Job Fair Prepare Workshop

On April 7, 2015, the Job Fair Prepare Workshop was held in Valencia College’s East Campus Building 3-113 at 1 PM. The workshop room was completely full and it as a nice presentation by a lady from the Career Center. She started off the presentation by asking if any of us have ever been to a job fair before and surprisingly, I got to share my experience of the Gamestop job fair. Afterwards, she went on to talk about a job fair opportunity happening on April 9th at Valencia College’s West Campus. Many companies will be there for students to talk to and to try to land a job at any of those locations. It will be from 11 AM to 2:30 PM in Building 8. The lady went on to talk about how to prepare for a job fair before, during, and after the event. Before a job fair, you should research all about the place or places you are looking to apply for, make at least 20 copies of your resume, and dress in business attire that is appropriate. When going to a job fair, be sure to go alone, dress appropriately, smile, shake hands with the business representative, have manners, listen intently to conversations with the interviewer, and to not be greedy about the items the company might give out. Also, make a good “Elevator Pitch”, which basically means to be able to sell yourself in a positive, educated, and professional light to the interviewer and be sure to give them a copy of your resume as well. Resumes should be kept in a binder or folder as well as a notebook and a writing utensil to take with you when attending the job fair. Piercings should be kept to a minimum, tattoos should be hidden, and grooming is a must when going to a job fair. After the job fair, you should follow up with the company by calling them and sending them a thank you email and another copy of your resume to show that you are truly interested in the job. After all that was said, she showed us the Stanford Career Center “How to Navigate a Career Fair” video that was very amusing to watch. Overall, I felt that the workshop was very informative and I would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in finding a job or learning something new!
Job Fair

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