Career Services Office

Students and Alumni - Career Guides

Career Resources - Job Fair Tip Sheet

Use this tip sheet to make your job fair experience successful.

  • Analyze your interests, skills, and work values to determine your career focus before attending the fair.
  • Read the employer list and target those you find interesting.
  • Organize your materials, including resumes, pens, paper, portfolio.
  • Dress for Success. You should dress in professional attire. First impressions are important.
  • Prepare your well-organized & error free resume and make good number of copies.
  • Sell yourself to employers by telling them about your qualifications, related interests, skills, etc.
  • Think Positive. Always highlight your strengths and skills. Donít apologize for your major, GPA, or lack of experience.
  • Talk with as many employer representatives as possible, showing them your resume and using your one-minute commercial.
  • Look, Listen, & Learn. Use good speaking techniques, including eye contact, listening skills and plan what you will say.
  • Ask appropriate questions of representatives. Such as:
    • Do you hire people in the field of ?
    • What is your position with the organization?
    • What are some of the typical responsibilities for entry-level employees?
    • Are there training programs and, if so, what do they include?
  • Collect business cards from employers that interest you for easier follow-up.
  • Be courteous and polite, but also take the initiative to be assertive.
  • Use body language to convey confidence and interest.
  • Type thank you letters to employers that are of interest to you.
    •  Get addresses from business cards you collected or employer list

Questions? Call Career Services @ 313-593-5020