10 Tips to Work a Career Fair Workshop

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10 Tips to Work a Career Fair Workshop

  1. 1. The CWS’ Ten TipsTo Work A Career Fair WorkshopCopyright 2013, Wellesley College Center for Work and Service
  2. 2. Tip #1: Dress is business casual. Do not wear jeans. Do wear slacks, a buttondown shirt or formal blouse.Stick to neutral tones.Ten Tips to Work A Career FairCopyright 2013, Wellesley College Center for Work and Service
  3. 3. Tip #2: Before going to The Fair, research the companies and organizationsattending, as well as the positions/programs for which they arerecruiting. Prioritize your time. Figure out which orgs you would like to contactfirst.Ten Tips to Work A Career FairCopyright 2013, Wellesley College Center for Work and Service
  4. 4. Tip #3: Register (RSVP) for The Fair In MyCWS by searching for The Fairfor the current year under CWS Events. The full listing of who’sattending can be found here.Ten Tips to Work A Career FairCopyright 2013, Wellesley College Center for Work and Service
  5. 5. Tip #4: Dont avoid a company or organization because it is unfamiliar. After you have visited all the companies and organizations, chat withrepresentatives from those organizations or companies that interestyou.Ten Tips to Work A Career FairCopyright 2013, Wellesley College Center for Work and Service
  6. 6. Tip #5: Approach the tables and pace your visits to be sure you have ampletime to visit the employers and organizations you want to target.Ten Tips to Work A Career FairCopyright 2013, Wellesley College Center for Work and Service
  7. 7. Tip #6: Greet company representatives with a firm handshake, ask pertinentquestions, and express interest in opportunities at the company, ororganization.Ten Tips to Work A Career FairCopyright 2013, Wellesley College Center for Work and Service
  8. 8. Tip #7: Take a look at the types of organizations you might want to visit inorder to assess how many resumes to bring. Then add a few extracopies for tables you might stop at if the time permits.Ten Tips to Work A Career FairCopyright 2013, Wellesley College Center for Work and Service
  9. 9. Tip #8: Collect business cards from every representative you visit. Takingcards is important so that you can contact recruiters after The Fair tofollow-up on next steps.Ten Tips to Work A Career FairCopyright 2013, Wellesley College Center for Work and Service
  10. 10. Tip #9: Is your LinkedIn profile up-to-date? Are your Facebook settingswhat you think they are? Make sure that your online presence ispolished and ready to go as you begin to network professionally.Ten Tips to Work A Career FairCopyright 2013, Wellesley College Center for Work and Service
  11. 11. Tip #10: Look for sign-up sheets at the recruiter tables in the event you areunable to chat with the representative or the representative, for somereason, is not at their table when you visit. Write your name and email addressclearly, as the recruiters takethese sheets back to their office to follow-up.Ten Tips to Work A Career FairCopyright 2013, Wellesley College Center for Work and Service

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