Posts Tagged Job Fair
Posted on March 27, 2012 with No Comments
Organization: Enterprise Holdings
Representative: Randi Blender, Talent Acquisition Manager
The Job Fair is over! What do you suggest that students do to follow up?
When I meet someone at the Job Fair, it’s always nice to receive a thank you and see his/her online application.
If a student secures an interview from the Job Fair, what should they do to prepare?
Learn as much as you can about the company, explore their website, connect via LinkedIn to learn more. Get prepared to interview: ensure you have a suit or appropriate outfit and transportation, practice answering interview question and build your confidence. Think, what kind of person does the company want to hire and what are your strengths, why should someone hire you?
What if a student wasn’t able to attend the Job Fair or didn’t connect with a particular recruiter?
Get the list of employers and reach out to employers. From my perspective, if someone didn’t make it and had interest I would think he/she would call or email me, apologizing for missing the fair and express interest in learning more about the opportunity and how to get started with applying.
What do you recommend that students do next to find jobs and explore careers?
Do informational interviews and be prepared with questions. Think of friends’ parents, your own mentors, coaches, and professors. Ask them about job searching and how they landed where they are. Call a staffing agency, ask them questions about the job market, and ask for a referral. Search Linked In and seek out connections and learn more about career paths and companies.
Tags: advice, Career, career connection, career path, Employers, etiquette, events, Experience, how to, Job Fair, job search, Jobs, Networking, photos, search, tips, your first job
Category: Career Exploration, Dress to Impress, Employer Advice, Event, Job Searching, Networking, Uncategorized
Posted on March 16, 2012 with No Comments
Guest Blogger: Owen Manahan, ‘10
Job Title: Management Trainee
Employer: Consolidated Electrical Distributors (CED)
1. You got your current job after attending a UVM Job Fair. What do you do and what do you like about it?
I was hired by Consolidated Electrical Distributors after meeting them at the UVM Spring Job Fair. CED is one of the largest electrical distributors in the country and is a Fortune 500 Company. I am currently about halfway through their industry leading management trainee program. This training program is unique and has offered me the opportunity to learn about every aspect of both CED, and the electrical industry as a whole. I really enjoy the day-to-day interactions with customers, as well as the in depth views of how such a company works internally. In the past two years I have also had to opportunity to travel extensively for trainings and have met some fantastic people in the process. It is exciting to know that within just a few years of graduating from UVM I will have the opportunity, and be prepared, to manage a multi-million dollar location.
2. What did you do to prepare for the Job Fair ahead of time?
Before the career fair I looked up most of the companies that I was interested in online, though I will admit I did not find too much about CED. We are a privately owned company, so there is not as much information publicly available when compared to other companies of this size. I also made sure I had my resume ready to go and a few questions prepared to ask.
3. Why do you think that you stood out to CED as a strong candidate?
I think some qualities that made me stand out to CED were strong communication skills, a sales oriented mindset, and the fact that I wasn’t just looking for any job right out of school. I was looking for a company that could offer a career. After the fair I followed up with an email, and was contacted a few days later for an initial phone interview.
4. What advice do you have for students looking for jobs and internships?
My advice to students heading to a career fair would be to take some time beforehand and look into who is going to be there to talk to. There are so many different types of businesses represented that it can become a little intimidating trying to find one where you think you will be compatible. Conversations at fairs are often very brief and surface level, so if you have a little bit of knowledge about a company going into it, you can prepare yourself with questions that will give you a better opportunity to dig deeper into what they are all about in just a short amount of time. That being said, if you don’t have time to do any background checking, or can’t find the information you are looking for, don’t be put off. A career fair is the first step in opening a conversation, so don’t hesitate to go up to anybody there and just start talking!
The Spring Job Fair is Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 2-5pm, 4th Floor, Davis Center
See Who’s Coming to the Spring 2012 Job Fair
Job Fair Preparation and Tips
Tags: advice, alumni, Career, career path, Employers, events, Experience, how to, Job Fair, job search, Jobs, photos, tips, your first job
Category: Career Exploration, Employer Advice, Event, Job Searching, Uncategorized
Posted on November 8, 2011 with No Comments
Thank you for helping make our Fall Job Fair a great success!
If you missed it, the Spring Job Fair is Wednesday, March 21th, 2012.
-Follow up with recruiters! Check out these tips for professional e-mails.
-Applying for a position? Polish that resume.
-Moving on to the next stage? Prepare yourself for interview success!
Check out these resources:
Or Network your way to a great opportunity! Don’t miss our networking events in Boston and New York City over the winter break.
We’re here to support you:
Drop-ins: L/L E140, Monday – Thursday: 1-4pm
Davis Center Drop-ins: Rosa Parks Room, Tuesdays: 11am-1pm
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Category: Career Exploration, Dress to Impress, Employer Advice, Event, Helpful Resources, Interviewing, Job Searching, Networking, Uncategorized, World of Work, resume
Posted on October 25, 2011 with No Comments
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2-5pm at the Davis Center
10. It’s a great opportunity to wear your suit and Dress for Success.
9. It’s so conveniently located at the Davis Center.
8. It’s a great excuse to dust off your resume.
7. You’ve always wondered what exactly a “XYZ” job does anyway. Now’s your chance to ask!
6. Your friends are going.
5. You missed the Internship Hop, and would love to get a good internship.
4. Free cookies.
3. It’s fun to shake hands and collect business cards.
2. You have an awesome elevator speech and can’t wait to use it.
1. Jobs. Need I say more?
See employers and grad schools that are coming to the Job Fair
Don’t have a resume? Attend a Career Services Resume Jumpstart, Mondays at 4:15pm in L&L E166
Other tips and info:
Good luck! We’ll see you there.
Tags: advice, burlington, Career, career path, Employers, etiquette, events, internship search, Internships, Job Fair, job search, Jobs, Networking, On Campus Recruiting, photos, tips
Category: Career Exploration, Dress to Impress, Employer Advice, Event, Helpful Resources, Internships, Job Searching, Networking, Uncategorized
Posted on March 30, 2011 with No Comments
Thank you for helping make our Spring Job Fair a great success! Employers were impressed with the level of professional dress and discourse.
If you missed it, check out all the employers that were just here hoping to connect with UVM students and grads.
Assess how the fair went for you and which businesses you want to follow up with.
Follow up with recruiters! Check out these tips for professional e-mails.
Prepare yourself for interview success!
Didn’t see what you were looking for?
Check out Catamount Job Link
Explore Resources for Specific Job Fields
Network your way to a great opportunity! Check out our other blog posts on Networking.
Stop by during Career Services Drop In Hours to speak with a Career Counselor: Mon-Thurs: 1-4pm, L/L E140
Tags: advice, career path, Catamount Job Link, Employers, etiquette, events, how to, Job Fair, job search, Networking, On Campus Recruiting, your first job
Category: Event, Job Searching, Networking