There are many things to do when getting ready for your first career fair. Don't forget to plan your wardrobe while you are perfecting your resume and practicing your interview responses. Your clothes play a major role in creating a positive first impression. You may need to wash, borrow, or buy items, so give yourself plenty of time before the day of the fair.
Your career services team probably wants to do more than your staff, resources, and budget allow. A recent National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) survey found that the median number of staff in a college career office is 4. Career Fair Plus is the perfect solution for an understaffed career service team planning a college career fair. In fact, Career Fair Plus is the only career fair app you will need. Let's look at some of the features available.
Preparation and attention to the details will make your first career fair a success for your career services team and your students. Many potential problems can be averted with a bit of attention and a good checklist. Here are four things to avoid when hosting your first career fair.
Do you have an elevator pitch ready for your next career fair? An elevator pitch is a quick and memorable summary of your background and career interests. The name is a throwback to a time when prospective employees (or salespeople) waited in building lobbies to jump in an elevator with an executive. If the pitch went well, they chat all the way to the executive suite. If not, they would get off on the next floor, return to the lobby, and try again.
There are so many opportunities to promote your career fair that it can be challenging to figure out where to start. A mobile app like Career Fair Plus can simplify the process by giving you a roadmap based on the lessons we’ve learned from promoting more than 1000 college career fairs. Let’s look at some of the ways a mobile app can help with career fair promotion.