Going to tomorrow’s Career Fair could be a first meeting with a future employer and you have to treat it that way! Just as you wouldn’t sit down to an interview chewing a fresh piece of Big Red, there are some big taboos that must be avoided!
Here are a few of our personal favorite:
- Wearing your backpack: Pulling your resume out of your Jansport that’s been crushed between your planner and math book is not acceptable! Drop it off in the coatroom, please.
- Don’t come a few minutes before the Fair ends because some employers may have to leave early.
- Don’t bring the whole floor of your dorm with you. The employers want to meet you, not your whole entourage.
- Don’t walk up to a booth and as “So what do you guys do?” Do your homework and know about the employers you are interested in.
Going in with a professional mindset will definitely equip you to present employers with your best non-flip flopped foot forward.
Written by: Courtney Jacobsen, Class of 2011