Putting Your Best Foot Forward at Campus Job Fairs

Hiring Technical People

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? If not, then study up on these tips for making the right impression. Just as you would routinely perform the preliminary research needed for any important project, you should research the job fair in advance.

?? 35 Smart Things to Actually Do and Not Do at Job Fairs

JobMob

Can you get hired at a job fair? You can if you follow these tips. I've been to many career fairs, both as a job seeker and as a speaker and advisor. When looking for a job, I would typically come to the fair early in the event, dressed well and holding a binder or folder with resume copies. Once inside, I'd scan the room (or fair map) to decide which companies to visit. Before the job fair. During the job fair.

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Having a Strategy is Key to Job Fair Success

Workology

In fact, companies are gearing up right now to scour universities for full-time talent and summer interns. 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.

5 Things You MUST Do Before Attending A Job Fair

Career Realism

Most job fairs run between January and May. When Spring rolls around, things usually ramp up because most employers want job openings filled before Summer kicks off. If you are among the job seekers attending job fairs, then take down these tips to preparing for it and making the most of your time there. Many employers have a presence at job fairs to increase brand awareness, but also to save time in the screening process.

5 Things You MUST Do Before Attending A Job Fair

Career Realism

5 Things You MUST Do Before Attending A Job Fair. Most job fairs run between January and May. When Spring rolls around, things usually ramp up because most employers want job openings filled before Summer kicks off. If you are among the job seekers attending job fairs, then take down these tips to preparing for it and making the most of your time there. Related: 3 Tips On Using Direct Mail In Your Job Search. Plan to follow up.

Should You Attend A Job Fair To Find A Job?

Career Realism

Should You Attend A Job Fair To Find A Job? If you’re in a job search, you may be wondering if attending a career fair or job fair is a good move, or a waste of time. On the negative side, job fairs can be mob scenes—crowded, stressful, and often not very fruitful. You may find it hard to stand out among so many other job seekers. Related: 5 Things You MUST Do Before Attending A Job Fair.

7 Mistakes Job Seekers Make

Career Realism

Are you in the process of searching for a new job but can't seem to get the callbacks you want? You could be making some big job search mistakes. We can help you identify what you're doing wrong in your job search, and how to fix it. Here are seven common mistakes job seekers make: The Aimless Search If you're sending out resumes without knowing what your ideal job is, you're wasting your valuable time. Looking for a job?

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6 Tips To Finding Success At Job Fairs

RedStarResume

There are many different types of job and career fairs, including informational fairs about graduate programs and post-graduate service programs. Many job fairs, especially ones at college campuses, allow job-seekers to register online prior to the event to see a list of companies attending the fair. Some even allow you to submit your resume or set up interview appointments ahead of time. Have a professional resume ready to go.

Should You Attend A Job Fair To Find A Job?

Career Realism

Should You Attend A Job Fair To Find A Job? If you’re in a job search, you may be wondering if attending a career fair or job fair is a good move, or a waste of time. On the negative side, job fairs can be mob scenes—crowded, stressful, and often not very fruitful. You may find it hard to stand out among so many other job seekers. Related: 5 Things You MUST Do Before Attending A Job Fair.

5 Things You MUST Do Before Attending A Job Fair

Career Realism

Most job fairs run between January and May. When Spring rolls around, things usually ramp up because most employers want job openings filled before Summer kicks off. If you are among the job seekers attending job fairs, then take down these tips to preparing for it and making the most of your time there. Related: 3 Tips On Using Direct Mail In Your Job Search. Things You MUST Do Before Attending A Job Fair. Plan to follow up.

Top 8 Tips for Job Fair Success

Career Realism

Walking into a job fair may seem like a daunting task. You may be one of hundreds of candidates vying for a recruiter’s attention, but you can earn an advantage over the competition by following these top tips for job fair success. Most companies have to pre-register if they plan to have a booth at a job fair. In many cases, the job fair organizers will provide participants with a floor plan or map of the company locations.

A GREAT Job Interview Follow-up Letter Secret | ResumeToReferral.com

Resume to Referral

Home About Free Mags Jobs Resume Services Advertise « Sarah Palin: Get Your Facts Straight (Controversial Careers Series) Job Hunting Tax Breaks … Your Professionally Written Resume is Tax Deductible » A GREAT Job Interview Follow-up Letter Secret Guest article by Jimmy Sweeney, Author of the new, Job Interview “Secret&# You’ve just finished the interview you hoped to get and it went pretty well as far as you can tell.

