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Career Day Tips

101205-career-day-01.JPGHow Career Day Can Benefit You:

  • Enables you to establish job contacts with prospective employers
  • Enables you to explore career possibilities
  • Enables you to gather information about employers

How To Make Career Day Work For You:

  • Know which employers are attending Career Day
  • Research companies prior to Career Day
  • Clarify personal goals
  • Know which employers you want to see at Career Day
  • Prepare a well-written resume
  • Prepare a one-minute Commercial:
    • Introduce yourself
    • Let the employer know that you have researched his/her company
    • Express why you are interested in his/her organization
    • Let the employer know what you have to offer

What You Should Do On Career Day:

  • DRESS AND LOOK PROFESSIONAL
  • Do your best to relate your skills and interests to the needs of the employer
  • Answer questions quickly
  • Be open and honest
  • Maintain eye contact
  • Demonstrate good verbal skills
  • Give a good firm handshake
  • Show enthusiasm and interest
  • Take several copies of your resume and be sure they are easily accessible
  • Follow up on initial contact by telephone or through mail
  • Ask for: business card, name and phone number or e-mail of contact person, if different from the representative
  • Avoid distracting mannerisms
  • Speak clearly and concisely
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