♦ Research the employers you want to
visit; learn about them, the positions they're looking
to fill, and what type of candidates they are looking
for. The more you know about a company, the more you can
converse with the company representative and the more
memorable you will be.
♦ Be ready to ask intelligent
questions like asking how your skills might be utilized
within the framework of the company. Make sure to ask
the recruiter what he or she likes best about their
corporate culture, to better assess if that company is
right for you.
♦ Be prepared to discuss where you
want to work geographically (locally, New York,
anywhere), what you like doing, what youre looking for
in a job, what your most relevant skills are.
♦ The lines might be long or slow, but
don't fail to maximize this opportunity. Talk with every
company that seems to fit your experience and ambitions.
If you meet with 20 recruiters, at the end of the day
you will know 20 people by name; and they will know
♦ Get the interviewer's business card.
If you are called for an interview, you will want to
follow up with a letter that reinforces the points you
made and the facts you learned.
♦ Network - While you are waiting in
line, talk to others. You may hear about opportunities
that you were unaware.
♦ Be assertive and show initiative -
shake hands and introduce yourself to recruiters when
you reach their table. Dont make them come to you.
♦ Be enthusiastic. Smile and project
interest in the company.
♦ There will be many applicants
approaching employers at the same time you are. Keep a
positive attitude and concentrate on the benefits of the
♦ Explore all of your options. A wide
variety of companies will be participating. This is an
excellent opportunity to browse and indulge your