Putting Your Best Foot Forward at Campus Job Fairs

Hiring Technical People

You’ve worked hard for years earning your college degree. Now you feel ready to play a vital role programming, troubleshooting or engineering for a high-profile company or organization — but have you prepared for the campus job fairs that might actually open those doors for you? Just as you would routinely perform the preliminary research needed for any important project, you should research the job fair in advance.

Benefits of Job Fairs

Resume Bear

Are you searching for a job or a new career? If so, you may have searched for jobs online or in your newspaper’s employment section. Although these are great resources, you may want to think about attending a job fair, as they are a great way to find available job positions. Job fairs are events that are often free and held in large public places. Most job fairs are held at hotels or in shopping malls.

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Having a Strategy is Key to Job Fair Success

Workology

The spring college recruiting season will soon be in full effect. Seniors — hungry for their dream jobs — and juniors — hoping to land internships — will be armed with resumes and dressed in suits. To many job seekers (entry-level or not), attending career fairs is a daunting but necessary task. And, once in the midst of a fair, you could quickly become intimidated or overwhelmed. YOUR WORK ISN’T OVER WHEN THE FAIR SHUTS DOWN.

Tips for Setting Up a Job Fair Booth

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Tips for Setting Up a Job Fair Booth. Job fairs give students and recent graduates a great opportunity to meet with local businesses and employers. As employers compete for limited talent, attending a job or career fair can be a great way to attract more candidates.

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7 Tips for a Job Fair

Resume Bear

First impressions are everything at a Job Fair. We bring you some tips to make the most of a Job Fair. It is important that you attend the career fair with a resume, and it should be printed on actual resume paper. You don’t want to exclude something that will help set you apart from everyone else at the career fair. It is easy to decide you are willing to do anything for anyone for your dream job.

MEMO TO: New College Grads

Ms. Career Girl

It’s that time of year when college seniors are looking forward to receiving their diplomas after four or more years of time consuming and costly schooling. Parents, college professors and the media have told them that a college degree is the way to a job that will bring satisfaction, fulfillment and a fat paycheck. Get the diploma, send out a few “dynamite” resumes, and a job will follow. Job satisfaction, fulfillment and life/work balance are secondary.

Are Job Fairs a Good Use of Your Job Search Time?

Career Alley

CareerAlley Career advice, job search advice and job search site reviews Comments By Email Posts Jobs powered by Simply Hired « Job Search – Everyone has a Story to Tell Job Hunting – What Have You Been Doing Lately? » Are Job Fairs a Good Use of Your Job Search Time? Therefore, you have to be strategic in how you use your time during your job search. 2) Are the companies at the job fair actually hiring?

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Job Searching Tips For Soon To Be College Graduates

RedStarResume

Have a Job Searching Game Plan: The job searching process takes time—months in fact, so if you decide this is the route you want to take after college, it’s important to get a head start senior year if you want to have a job lined up after graduation. If you’re not sure exactly which job types you’re looking for, make some time early during the year to figure it out. What industries are you trying to get into and which entry level job positions will you seek?

Now Hiring! The Value of Virtual Job Fairs

Career Rocketeer

It would be pretty irresponsible to up and move across the country without a job already in place…but it’s not exactly easy to interview and search out positions from the opposite coast. About 10 years ago, a new phenomenon, the virtual job fair , began popping up. Unlike the traditional job fair, the virtual job fair allows for interactions between employers and job seekers to take place “online,” thus saving both sides time and money.

Ep 79 – How Recruiters Can WOW Candidates at College Career Fairs

Workology

Even though we are living in a digital world, career and job fairs remain an effective way for talent acquisition and recruiting leaders to engage candidates. A 2015 survey by Nicole Dessain, the co-author of Handbook of Human Resources Management found that 84% of respondents participated in university career fairs. Episode 79: How To Wow Candidates at Career & Job Fairs with Kim Hollenshead ( @kimhollenshead ). Using Facebook as a Virtual Career Fair.

2016 59

Top Career To-Dos for College Juniors and Seniors

Ms. Career Girl

The post Top Career To-Dos for College Juniors and Seniors appeared first on Ms. Here are a few simple things you can do this fall to help you land a job after graduation. Career Advice for College Juniors It’s never too early to start preparing for the professional world. A college degree and up-to-date technical skills aren’t all you need to land your first job. Visit your college career center. Career Advice for College Seniors Congratulations, senior!

