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5 Ways to Ace the Opportunities Fair

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

 

Need a few ideas to get you prepped and ready for the Opportunities Fair? We've got you covered. 

Get Your Resume Ready 
One of the best ways to feel prepared to meet industry professionals is to have a great resume or portfolio. Employers want to see how you spend your time, what experience you have, and how you can benefit their organization. Make it was for them to want to hire you as an intern or future employee.

Practice Your Pitch
It’s easy to think you know exactly what to say to wow companies, but when it gets to the actual conversation, you may find yourself a little tongue-tied. Make sure you rehearse some talking points or experiences that will get your foot in the door.

Dress for the Job You Want
We've all heard this saying, and it's common because it's true. It is important to make a good first impression, but don't be scared to let your personality shine through. No need to dress to the 9’s, but a t-shirt and jeans isn't going to cut it. Think professional, and call it good.

Don’t Let Nerves Get the Best of You
Sometimes the idea of talking to real employers about job opportunities can be intimidating. Keep your goals in mind, stick to your strengths, and be confident. Psych yourself up beforehand and be ready to market yourself.

Do Your Best
Most importantly, be confident that you're doing your best. Take this opportunity to get yourself ready for interviews and internships. This is the first stepping stone into your career after college, so make the most of it.

For more tips to succeed - perhaps slightly more serious tips - check out the Opportunities Fair webpage HERE. Then join us on Thursday, Feb. 7, 3 to 5 p.m., at the Burge Union, Forum C,D.