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.

Bringing Your “A” Game: 5 Tips For Acing A Job Fair

Career Realism

Job fairs are a great opportunity to interact with representatives from multiple companies in a short period of time. However, job seekers should prepare in advance. Here are five tips for acing a job fair and bringing your “A” game: 1. Brush Up Your Elevator Speech. Instead, try talking to the recruiter about what types of jobs interest you and what jobs you have held in the past. Bring Extra Copies Of Your Resume.

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’ve done most of the things you list in your article and gotten feedback that my resume is great. Why do these reps (from big famous companies that everyone knows about) even attend the fair?

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.

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’ve done most of the things you list in your article and gotten feedback that my resume is great.

It Takes More Than a Resume to Get a Job

Jennifer Anthony

Whereas having a marketable resume is extremely important, a fantastic resume by itself won’t get you a job. So, what do you do with your resume now that it has been tweaked (and proofread three times) and is ready for distribution? It also helps jog a person’s memory about any previous jobs you may have discussed with them in the past. Just be sure to follow up with an electronic version that they can forward to their connections.

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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.

Why Aren’t I Getting Hired?

Professional Resume Services

The best executive resume should be customized for the job. As a Resume Writer and Career Coach , one of the questions I get asked the most is “Why can’t I find a job?” So many job seekers become frustrated during their search because they expect instant results-and that rarely happens in a job search. Hunting for a new job is tough, it just is. Your Resume. If your resume has not been updated in the past five years, then you have a problem.

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Job Hunting is a Full-time Job

Professional Resume Services

It’s amazing to me how many people think that as long as they have created a great resume and cover letter all they have to do to find a job is send those to prospective employers or answer ads in papers and online. The reality is that hunting for a job is a full-time occupation in and of itself. The sooner you start treating it like one the sooner you will have a new job. This means that you get up early every day and begin work.

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Video Resumes – 6 Effective Approaches | Boomers Next Step

Boomers Next Step

Contact Podcast Release Submit Article Resources Site Map Home Careers Cover Letters Interviewing Resume Help Age Bias Lifestyle Networking Entrepreneurs Franchising Retirement Start Ups Videos Related Posts Similar Posts No Related Post Finding Work Today Boomer Fitness Walk, Then Run Beginning Triathlete – Important Triathlon Training Tips Why Do You Need a Heart Rate Monitor? The video has distinguished you from your competition in the job search marketplace.

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Debunking Three Job Search Myths

Workology

As a result, friends often ask for job search and interview tips. In a time when a single job posting can garner hundreds of resume submissions, snagging the mythical interview can feel nearly impossible for a job seeker. There is a lot of information online about all kinds of tips and tricks to get your resume seen and to land your dream job, but does it all really work? MYTH#1: SEND OUT LOTS OF RESUMES.

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.”

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. Update your resume. During the Fair.

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???? 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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5 Resources for Job Interview Thank You Letters

Career Alley

The main purpose (besides the obvious thanks) is to ensure that the interviewer knows that, not only are you are a good match for the job, but that you heard everything that was discussed during the interview. This is your chance to list those characteristics that match the job and company profile. As with all writing related to your job search process, the Thank You letter should be well written and tailored to the interviewer.

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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?”

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?? 15 Ideas For Job Seekers To Do While Lonely in Coronavirus Quarantine

JobMob

Let's make it for the good of your job search too. Welcome to a resume gap that no one will fault you for. No one will fault you for getting caught up in such events that were clearly out of your control. How should you spend your job search time in coronavirus quarantine?

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Beating The Career Fair Game

Career Realism

I don’t like career fairs – they tend to be overcrowded (especially on college campuses) and full of people being overly fake. Related: Bringing Your “A” Game: 5 Tips For Acing A Job Fair. Since there are so many random people involved, you never know what connections you could make at a career fair. Beating The Career Fair Game. I’m looking for XYZ in a job, will you take my resume?”

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?? 18 Keys to End Job Searches Quickly

JobMob

Key lessons that worked for me on how to conduct a job search. Over the past year, I have managed to become very familiar with job hunting (this was in Israel). Get up and find it. While job hunting, you should… 1) Talk to people. 3) Polish your resume. If you don’t know how to do it yourself, approach someone who does know resumes. It is better to spend money on a professional resume than to have it overlooked by a potential employer.

