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International Advantage Session #2. Communicating at Career Fairs: Getting on a Schedule. Program. Appearance Greetings Opening Lines Holding the Floor Graceful Exits Role Plays Practice, practice, practice. Business Casual?. Women Dress/Skirt Heels Make-up? Men

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International advantage session 2

International Advantage Session #2

Communicating at Career Fairs: Getting on a Schedule


Program
Program

  • Appearance

  • Greetings

  • Opening Lines

  • Holding the Floor

  • Graceful Exits

  • Role Plays

  • Practice, practice, practice


Business casual
Business Casual?

Women

  • Dress/Skirt

  • Heels

  • Make-up?

    Men

  • Khakis or dress pants

  • No tennis shoes

  • Tie or jacket


Finishing touches
Finishing Touches

DO’S

Use deodorant

Mints

Use a lint brush

Check teeth/hair

Tuck in

Other thoughts?

DON’Ts

Use heavy perfume

Wear native dress

Eat garlic/onion


Opening lines
Opening Lines

  • I’m so glad you’re here!

  • I’d love to work at your company

  • I’ve been researching your company

  • Great/Exciting/wonderful display

  • What a great company!

  • Could I have a second of your time?


Greetings
Greetings

Hi

Hello

Jane, John

Ms. Smith/Mr. Jones

Madame/Ma’am/ Sir


Introductions
Introductions

  • Let me introduce myself:

    • My name is s-l-o-o-o-w and clear

    • I’m ________ (slow and clear)

    • Consider: short version, first name only

  • FIRM HAND SHAKE

  • LOOK AT THEM, SMILE

  • HAND THEM A RESUME


Interview schedule
Interview Schedule

  • My experience is a good/excellent/ great/perfect fit with your needs

  • I’d love to get on your interview schedule

  • I’d really like an opportunity to talk with you about my skills

  • My resume satisfies many of your requirements

  • I know your schedule’s full, but if you could fit me in, I can be really flexible about interviewing at your convenience.


Keeping their attention
Keeping Their Attention

Connect your experience with the

company:

  • I’ve _____.

  • You mentioned ______. That’s exactly what I did in Marketing class/project

  • I’m a great team player

  • You mentioned “globalization” – that’s me all the way!

  • My real strong point is ______.


Polite persistence
Polite Persistence

No Room on Schedule

Is there any way that can be altered?

Will there be any other opportunities to meet?

Can you make an exception please?

No Internationals

I’m authorized to work beginning June 1

It’s not as hard as you may think – here’s a flyer about visa regulations

The university has helped me make sure I’m legal


Visa question
Visa Question

  • Do NOT bring it up on your own

  • Assure them that for internship/1st year, they have no obligation

  • “If you’re really globalizing, who could be better?”

  • IF you prove yourself and they help you apply for an H-1B, you’ll pay for it, and you’ll be loyal for at least 3 years


Graceful exits
Graceful Exits

  • May I have your business card, please?

  • I enjoyed meeting you

  • Great! See you then!

  • Is it okay if I apply directly?

  • Could you recommend anyone in your company that may be interested in my abilities?

  • That’s too bad. I think we would be a good fit




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