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How to Work a Job Fair. Sponsored by. Job Fair Jump-Start Provided by the Career Center. What’s a BSU job fair like?. Before the Job Fair. Prepare. Research the list of employers. Fall Career Fair Cardinal Job Fair Create an “elevator speech.”. Before the Job Fair. Prepare.

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how to work a job fair

How to Work a Job Fair

Sponsored by

Job Fair Jump-Start

Provided by the Career Center

before the job fair
Before the Job Fair

Prepare

  • Research the list of employers.
    • Fall Career Fair
    • Cardinal Job Fair
  • Create an “elevator speech.”
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Before the Job Fair

Prepare

  • Prepare your résumé.
  • Develop short answers to the “typical” interview questions.
  • Prepare your interview attire.
    • http://www.bsu.edu/careers/students/interviewing/dressing/
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During the Job Fair

  • Arrive early . . . stay as late as possible.
  • Follow a “floor map“ strategy.
  • Wear professional clothing.
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During the Job Fair

  • Approach each table.
  • Deliver your elevator speech.
  • Answer and ask questions.
  • Gather company materials.
  • Ask about next steps.
  • Thank the employer.
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After the Job Fair

  • Review, record, and follow through.
  • Send thank-you notes (especially after an interview).
  • Continue to follow up.
resources for the search
Resources for the Search
  • Career and Experiential Learning Lab
    • Lucina Hall 235
  • Bracken Library
    • www.bsu.edu/library
    • Click on “databases”
      • Business Source Premier
      • LexisNexis Academic - Business
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Resources for the Search
  • Career Center Web site
    • http://www.bsu.edu/careers/
  • Links to Explore
    • http://www.bsu.edu/careers/students/links/
  • Cardinal Career Link
    • http://www.bsu.edu/careers/viewjobs/
  • Quintcareers.com
    • http://www.quintcareers.com/career_fair_resources.html
key attributes for successful job seekers
Key Attributes for Successful Job Seekers
  • First impressions at career fairs and campus interviews
  • Demonstrate good communication skills
  • Experience (internships, jobs)
  • Awards, honors, scholarships
  • Outside activities and leadership
  • Grades
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Questions?
  • Evaluation