These Career Center Partners have generously
supported Michigan Tech students!
Career Center Partners
Stay for the Raffle!
At the conclusion of tonight’s seminar,
prizes will be raffled off.
Local Gift Certificates
Presidential Parking Spot
The Grand Prize - $500 Travel Voucher
Land that Dream Job
Job Search Strategies
Tips to find that perfect co-op,
internship or full time job!
The Current Job Market
The job market is in a questionable
Companies cautiously hiring people.
Baby Boomers might be retiring.
Find your passion!
Some of your best experiences in
school, work, and personal life?
What skills did you use?
What jobs have you held?
Knowing what you want will drive
you to get a successful career.
Preparing: Take Inventory
• Likes and dislikes
• Working conditions
• Salary requirements
• Geographic preferences
• Interest in advancement
Preparing: Your Target Job
Market conditions, job trends
Company health, growth and news
Dun & Bradstreet (dnb.com)
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Fortune’s 500 Biggest Companies
Bus. Week’s and Forbes’ 100 Best
Inc. list of 500 Fastest-growing Comp.
National, local, and trade specific publications
(Trade-specific publications are best source
for targeted information.)
Membership directories of associations and
Career Day/ Job Fair
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
9 am – 4 pm
At Gates Tennis Center,
Sponsored by the Career Center and Alpha Kappa Psi Fraternity
Job Fair Strategies
Find registered companies on
Career Center’s website:
Consider companies that may not
be looking for your major!
Know Your Job Fair Targets
Develop your TARGET LIST
Create A, B, and C lists
Visit C companies first to get more
Then hit your A list!
Job Fair Must-Have’s
Many copies of your resume
(Don’t need cover letters)
Professional notepad/pen and notes
Preparedness – research the
Dress for Success
Suit: Dark blue, brown or gray
Shirt: White, light blue
Tie: Contrasting, some red
Shoes: Black or brown
Belt: Matches shoes,
socks match slacks
Hair: Trimmed or pulled back
Avoid: Earrings, hats, heavy
Dress for Success
Skirt/Slacks: Dark blue,
colored, not floral
Hair: Pulled away
Tight or revealing clothing
Shoes with straps, high
heels, light colored
perfume and make up
Preparing: Your Infomercial
Develop a 1-minute infomercial about
your experience, skills, talent, and job
objective. Be ready to give it at any
Know your life goals. A ready answer
signals that you are focused.
First impressions are important! Introduce
yourself using some of these topics:
Degree, major, and minor
Grade point average
Work, co-op and internship experience
Contact companies ahead to plead case.
Must have recruiter’s permission to be
added to interview schedule.
Informational Meetings - See handout
Interviewing on Campus after job fairs
Come to the Career Center AT LEAST 30 minutes
before interview to find room location
Be at room at least 5 min. early
Approach representative during free time
BE COURTEOUSLY AGGRESSIVE
On-Campus Interviewing Tips
For interview, take along
A nice folder or binder
Facts about company & yourself
Questions to ask interviewer
Paper and pen/pencil
Ask for business card!!!
Current or former co-workers
Family, friends, acquaintances, and
Fraternities and sororities
Departments, faculty and alumni
Societies and organizations
Church or volunteer groups
Other Search Options
Search for companies geographically,
by industry or name
Headhunters—pros and cons
Recommended Internet Searches
“LINKS” under “Student” tab
Weddles.com (Directory of
Michigan Collegiate Job Fair
Livonia, MI November 7, 2008 & March
Upper Great Lakes Job Fair
Find more job fairs at Jobweb.com
Search other universities’ web sites
Use Google searches
Accepted a Job
Please report job offers and
acceptances to the Career Center.
Use data for Federal and State Reports.
Use information to attract new
companies to recruit at Michigan Tech.
Help companies to give better job
Rejected? OUCH! – You’re not alone!
Don’t take it personally.
Advice from company that rejected
Self confidence is very important.
There is a job out there for you.
The Career Center can help!
Local Gift Certificates
A Presidential Parking Spot
Grand Prize – A $500 Travel Voucher!!!
The Career Center Wishes You
A Successful Job Search!