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?? 365 Top Tips to Rock Your Job Search Every Day of 2018

JobMob

Your job search crash course this year. A job search tip a day keeps the recruiters away closer… This isn't a calendar. You want your job search to be as short as possible, so don't even plan on turning this into some kind of “job seeker tips of the day” desktop calendar that you're still flipping through months from now. Some of the tips only apply to job seekers of certain kinds, such as graduates, older job seekers and employed job seekers.

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Top 10 New Years Resolutions for Job Seekers

Resume Bear

To start 2013 off with a bang, we have prepared a list of the Top 10 New Year’s resolutions for job seekers. Are you searching and applying for the right jobs? Brush Up on Your Job Skills. There are thousands of free online courses you can take to help improve your resume. Your job search should be your full time job! Make searching for your new job a top priority. ResumeBear offers free career alerts for job seekers.

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4 Ways To Balance Your Job Search

Career Realism

It's not uncommon for job seekers to spend almost all of their time sitting behind a computer searching through online job ads. If your job search has been unsuccessful up to this point, your time behind the computer could be a major factor in your lack of success. Here are some tips for balancing your activity during your job search: Make It A Point To Network Every Single Week The old adage, "It's not what you know, it's who you know," really is true.

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I will review your resume this week

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager want me to review your resume? I get a lot of requests to give people feedback on their resumes, but because it’s time-consuming to do it well, I usually turn them down unless they’re friends or family. But here’s something historic: For one week, and one week only, I’ll give you feedback on your resume. Fair warning.) Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair? job searching?

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366 Job Search Tips for Every Day of 2016

JobMob

Your job search crash course this year. A job search tip a day keeps the recruiters away closer… This isn’t a checklist. Some of the tips only apply to job seekers of certain kinds, such as graduates, older job seekers and employed job seekers. Put differently, no one should try to apply all the tips in one job search. Instead, use it to create your own job search checklist: read through the list completely. Get career ideas by job shadowing.

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resume review offer ends at midnight tonight

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager resume review offer ends at midnight tonight March 31, 2011 As I mentioned yesterday , I wildly underestimated what the response would be to my resume review offer , so I’m going to end it earlier than the one-week period I’d initially planned. Luckily, I just sent my payment and resume over to you late last night (EDT). 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise?

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want your resume reviewed by an expert (free)?

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager want your resume reviewed by an expert (free)? February 7, 2011 Suzanne Lucas of Evil HR Lady is looking for resumes to publish on BNET, where she and hiring managers/recruiters will critique them … and I’ll be her first guest critic! If you want your resume reviewed by me/her/other awesome people, you can find more details here: Would you like your resume reviewed by an expert? which job should I take?

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How To Conduct A Job Search

Career Realism

Unfortunately, many of these new grads haven’t been taught how to conduct a job search. How To Conduct A Job Search If this sounds like you, then you’ve come to the right place. There are several common methods for finding jobs, some of which are online and others that are offline. Here are three tips to get started with your job search: 1. Talk To Your Network With as many as 75% of jobs found through personal relationships, networking is a big part of the job search.

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10 mistakes you're making on your resume

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager 10 mistakes you’re making on your resume March 28, 2011 Over at U.S. News & World Report today, I list 10 common mistakes that you might be making on your resume. Posted in resumes Over at U.S. News & World Report today, I list 10 common mistakes that you might be making on your resume. How does a resume start without an objective? Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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The Top Three Reasons You’re Driving Candidates Away

Workology

It can be tedious to wade through applications and resumes, and we often get frustrated when we cannot find the right candidates. Sometimes it is a matter of not having enough skilled people in the job seeker pool, but other times we are the ones keeping good candidates from applying. For the job seeker, it can be incredibly disheartening to send out a bunch of resumes and not hear a word from potential employers. Failure to Follow Up with Candidates.

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should you include a short-term job on your resume?

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager should you include a short-term job on your resume? March 21, 2011 If you were only at a job for a few months, should you include it on your resume? Posted in resumes If you were only at a job for a few months, should you include it on your resume? If you get fired after being on a job for a short time, are you ever *required* to disclose it? I’m glad I left that particular job on my resume.

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Why Mobile Recruiting is Important in Retail #mobilerecruit

Workology

Don’t forget to follow the Twitter hashtag, #mobilerecruit. . At the last HR job I had before starting my own consulting business, I was hiring retail employees through an online application system. This did away with the stacks of paper applications I dealt with at my first HR job, and made it easier to keep applicant data organized. Many retail jobs do not have a huge list of qualifications. Remember to follow up with candidates after interviews.

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