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  1. is brought to you by: How to Work a Career Fair 100 Holtz Hall Manhattan, KS 66506 www.k-state.edu/ces ces@k-state.edu (785) 532-6506

  2. How to Work a Career Fair Kerri Day Keller, Director Career & Employment Services

  3. Kansas State UniversityAll-University Career Fair

  4. What Do I Want Out of the Fair? • Learn about opportunities & employers • Identify openings • Test out job search skills • Network and get advice • Land a JOB!

  5. What Should I Do BEFORE

  6. Prepare Job Search Tools Resume Networking Card Willy Wildcat May 2007 graduate in Sociology seeking public relations position with a non-profit organization Mid-Campus Drive willy@k-state.edu Manhattan, KS 66506 785-532-6506 www.k-state.edu/willyswebpage

  7. Identify Job Targets • Review job functions and industries • Inventory qualifications • Prepare introductory “commercial”

  8. Ten Second Sound Bite • I have…… • Experience - Degree - Skills • I’m looking for….. • Position - Industry - Location TRY IT!!

  9. Research Employers www.k-state.edu/ces

  10. Develop Game Plan

  11. What Should I Do DURING • Initiate Approach • Shake hands • Present “commercial” • Offer resume or card • Move on to Mini-Interview • OR seek advice • Inquire about Next Steps

  12. What Else Should I Do DURING

  13. What Should I Do AFTER • Send Follow-up Correspondence • Prepare for Next Step • Reflect on What You Learned

  14. Success: Before, During, After • Build Confidence • Identify Best Fit • Create Positive First Impression • Land a Job You’ll Look Forward To!

  15. Resources • www.k-state.edu/ces • www.collegegrad.com • www.careerconferences.com All-University Career Fair Bramlage Coliseum from 11am-4pm Tues, September 23 (K-Z) Wed, September 24 (A-J)

  16. is brought to you by: How to Work a Career Fair 100 Holtz Hall Manhattan, KS 66506 www.k-state.edu/ces ces@k-state.edu (785) 532-6506