2015 148

Tips for Hiring Recent College Grads #shrm14

Workology

Graduation season is upon us, which means a lot of recent college grads entering the job market. For young college grads it is a time to enter the professional world and start building a career, and for older graduates, it may mean entering a new career field. There is a lot of new talent entering the job search pool, which is a plus for employers trying to fill open positions. In today’s post, we will look at some tips for hiring recent college graduates.

Job Fair Tip: Consider It An Interview

Resume Boutique

™ This blog contains resume and interview tips for professionals and students by the founder of Resume Boutique, Randi Lewis, a recruitment professional and former practicing lawyer who knows what your resume needs and how you should present by telephone and in person to land that job. Dont forget to dress up or dress for your audience when you attend a job fair. Job Search Etiquette: Nay to the Word, "Hey!" Resume Boutique Blog Look your best on paper.

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The Students Guide to College Career Fairs

Corn on the Job

Corn on the Job Wisdom for Job Seekers Blog About Archives COTJ Blog Roll Corn Heads Contact Subscribe The Students Guide to College Career Fairs by Rich DeMatteo on February 19, 2010 Most companies suck at college recruiting, specifically in finding talent at college career fairs. There are certainly a handful of companies that really kill it at college career fairs, but the career fair itself is just the tip of the iceberg.

7 Career Fair Tips for the Employer

Workology

It’s been awhile since I’ve attended a career fair. WHEN AT A CAREER FAIR, YOU ARE THE COMPANY TO JOB SEEKERS. As a corporate recruiter or representative attending a career fair, you are a brand ambassador and the “face” of your company. The way that you engage with job seekers leaves a lasting impression of your entire organization. WHAT YOU DO DURING A CAREER FAIR MIGHT DETER GREAT CANDIDATES FROM APPLYING.

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Job Search Tips for College Graduates

Professional Resume Services

You have your degree in hand and are ready to start your job search. Even in a strong economy, starting out on the job search is never easy. However, there are plenty of things you can be doing to get your job search started off on the right foot. Many have jobs posted on their sites, as well as have details of upcoming job fairs and other networking events. After years of attending classes, studying, and taking exams, you have finally graduated!

How to get the best out of Career Fairs-Think like a Recruiter

Resume Bear

Career fairs are still an essential part of the job hunt for people of any age and can be a great opportunity. The problem is that these fairs are often frustrating experiences, especially if you come in with the wrong expectations. At their best though career fairs provide a great chance for job hunters to research the opportunities that are out there. Why do recruiters go to Career fairs?

2011 186

The Importance of Networking

Workology

If it hasn’t already, the spring semester for many colleges is in full swing. The number one item on the mind of seniors is finding a job. While most career-oriented departments at universities and colleges tell their students to start looking for a job 3-4 months prior to graduation, networking is something that needs to be done all throughout your college career. Here are a few tips I have come up with to jumpstart your college career.

Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair? March 14, 2011 In response to the previous post on job fairs , a commenter asked: I have attended my alma mater’s industry-specific career fair the past few years. I attend the fair because it’s better than just sitting at home but leave wondering why I even bothered. Why do these reps (from big famous companies that everyone knows about) even attend the fair?

how to stand out at a job fair

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager how to stand out at a job fair March 14, 2011 A few months ago, I attended a bunch of job fairs to search for candidates for some jobs I was hiring for. This was my first foray into job fairs, and it was pretty fascinating to watch how different job-seekers navigated the situation differently. I attend the fair because it’s better than just sitting at home but leave wondering why I even bothered.

Building Your Network

RedStarResume

As a college student, completing a degree in your specific field is the first stage of your journey to joining the job market. However, it is naïve to think that the degree alone is all you need to land the job of your dreams. However, if you want to get a good job in this economy, it isn’t always what you know that will get you your first pay check. As part of your job search strategy online networking needs to pay a key part.

The Transition from College to Career

Career Realism

This is a true story as told to LatPro.com where you can find helpful career interviews and job search advice in your desired industry. When I entered college , I considered a number of varying majors and figured I would take several different introductory courses during my freshman year to get a feel for which subjects interested me the most. A typical day in college was filled with a lot of reading. Transition college to career image from Bigstock.

