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					                                              CAREER & JOB FAIR TIPS
                                        from NTID Center of Employment (NCE)

    BEFORE the JOB FAIR:
    Research the employers attending the fair.
    Make a list of employers that you want to see.
    Bring copies of your resume.
    Have your outfit ready.


    DURING the JOB FAIR:
     Dress professionally.

     Smile and make eye contact when you approach the recruiter.
     Introduce yourself and shake hands.
     Explain your field and the type of job you are seeking.


             What to say to an employer?                   SCRIPT EXAMPLES:

                          #1. Example for co-op job:

I am a student, majoring in _______. I am looking for a summer co-op job doing as _______.
Can you tell me about current opportunities in this area at your company?

                           #2. Example for job after graduation:

I will be graduating in May with a degree in_______, and am interested in the field/area of _______.
I completed a co-op with a_____ where I developed ( your skills)____. I am currently looking for a
full time job in ( a city/state name). Can you tell me about opportunities in this area at your company?


    AFTER the JOB FAIR:
     Give the recruiter your resume.
     Ask about the types of positions the company is looking to fill.
     Ask for a business card.
     Thank the recruiter for his/her time.
     Make notes about the discussion with each employer.
     Follow up by calling or sending a letter within 7-10 days.
     Keep a record of all contacts with employers.

				
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