This cast describes Career Tools' general recommendations for being effective at a Career Fair.

Careers fairs are common for new graduates and MBA students. They can be an essential step to getting an offer from certain companies. However, there are a lot of candidates at such fairs, and with the economic downturn, many companies are either not attending or are being more targeted with their attendance, reducing the numbers of fairs they attend or even attending with no jobs to offer.

In the economic downturn of the 90's, many companies cut back their graduate intake to very low numbers - some to zero - but found that five years later when the economy recovered they had a gap in their employee profile that would have been filled by the graduates of the early 90's. Having learned that lesson, companies have not pared back so far this time, so there is still opportunity at job fairs. So, how should we maximize our opportunity?

  1. Do Your Research
  2. Dress to Impress
  3. Think Surgical Strike
  4. Make an Impression
  5. Follow Up

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  • How do I prepare for a career fair?
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