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How To Promote Yourself At A Job Fair

Job fairs are wonderfully hectic and non-structured environments. Come early, and be prepared to distribute résumés and to be interviewed on the spot.

  • create a one-minute "commercial" about yourself;
  • research the participating employers before the day of the event;
  • be curious and ask questions;
  • hand out lots of résumés;
  • practice your interviewing skills beforehand;
  • dress professionally;
  • chat with recruiters and collect business cards on which to jot down notes;
  • ask about specific positions and salary ranges (not specific salary);
  • follow up with companies/school systems either by mailing or e-mailing a thank you note, or by calling if appropriate.