The Essential Guide to Career Fair Success
No matter what year you are, going to a career fair is both an exciting and daunting task. You’ll see representatives from really cool companies, along with organizations you’ve never heard of. And all of them will be talking to you about their company culture, available positions, and much more. How do you prepare?
Research the companies at the fair. Much of the time, recruiters at these career fairs hear, “So, what does your company do?” It is much more impressive for them to meet a recruit who says they have done research and can say that they’re interested in the company. Not only will this make you look good to companies, but it will also help you narrow down the booths you want to go to, making your career fair experience far more efficient. The research you do does not have to be extremely time-consuming – a quick look on their website to find out exactly what the company does is really the maximum of what you need to do. You can also prepare your elevator pitch and have it ready for the companies you want to work for. This leaves room for more interesting questions.
Speaking of questions, ask them. Some sample questions that you could ask are below, and this list is just a beginning:
- What is the company culture like?
- Tell me about the most meaningful project you (or your team) have worked on.
- What are some projects I could work on?>
- Tell me about some opportunities interns have gotten after their internships.
- What is your interview process like?
- Is there something missing from my resume that would make me a good fit for your company?
- What can I do to improve my skills before we speak next?
- How do I apply for this position?
Be respectful of the recruiter’s time. If you are in a super long line, make sure you’re not trying to talk to the recruiter for 20 minutes.…Continue Reading Article