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07/22/09
Career Fair Preparation. Washington
Filed under: Position Searching, Networking, Job Offer (Situations), Mature professionals, Post-docs, Technicians
Posted by: site admin @ 1:22 pm

How can you benefit from attending the
Washington
ACS meeting and Career Fair?

This post suggests some things to do in
advance of the
meeting.  Several previous
posts can be also be consulted
(links):

-  Sign up for the career fair (even if you
are not
looking for a job right now)  It gives
you the chance
to have conversations with
top employers.


-  Attendees’ preparation
           organize your references and
prepare them for follow up 
1
           do research on companies and
industries 
2 
           define and print your BUSINESS
CARDS 
4 
           have your resume reviewed by a
career consultant and submit to
career fair

Study the program documents before you
go.  Plan to organize your days between
specific presentations,
specific companies’
booths in the exhibition hall, specific
preparation
(resumes and interviewing) and career

workshops.

Any way you can plan to participate in
workshops will
greatly enhance your
benefit in workshops.


Have a game plan not to “sit through”
talks that are not
benefiting you and have
alternatives that will benefit you.


There are downtimes at meetings.  Use
these as times to
practice networking
conversations and do information

interviews.  3 

-  Workshops schedule is out.  Look for
times and days
when the attendance is
smaller.  It will be better for you
to get
your questions answered.  Note– look for

workshops that address your specific
needs. 

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