Friday, September 28, 2007

Job Fairs 101

October 10. Big crowds. Meet and greet. Schmooze. Introduce yourself. Gulp. It’s enough to make the most intrepid extrovert freeze.

So here’s a tip on breaking the ice at job fairs, especially helpful if you’re a new-bie.

Upon entering, take a deep breath and pause long enough to survey the room. Invariably, there are a few lonely recruiters. Tables with no student lines where recruiters sit or stand in lonely and sometimes bored attendance. Start there. Whether or not you’re interested in that company is not the point. The point is breaking the ice and establishing a toe hold in a sea of new faces. And, chances are, that lonely recruiter will welcome the chance to talk with someone. Who knows, you might learn something new along the way.

See you at Careerfest. Wednesday, October 10 from 2:00-6:00 at the DeVos Convention Center in downtown Grand Rapids.

Posted by Bonnie Speyers on 09/28 at 10:02 AM
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