???? How To Get a Sweet First Job After College or University

JobMob

Use this quick guide so you don’t fail at finding a first job after college. With a degree in hand and no job yet, are you wondering if it was worth all the years you spent in academia? Don’t fret, job hunting for new graduates is like a full-time job itself and has to be treated like one. Here’s how to get your first job… Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll.

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HIRE ME! 7 Tips For Getting A Job After College

Career Realism

In today’s job market, college graduates have a tough time. Related: 11 Job Search Commandments For College Grads. Many colleges have job searching courses that help you build resumes and extol the virtues of the book, What Color Is Your Parachute? It is now common practice for employers to run Internet searches on potential job candidates. Many colleges have chapters or registration drives. Use your college and career center.

2014 88

College Career Centers Are Challenged in Preparing Students for Work

Water Cooler Wisdom

According to the Job Preparedness Indicator research conducted by the Career Advisory Board in late 2011, only 14 percent of hiring managers felt that job candidates had the requisite skills to fill open positions. At the Career Advisory Board , which is presented by DeVry University, our mission is to help job seekers and careerists advance, so we decided to go to the front lines and assess what career counselors thought about this.  The skills gap is getting wider.

2012 57

College Interviews: Preparation is Important

Resume Boutique

™ This blog contains resume and interview tips for professionals and students by the founder of Resume Boutique, Randi Lewis, a recruitment professional and former practicing lawyer who knows what your resume needs and how you should present by telephone and in person to land that job. Sunday, May 23, 2010 College Interviews: Preparation is Important Its that time again when high school students begin interviewing for college admission.

5 Job Search Tips for Prospective Graduates

Career Alley

” – Theodore Roosevelt As the job market continues to struggle, the need to remain competitive remains crucial for new and prospective graduates. Students should develop a proactive strategy for their job search to gain an advantage. Here are a few tips for prospective graduates looking to get the most out of their job search: 1. Start Early Students expecting to graduate in May should start thinking about their job search and even applying for jobs now.

2014 207

Resumes For College Applications - Tips

Resume Boutique

™ This blog contains resume and interview tips for professionals and students by the founder of Resume Boutique, Randi Lewis, a recruitment professional and former practicing lawyer who knows what your resume needs and how you should present by telephone and in person to land that job. Let the information requested in the college application guide you. Use the college counselor as your primary resource. Job Search Etiquette: Nay to the Word, "Hey!"

2007 40

8 Ways to Attract 2013 Graduates to Your Organization

Workology

College graduation season is upon us. This means an abundance of college graduates will soon be applying for full-time jobs. Eight ways to attract 2013 graduates to your organization: Seek Out College Campuses. Look at the college and majors available, and go from there. Get involved in job fairs or any other opportunities they provide. Use them to post job openings and interact with recent grads.

2013 108

Need a job? Mind your manners!

Resume Bear

This week, I had the opportunity to attend one of the largest Job Fairs here in the Seattle area. No, I wasn’t LOOKING for a job… was helping a business partner staff their booth. And, because of that, “we” were in the position of giving candidates advice on their job search. I had several job searchers approach our booth and the first sentence out of their mouth was, literally, “What jobs are you hiring for?”

2011 199

Facebook Resume and Interview Advice Group Special for College and.

Resume Boutique

™ This blog contains resume and interview tips for professionals and students by the founder of Resume Boutique, Randi Lewis, a recruitment professional and former practicing lawyer who knows what your resume needs and how you should present by telephone and in person to land that job. Thursday, November 27, 2008 Facebook Resume and Interview Advice Group Special for College and Grad Students Are you in college or grad school?

2008 40

5 Job Search Tips for Prospective Graduates

Career Alley

As the job market continues to struggle, the need to remain competitive remains crucial for new and prospective graduates. Students must develop a proactive strategy for their job searches if they are to expect to gain an advantage. Here are a few tips for prospective graduates looking to get the most out of their job search this spring: Start Early. Students expecting to graduate in May should start thinking about their job search and even applying for jobs now.

