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Job fair prep 4.05.10

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Job fair prep 4.05.10

  1. 1. Monday April 5 th , 2010 2:00 PM-4:00 PM Melissa Suey & Don Verrill Info Ctr Sign –up Job Fair Wed April 7th How to be productive @ Job Fairs Prepare for workshop
  2. 2. Preparing/Attending Job Fairs April 2010 CareerCenter Consultants Melissa Suey & Don Verrill
  3. 3. Plan Ahead
  4. 4. Checking the List <ul><ul><li>Well Groomed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proper Attire </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Great Self-Talk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focused </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resume copies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Know where to go </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Know what to say </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Know what to do </li></ul></ul>Job Fair Prep
  5. 5. <ul><li>Why attend a job fair? </li></ul><ul><li>To interact with employers </li></ul><ul><li>To leave resumes/completed applications </li></ul><ul><li>To get leads and network </li></ul><ul><li>To obtain interviews </li></ul><ul><li>To get employment </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Personal Appearance </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I look great. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I feel good. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Self-Talks </li></ul><ul><li>I am good. </li></ul><ul><li>Wonderful things will happen. </li></ul>Prepare
  7. 7. <ul><li>Resumes </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate </li></ul><ul><li>Proof Read </li></ul><ul><li>Numerous copies </li></ul><ul><li>Protective folder </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Why am I here? </li></ul><ul><li>What to say ? </li></ul><ul><li>To whom do I speak ? </li></ul><ul><li>What to do ? </li></ul>Prepare
  9. 9. Engage Be clear Be specific Be brief
  10. 10. <ul><li>Obtain list of Companies at job fair </li></ul><ul><li>Select appropriate employers </li></ul><ul><li>Locate & Approach </li></ul><ul><li>Greet </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce Self </li></ul><ul><li>Engage with dialogue </li></ul><ul><li>ASK Questions </li></ul>
  11. 11. “ Hi I’m Steve Jones” (wait for answer) “ What types of positions are you recruiting for today?” (wait for answer) “ I have [ telemarketing experience] ( or other skills, abilities, and experiences) which should be a good match for that position. I have my resume could I leave it. OR “ Would you like to see my resume?” Sample Q's
  12. 12. Ask about follow-up ex. What’s the next step? When will you hire? May I contact you? When is the best time?
  13. 13. Thank you always acceptable to say thanks
  14. 14. Checking the List <ul><ul><li>Well Groomed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proper Attire </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Great Self-Talk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focused </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resume copies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Know where to go </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Know what to say </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Know what to do </li></ul></ul>Job Fair Prep Let’s Review
  15. 15. Preparing/Attending Job Fairs April 2010 CareerCenter Consultants Melissa Suey & Don Verrill

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