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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.

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