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Making the Most of A Career Fair

    •    Dress for Success

            Employers will notice your appearance. You want to make a positive first impression.

    •    Have Multiple Copies of Your Resume

            Copies should be on high quality résumé paper.

    •    Questions to Ask the Employer

            Questions show you are interested. Use some of the following:

                    •    What qualities do you look for when hiring?

                    •    Can you describe a typical work day for someone in _________ at your company?

                    •    What do you like most about working for your company?

    •    Do Not Ask These Questions

            Stay away from questions which show you are only interested in how the company can benefit you. 

            Examples include asking about company benefits, salary, and perks.

    •    Practice Your Approach

                   •    Have a firm handshake, look people in the eyes, and introduce yourself

                   •    State your purpose in attending the fair (part-time job while completing school or full-time position after graduation)

                   •    Give a brief explanation of your skills, education or background including any major accomplishments.

    •    Expect Questions from the Employers

             Have answers for these types of questions:

                   •    Can you tell me a little about yourself?

                   •    Tell me about your education or skills?

                   •    Why are you attending Louisiana Delta Community College?

                   •    What is one of your greatest accomplishments?        

    •    After the Career Fair

            Follow-up with a personal thank you note to the recruiters you spoke with.

            Repeat your qualifications and interest in working for the organization.

Job Fair Etiquette

Dress for Success