After the Career Fair

Posted: February 15, 2011 in Career Fair

Follow up is important to distinguish yourself from your peers and to maintain contact with employers.  Reflect upon your experience and ask yourself..

Who did you meet?

What company generated the most excitement?

Which company generated interest?

Who do you want to find out more about?  Follow up on promises that you made. For example, references or letters of recommendations.  Following up with your promises shows you’re responsible and very interested in the potential career opportunities within the company.

Also, writing a thank you letter. If you picked up a business card, send a thank you note a day or two after the fair. Sending a thank you is not only polite, but will let professionals know you paid attention, are serious to the position, and that you are the right person for the position. Highlight some clear and concise selling points that will demonstrate your attributes. Also you need to outline your interest in further opportunities that may arise in the future. If you spoke to someone in a large firm, send an email. If you spoke to a small firm business owner, send an email and a post marked letter.  Click the link below,  for an example of a professional thank you letter.

http://www.quintcareers.com/sample_fair_thanks.html

Photo by Jon Ashcroft

Always remember…

Career Fairs are great events for identifying employment opportunities, but also for expanding your network, honing your interview skills, learning industry information, gathering information about companies, and collecting business cards.

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