Make the Most of Careers Fairs

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Careers adviser presentation on how to make the most of careers fairs, including our own on 7 November 2012

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Make the Most of Careers Fairs

  1. 1. Make the most of Careers FairsCareers and Employability CentreAuthor
  2. 2. OverviewWhy attend?What to expectPreparationMaximize your timePracticeFollow upTitle of Presentation, Author
  3. 3. Why attend?Learn about specific employersExplore career sectorsResearch areas of interestEstablish personal contact with employersPractice your interviewing skillsMention it on your applicationMore??Title of Presentation, Author
  4. 4. What to Expect at GradFairOver 100 employers attendEmployer reps at tablesSeveral hundred students attendLots of noise and queues for popular employersTitle of Presentation, Author
  5. 5. To get the most out of the fair…It is helpful to:•research employers and positions in advance•identify how your background connects to employers needs•have a plan for navigating the fair to ensure you meet with theemployers you targetedTitle of Presentation, Author
  6. 6. Researching EmployersTo see employers attending go to the Careers and EmployabilityCentre’s Events Page www.sussex.ac.uk/careersWebsites - graduate careers pagesImpress employers by knowing what they doTitle of Presentation, Author
  7. 7. Your CVCreate a good impressionOne or two pagesEducation, experience & other activitiesUse the Careers and Employability CentreresourcesTitle of Presentation, Author
  8. 8. Creating a good impressionNotebookWhat to wearHow to look interestedHave a plan!Title of Presentation, Author
  9. 9. Meeting the employersExpect 3 – 7 minutes conversationIntroduce yourselfExplain how your background matchesOffer your CVDon’t apologise for lack of experienceSmile and look interestedTitle of Presentation, Author
  10. 10. Introduce yourself Hello, Im *****, and Im studying ********** My employment interests – include ********* I am seeking positions that ******* I spent a summer in ********* I volunteer with******** I graduate in June, I look forward to ****** How do you recruit graduates with my interests?Title of Presentation, Author
  11. 11. Follow upGet the name or business card for the people you speak toSend a message tomorrow – thank you … and confirming yourinterestApply!Title of Presentation, Author
  12. 12. Careers and Employability CentresupportWeb links to employers and professional bodiesCV writingOne to one discussionsBriefings & more employersTitle of Presentation, Author
  13. 13. Questions to askTitle of Presentation, Author

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