2011 207

A Note To College Students Looking For Summer Internships

Resume Boutique

™ This blog contains resume and interview tips for professionals and students by the founder of Resume Boutique, Randi Lewis, a recruitment professional and former practicing lawyer who knows what your resume needs and how you should present by telephone and in person to land that job. Tuesday, March 31, 2009 A Note To College Students Looking For Summer Internships Accept the offer on the spot! People are getting laid off from their jobs - more than 1.2

2009 40

Tips for Attending Online Career Fairs

Resume Bear

These days, going to a career fair doesn’t require actually going anywhere. In fact, more and more are being held online, allowing job hunters to meet, network, and interview with prospective employers right from the comfort of their own homes. Because online career fairs are a relatively new phenomenon, many may not know how to navigate or prepare for them, and might even have some reservations about signing up at all. Not all career fairs work in the same way.

2011 194

Job Search – 7 Career Links Hot off the Presses!

Career Alley

So, not much to say in today’s post other than I hope you enjoy the following job search resources. Job-Applications.com – This site is an online job application resource site. On the left hand side of the site is a listing of job categories. Click on these and you will see a list of companies (with associated links) for that particular job category. Top 10 Cities for Recent Graduates – This is a neat infographic for college grads.

2012 215

Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y Competing for Jobs?

Resume Bear

There are essentially three generations of job seekers vying for jobs today : Baby Boomers, Generation X or Gen X, and Generation Y or Millennials. Because of this, job seekers are finding themselves competing with people of all different ages for the same job; people that can bring different experiences and skill sets to the position. ” “They are used to online job searches, emailing résumés and following up via both email and handwritten notes.”

It’s Back to School: Branding Your Company on Campus

Workology

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) recently announced their 2013 Professional Standards for University Relations & Recruiting. As your company’s college recruiters begin their fall recruiting season, do they know: • How to effectively brand your company on your target schools? How to attract and engage qualified students during campus events and job fairs? Why a college senior would want to work at your company?

2013 86

The Evolution of Recruiting, from the Dinosaur Days to the New Social Era

Resume Bear

haha) We did use a couple of fledgling online resume databases, attend job fairs and post to online newsgroups (remember those?) Late 90′s – Mid 2000′s = The Job Board Era. Recruiters embraced this new technology, posting jobs on Monster, MonsterTrak (remember that one for college recruiting?), And, yes, we were still attending those job fairs, hoping that this one would be different, but they never were… You know why?

2011 190

How to Help Your High School Seniors Prepare for their College.

Resume Boutique

™ This blog contains resume and interview tips for professionals and students by the founder of Resume Boutique, Randi Lewis, a recruitment professional and former practicing lawyer who knows what your resume needs and how you should present by telephone and in person to land that job. Wednesday, July 05, 2006 How to Help Your High School Seniors Prepare for their College Interviews By Randi Lewis The college application process is around the corner.

2006 40

No Privacy On Facebook: 8 Tips for College Students & Other Job.

Resume Boutique

™ This blog contains resume and interview tips for professionals and students by the founder of Resume Boutique, Randi Lewis, a recruitment professional and former practicing lawyer who knows what your resume needs and how you should present by telephone and in person to land that job. Sunday, September 14, 2008 No Privacy On Facebook: 8 Tips for College Students & Other Job Seekers By Randi Lewis Facebook ~ A Means of Expression and Connection ~ But Whos Looking?

2008 40

When Skill Sets Don't Match the Job Market

Career Alley

CareerAlley Career advice, job search advice and job search site reviews Comments By Email Posts Jobs powered by Simply Hired « CAREER FAIR – DON’T HIRE ME! Research: No job search is complete without doing your homework. Job Fairs – Monster.com has a Job Fairs page. There is an option to search for job fairs based on your zip code as well as some job fair tips and resources.

2010 235

What is a Resume Book?

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Oftentimes, students in colleges and universities will be asked to submit their resume book. Simply put, a resume book is a tool offered by your college or university. A resume book is simply one tool in a college applicants’ arsenal. What is a Resume Book?

2020 52

Securing the Right Job or Career Transition in the New Economy – part II

Career Alley

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs. Part II – Traditional Job Search Methods. Part II of a 4 part discussion on the job market. Search online job boards. Search corporate web sites for job listings. Attend on-site career fairs. A hard look at common job search methods will expose many of the reasons why job seekers are not getting the results they desire.