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Career Fair Tips

  • Research the organizations - learn about the Attending Organizations and prepare research-informed questions to ask them; employers love this
  • Update your resume - employers expect you to have up-to-date resumes on hand
  • Dress in business professional - recruiters remember those who are dressed for success
  • Prepare your 30-second commercial/elevator speech to market and introduce yourself to employers
  • Approach employers confidently - employers like students who take initiative and demonstrate confidence
  • Introduce yourself with a firm handshake and smile
  • Inform the recruiter what you are looking for and your qualifications
  • Actively listen to what the recruiter is saying while maintaining eye contact
  • Get business cards and literature with company information and what the company offers
  • Offer your resume or professional portfolio
  • If the employer interests you, ask what the next steps are
  • Discuss how and when to follow-up
  • Ask who to contact with questions - asking for a business card with contact information is a great idea
  • Thank them for their time - be gracious; a follow-up thank you email or card can go a long way

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Career Services Appointments

If you still have questions about how to prepare for the Career Fair, you may set up an appointment with one of Career Services’ Peer Advisors or Career Counselors by calling 715-425-3572 or visiting 211 Hagestad Hall

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Career Services, Division of Student Affairs
211 Hagestad Hall | career.services@uwrf.edu | 715-425-3572 | M-F, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.