Shake hands when the representative offers his/her hand
Remember to take with you
Copies of your resume in all versions tailored to different career choices
A few pens and pencils
A folder or portfolio for collecting material
Paper or tablet for taking notes
Know your strengths and practice relating them to the organization’s needs
Be ready to relate your background to the organization's need. Practice introducing
yourself, research the company, and relate how your background and education can
benefit the company.
Take good notes! Handwritten, pertinent follow-up and thank-you notes are essential.
In addition, you want to be able to remember with whom you interviewed and had discussions.
Flip flops or sandals
Shorts or beachwear
Bellies or underwear exposed
Tattoos or piercings exposed
Too short, too tight, or too revealing
Interrupting or slumping
We teach manners
Employers send representatives to career fairs to find the most qualified job applicants.
It is a pre-screening activity. Recruiters may travel all over the country looking
for the right person for the job or internship.
With this in mind, a career fair is a perfect place to meet representatives from
companies of interest who could assist you in opening the door to opportunities.
Moreover, statistics indicate that an internship assists in becoming more hirable.
So, taking the career fair seriously and knowing how to prepare is vital. In fact,
preparing for a career fair is very similar to preparing for an interview.
Dress more casual than you would be for a formal interview, but show them that you
are serious! And always remember, when in doubt, go for the conservative look. >>