HOW TO WORK A CAREER FAIR
Here are some helpful tips to set you on the proper path:
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A Career Fair is an excellent place to seek out internships, job opportunities and learn more about various companies. It is also the perfect place to network. The next Mercy College Career Fair Date will be announced shortly!
Career Fair Preparation
If you want to make the most of your time and the opportunity a career fair presents, follow these tips:
What to do at a Career Fair
Once you are at the Career Fair, there are a number of factors to keep in mind while interacting with employers and learning more about various companies and organizations. It can get a bit overwhelming at first but with some preparation, you will have a great experience.
Utilizing Your Current Network
You may not realize it, but you have already started networking. People you are close with, such as friends and families, are routinely interacting with you, offering advice. Now is the time to step it up by treating them like contacts. Start explaining the type of job or career you are looking for and ask if they have any thoughts or suggestions as to who to contact. They may know someone in a related area of work who might be available to talk to you about the company and the industry as a whole.
Making New Connections
Speaking with Mercy College alumni who are currently in the field you are hoping to break into is a wonderful way to network. They have been where you are now and can offer a lot of advice in regards to the industry, potential job openings and key individuals you should add to your network.
A popular professional social network is LinkedIn. As you make connections, you will have access to your contacts network and can ask for various introductions. Join the LinkedIn Mercy College Alumni page! If you are still a student, log into the Student LinkedIn site where you can search for jobs by location, function or industry.
How to Make the Most of LinkedIn:
Bernadette Castro at Mercy
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