What to expect at the Career Fair
The Career Fair provides you with the opportunity to meet with representatives from a range of organisations. These people include senior managers, recruiters and recent graduates.
Useful resources offered at the event
Handouts and pamphlets from employers. Gather information to help you decide which organisations interest you
How to impress employers
Employers are typically more impressed if you:
- Present well by dressing appropriately – first impression counts. Dress casually, but neatly. Keep in mind that you could be introducing yourself to your future employer
- Introduce yourself professionally (with brief details about your studies and career goals)
- Maintain eye contact
- Are positive, enthusiastic and self-confident
- Have prepared questions that demonstrate research and interest in the organisation.
- Show sensitivity to other students waiting to speak. Be courteous and know when it is time to move on. Offer a polite closure with something like 'It's been nice meeting you'
- Don’t approach organisations to get freebies such as lollies or show bags, use tact and commonsense. If you show genuine interest in the organisation and its opportunities, you may be offered such things
- Network, network, network. Make connections with people, including the recruiters, other students and career professionals. The more people in your network, the stronger it becomes