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04/16/08
YCC Career Fair: Preparation
Filed under: Interviewing, Position Searching, Networking, Post-docs
Posted by: site admin @ 6:06 am

Next week April 24 Northeastern YCC (Career
Fair link) of ACS will conduct a career fair. 
Sure, I am presenting there.  That is not the
main reason for mentioning it in the blog. 
I will comment on my planning for it
inside the comments package.

The reason for mentioning it is to point out a
terrific note on preparing for job fairs in the
Washington Post.by Susan Kreimer.

1. know who will be there
2. select the firms you wish to visit
       LOOK ON YCC WEBPAGE FOR COMPANY
LIST
3. search what they have done recently
4. look at their web page and determine if you fit an opening
5. gear your resume to match the need
6. prepare a cover letter that assists the representative at the fair
7. prepare a “30 second pitch” what you are seeking
8. appearance matters, look sharp
9. look for opportunities to be noticed
    START AT THE FAR END WORK TO THE
FRONT;  LOCATE YOUR TARGET COMPANIES
10. bring business cards
11. use it as a networking opportunity

Comments that follow:
  Resume thoughts
  Sign up for a resume review
  My workshop presentation preparations

3 Responses to “YCC Career Fair: Preparation”

  1. site admin Says:


    Resume thoughts for submission to a career fair:


    Organization: Look at
    http://blog.nesacs.org/?p=166

    Objective needed: Look at
    http://blog.nesacs.org/?p=180

    Experience bullets: Look at
    http://blog.nesacs.org/?p=203

    References: Look at
    http://blog.nesacs.org/?p=188

    List of Publications: Look at
    http://blog.nesacs.org/?p=167

    Resume Red flags: Look at
    http://blog.nesacs.org/?cat=6
  2. site admin Says:


    The career fair is an exceptional place to

    speak with a knowledgeable career
    consultant, hiring manager or recruiter
    and review your resume for the particular
    position that you seek.

    Come early and ask to sign up.
  3. site admin Says:


    Workshop Topics:

    1. Communication Skills and Networking Conversation
    2. Resume writing and Items Sought
    3. Interviewing and Presentation
    4. Mock Interview Demonstration

    Each session will be participatory and seek to respond to your questions.

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