Making the Most of a Career Fair

Some classic flubs and tips in career fair behavior…

Beware:

  • Introductions:
    • Bad handshakes
    • Bad posture
  • “Tell me about yourself?”
    • Vagueness
    • Too much information (especially personal information)
    • No information
  • “What do like about our company”?
    • Lack of research
    • Unprofessional
    • Lack of interest

On the other hand, guidelines to success:

  • Dress to impress
  • Be specific about your qualifications when you introduce yourself
  • Bring a relevant resume
  • Be prepared with a short 30-second pitch
  • Clearly express your interests and goals
  • Show you have done your research with meaningful questions