This video presents some practical, simple advice about career fairs. For example, avoid frustration by applying only for positions you’re genuinely qualified for and interested in – don’t just look for companies with open positions.

  • Present yourself very professionally
    • Resumes or thank-you notes with errors convey inadequate level of attention to details
  • Apply for positions you’re genuinely qualified for and interested in
    • Don’t just apply for “whatever” or all the open positions at a company
  • Be prepared to state very quickly who you are, where you’re coming from, what you’ve done, and what you’re looking for
    • Make a good impression, i.e., professional, have the right skills
    • Ask what you need to do to get your name/resume noticed
    • Don’t assume you’re going to get an interview on the spot
  • Research the companies beforehand and show that you’ve don’t your homework
    • Don’t ask recruiters what the company does, since this implies lack of preparation