates as well as interns. This can also help you strategize your top targets. (Can put in a Pause)
  • Job Fairs are for anyone looking for a job, internship or wanting to make contacts with employers.You will see people at different stages in their career path at the fair: current students, graduating seniors, graduate students and alumni. Attendees can use the fair to learn about organizations, network, and find out about future opportunities As you can see by these sample opportunities at a prior fair, employers come to recruit entry level and experienced candidates as well as interns. This can also help you strategize your top targets. (Can put in a Pause)
  • Job Fairs are for anyone looking for a job, internship or wanting to make contacts with employers.You will see people at different stages in their career path at the fair: current students, graduating seniors, graduate students and alumni. Attendees can use the fair to learn about organizations, network, and find out about future opportunities As you can see by these sample opportunities at a prior fair, employers come to recruit entry level and experienced candidates as well as interns. This can also help you strategize your top targets. (Can put in a Pause)
  • Myth # 4. You can make an impression in a short time, remember, these are screening interviews. Employers remember applicants that have a well prepared pitch, then ask questions that show their interest and research in the company. When appropriate, hand the employer your resume. A prepared approach, a good connection, and follow-up is key to be more memorable. Recruiter voice: “We are experienced at using job fairs as a recruitment strategy to find impressive candidates in a brief interaction. You will stand out to me if you dressed professionally, have a presence about you, make eye contact and have a strong handshake Are you prepared to answer my questions? Make your comments brief, to the point, interesting and beneficial to me. Be sure to have some questions ready for me also. Show me you have done your homework.”
  • Myth # 4. You can make an impression in a short time, remember, these are screening interviews. Employers remember applicants that have a well prepared pitch, then ask questions that show their interest and research in the company. When appropriate, hand the employer your resume. A prepared approach, a good connection, and follow-up is key to be more memorable. Recruiter voice: “We are experienced at using job fairs as a recruitment strategy to find impressive candidates in a brief interaction. You will stand out to me if you dressed professionally, have a presence about you, make eye contact and have a strong handshake Are you prepared to answer my questions? Make your comments brief, to the point, interesting and beneficial to me. Be sure to have some questions ready for me also. Show me you have done your homework.”
  • (Screen shot of a resume) (Recruiter voice) Are you paying attention to the information we are giving you? Do you speak to us with confidence in your product – You? Are you prepared with thought-out questions about our organization? Be ready to give us a 30 second pitch to market yourself. I’ll ask you for your resume once we have conversed about the nature of the organization and opportunities. Don’t forget to exchange business cards with me before you leave my table.”
  • (picture of a sample name tag) One of the first things you do when greeting an employer is shakes hands. Part of your professional presence is your name tag. Pick up your blank name tag at the registration table before you enter the Job Fair. Fill out your name tag legibly. Recruiter voice “As a recruiter, I find its best for you to wear your name tag on your right lapel of your suit so I see it immediately when shaking hands.”
  • (picture of a sample name tag) One of the first things you do when greeting an employer is shakes hands. Part of your professional presence is your name tag. Pick up your blank name tag at the registration table before you enter the Job Fair. Fill out your name tag legibly. Recruiter voice “As a recruiter, I find its best for you to wear your name tag on your right lapel of your suit so I see it immediately when shaking hands.”
  • (picture of a sample name tag) One of the first things you do when greeting an employer is shakes hands. Part of your professional presence is your name tag. Pick up your blank name tag at the registration table before you enter the Job Fair. Fill out your name tag legibly. Recruiter voice “As a recruiter, I find its best for you to wear your name tag on your right lapel of your suit so I see it immediately when shaking hands.”
  • (Picture of a recruiter and applicant) Are you ready to give your 30 second pitch, let’s hear one candidate’s. (in a student voice) “Hi, my name is Jane Stanford, I’m a Management major graduating in June. I have a 3.25 GPA and am looking for an entry level HR position to start in next summer.” Doesn’t tell you much, does it? Let’s try it again with a little more information.
  • This is your chance to sell yourself with a well thought out pitch. The pitch has several components – first give your name and status, are you student or alumni- and in which academic program? Then continue to add what your main work experiences have been and any accomplishments and skills. Explain what makes you unique, your selling point, how can you best benefit a future employer. You want to stand out from the competition. Don’t forget to mention what you are looking for. (Can add a Pause)
  • Let’s try that pitch again (In a student voice) “Hi my name is Jane Stanford and I am a Senior with a management major and a Spanish minor wanting a career in HR. I have a 3.25 GPA and will be graduating in June. I have completed two internships in both an HR department and with a College Relations team. As part of the College Relations team, I learned about recruiting and staffing and was allowed to participate in some recruitment events. As a HR intern I assisted in the re-write of a new Employee Handbook. I am bi-lingual and have experience recruiting diverse candidates. I am interested in an entry level position on a recruiting team. “ Better, right? The recruiter will surely want to know more about this candidate.
  • Let’s try that pitch again (In a student voice) “Hi my name is Jane Stanford and I am a Senior with a management major and a Spanish minor wanting a career in HR. I have a 3.25 GPA and will be graduating in June. I have completed two internships in both an HR department and with a College Relations team. As part of the College Relations team, I learned about recruiting and staffing and was allowed to participate in some recruitment events. As a HR intern I assisted in the re-write of a new Employee Handbook. I am bi-lingual and have experience recruiting diverse candidates. I am interested in an entry level position on a recruiting team. “ Better, right? The recruiter will surely want to know more about this candidate.
