Develop a tailored resume for each of the company’s you would like to visit and also prepare several copies of a general resume for other companies you may visit.
Prepare at least 3 to 4 questions that are specific to each company you want to visit with.
Bring a pad of paper and a pen to take notes and keep it all organized in a binder portfolio.
Choose a business professional outfit to wear.
Develop an Elevator Speech
During the fair
Arrive early to beat the crowd.
Create a name tag with your first and last name and your major. Place it on the upper right had side of your chest.
Obtain a map of the fair, if available, and find the employers you have prepared for first, then network with other employers that seem interesting.
Be flexible. Your top choice of employers might be popular and there may be a long line to wait in to speak to the recruiter. You can go talk to other employers and come back, or be patient and wait in line.
Be confident, give good eye contact and a firm handshake, Smile and show enthusiasm. Deliver your Elevator Speech.
Share your marketable qualifications that are relevant to the company that you have highlighted on your tailored resume.
Know how to answer the question “What are you here for today?”
Ask the questions you have prepared.
Ask for a business card and what you need to do to obtain a second interview.
Make notes about the conversation you have with each employer for later.
After the fair
Send a thank you to each employer you spoke with to thank them for taking the time to speak with you, either by sending a handwritten note, writing an email, or making a phone call.
Include details from your conversation and restate your interests and qualifications.