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"Once candidates have done their research on participating companies, they can create a few different resumes targeting these," MacGill advises. "For example, someone interested in finance can research typical job titles and types of responsibilities and then create several different versions accordingly. They also might create one resume targeted to working for banks and another one tailored to working for the finance division of a large firm like GE."

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Put it on silent, but do bring your Smart Phone. You'll need it to review the information you saved on recruiters and the questions you want to ask. Ideally, you won't need to look at your phone while you are talking to the recruiter, but definitely, do not type while you are talking. Even if you are taking legitimate notes, it looks like you are texting. Give the recruiter your full attention and type notes in afterward. Also, take a picture of the recruiter's business card right after you meet so that you can send a thank-you email.

Resume Drops can be used for both In-person and Virtual events. In virtual events, Resume Drops serve as a way for candidates to leave their resumes for employers that may already be fully booked or for those employers that want to increase their traffic. In-person events are typically structured with queues. Recruiters can have attendees "drop" their resume while in line to have instant access to their information and for later review. (Source: help.careerfairplus.com)

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Take notes when you inquire about next steps and the possibility of talking with additional managers. The representative at the fair may not be able to answer all of your questions or know specifics about your job interests. Take note of the names, telephone numbers, etc. of other staff in the organization whom you can contact later. Note specific employer information sessions, interviewing timelines, and projected hiring dates that will affect you. You will not be able to take advantage of this information if you don't record it.

As you approach each table, be friendly, be confident, and be prepared with something to say. Introduce yourself with a smile, eye contact, and a brief, firm handshake. Often, the recruiter will take the lead and ask you questions, but you should also have your elevator pitch ready—a 30-second soundbite of what you want the company to know about you. (Here’s how to craft one if you’re unsure.) To really use your time wisely, you should be able to concisely convey why you’re interested in the particular company and how your skills or qualifications suit the position. (Source: www.themuse.com)

 

 

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