  • (Show some companies brands) Lots of people think that companies are just trying to keep their name afloat. Recruiter voice comments: “The job fairs do help us build our brand and showcase our organizations, but there are other reasons we participate. The career fair is the first step in the process of building relationships with applicants. It’s convenient for us; we can see a large number of applicants in just a few hours. We are familiar with the university and its programs and many times can time our participation in the fairs in advance of some on-campus recruiting activities. “
  • (Show some companies brands) Lots of people think that companies are just trying to keep their name afloat. Recruiter voice comments: “The job fairs do help us build our brand and showcase our organizations, but there are other reasons we participate. The career fair is the first step in the process of building relationships with applicants. It’s convenient for us; we can see a large number of applicants in just a few hours. We are familiar with the university and its programs and many times can time our participation in the fairs in advance of some on-campus recruiting activities. “
  • (Show some companies brands) Lots of people think that companies are just trying to keep their name afloat. Recruiter voice comments: “The job fairs do help us build our brand and showcase our organizations, but there are other reasons we participate. The career fair is the first step in the process of building relationships with applicants. It’s convenient for us; we can see a large number of applicants in just a few hours. We are familiar with the university and its programs and many times can time our participation in the fairs in advance of some on-campus recruiting activities. “
  • (Show some companies brands) Lots of people think that companies are just trying to keep their name afloat. Recruiter voice comments: “The job fairs do help us build our brand and showcase our organizations, but there are other reasons we participate. The career fair is the first step in the process of building relationships with applicants. It’s convenient for us; we can see a large number of applicants in just a few hours. We are familiar with the university and its programs and many times can time our participation in the fairs in advance of some on-campus recruiting activities. “
  • Recruiter voice: “When recruiting, we are not just interested in your documents, we want to get to know you as a candidate. Recruiters are experienced at using job fairs as a recruitment strategy to find impressive candidates in a brief interaction. I’m impressed by your comments that are brief, to the point, interesting and beneficial to me. Be sure to have some questions ready for me also. Show me you have done your homework. Don’t be discouraged, many of us have internal processes which require on-line applications”(Add photo of a recruiter and candidate)
  • Remember follow-up can be key. Use those notes you took at the fair to follow up with employers afterwards. A thank you letter and e-mail can make you stand out from the other candidates, use the correspondence as an additional opportunity to market yourself.
  • If you need extra time reading the content on each screen, you can hit the pause button anytime during the presentation.What you need to know: How to prepare to be effective at a job fair visit.How to make an impression at the fair.How to follow-up after the fair.
  • Using a job fair as part of your job search can be a productive strategy for finding great work. This presentation will help you better prepare to participate in a future DePaul Job and Internship Fair
  • Transcript

    • 1. Prepare.
    • 2. Prepare.Impress.
    • 3. Prepare.Impress.Follow-up.
    • 4. http://DePaul.Experience.com
    • 5. Companies Coming:
    • 6. Companies Coming:
    • 7. Do your homework before you go:
    • 8. Do your homework before you go: Prioritize your top choices Find out as much as you can about the organizations Anticipate employer questions
    • 9. Prioritize Your Top Choices
    • 10. Prioritize Your Top Choices Ask Yourself:  “After seeing exactly what they are hiring for, am I a match with my major and experience?”  “Who do I want to talk to first?”  “Which companies are on my priority list?”
    • 11. Prioritize Your Top Choices Research Questions: Find out as much as you can:  What is the culture of this organization?  What does this company do?  Has this organization been in the news lately?  What’s the reputation of the top executives?  What is the company’s mission?  Who are their main competitors?  What is their hiring process?
    • 12. Anticipate Employer Questions:
    • 13. Anticipate Employer Questions: Tell me about yourself Why did you decide to major in marketing? What do you know about our organization? Tell me about your proudest accomplishment? Why do you want to work for us?
    • 14. Prepare to askquestions too:
    • 15. Prepare to ask questions too:What kind of skills andexperiences do you look for inan ideal candidate?Are there other jobsavailable besides those listedin Experience?Will there be opportunities forongoing training? Are there specific careertracks in the company?
    • 16. Define Your Own Job Fair win.
    • 17. After the Fair
    • 18. Myth # 3: Job Fairs are just for new grads
    • 19. Job Fair Myths• You can’t really prepare for a job fair.• Job Fairs are a waste of time, you’re only successful at a job fair if you get a job offer.• Job fairs are only for new grads.
    • 20. Have a professional presence Have a Listen Greet the stack of Smileactively and employer well- often, make show with a firm written eye contact interest handshake resumes with you
    • 21. Recruiter Tips to Impress Keep your resume to one page if possible. Cover letters aren’t necessary, you are your cover letter. Bring a business card. Be prepared to market your brand…
    • 22. The 30 Second Pitch
    • 23. The 30 Second Pitch•Who are you?•Where did you work?•What are theexperiences and skills yougained andaccomplishments youcontributed?•Why are you unique?•Which position are youbest suited for and whydo you want to work forthem?
    • 24. Did you know? Common feedback we get from employers is that students are challenged by connecting clear examples of their skills and accomplishments to fit employer needs.
    • 25. Myth #4: Job Fairs are just a place for companies topromote their brand, they have no openings.
    • 26. It’s useless to talk to recruiters when they are nottaking resumes and just refer you to their website.
    • 27. After the Fair
    • 28. Prepare.Impress.Follow-up.
    • 29. Visit CareerCenter.DePaul.edufor more information

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