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how to work a career fair

is brought to you by:

How to Work a Career Fair

100 Holtz Hall

Manhattan, KS 66506

www.k-state.edu/ces [email protected] (785) 532-6506

how to work a career fair2

How to Work a Career Fair

Kerri Day Keller, Director

Career & Employment Services

what do i want out of the fair
What Do I Want Out of the Fair?
  • Learn about opportunities & employers
  • Identify openings
  • Test out job search skills
  • Network and get advice
  • Land a JOB!
prepare job search tools
Prepare Job Search Tools

Resume

Networking Card

Willy Wildcat

May 2007 graduate in Sociology seeking public relations position with a non-profit organization

Mid-Campus Drive [email protected]

Manhattan, KS 66506 785-532-6506

www.k-state.edu/willyswebpage

identify job targets
Identify Job Targets
  • Review job functions and industries
  • Inventory qualifications
  • Prepare introductory “commercial”
ten second sound bite
Ten Second Sound Bite
  • I have……
    • Experience - Degree - Skills
  • I’m looking for…..
    • Position - Industry - Location

TRY IT!!

research employers
Research Employers

www.k-state.edu/ces

what should i do during
What Should I Do DURING
  • Initiate Approach
      • Shake hands
      • Present “commercial”
      • Offer resume or card
  • Move on to Mini-Interview
      • OR seek advice
  • Inquire about Next Steps
what should i do after
What Should I Do AFTER
  • Send Follow-up Correspondence
  • Prepare for Next Step
  • Reflect on What You Learned
success before during after
Success: Before, During, After
  • Build Confidence
  • Identify Best Fit
  • Create Positive First Impression
  • Land a Job You’ll Look Forward To!
resources
Resources
  • www.k-state.edu/ces
  • www.collegegrad.com
  • www.careerconferences.com

All-University Career Fair

Bramlage Coliseum from 11am-4pm

Tues, September 23 (K-Z)

Wed, September 24 (A-J)

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is brought to you by:

How to Work a Career Fair

100 Holtz Hall

Manhattan, KS 66506

www.k-state.edu/ces [email protected] (785) 532-6506

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