Posted by: adrienehill | March 17, 2009

Tips for Job Fairs

Monster is having a job fair this Thursday at McCormick Place.  UIC is also holding a Spring Diversity Job Fair that day.

A few tips for making the job fair format work for you–

Resume Tips for Job Fair Success  from Monster includes this bit of good advice:

“Request a business card from each hiring manager, and jot down a few notes immediately after each conversation — this will help refresh your memory when you follow up. Email or mail a thank-you note within 24 hours of the job fair.”

Full Time Job Fair Tipsfrom NIU suggests:

“Practice the summary so that you feel comfortable and confident in your presentation, but avoid sounding as though you’ve memorized a script. Don’t read from notes. ”

And check out the advice our experts gave during our first Hard Working coffee house.

What’s your experience at job fairs?  Are they a good place to make connections?  Find work?  Or are they a waste of time?


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