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Before the Job Fair

Follow these guidelines when preparing to attend a job fair.

  • Research the list of employers who will be coming to the Job Fair: The list may change frequently a few days prior to the fair.
  • Make a list of questions to ask each employer.
  • Bring a professional looking pen, note pad, portfolio, etc.
  • Dress appropriately for the positions you seek. (It is not unusual for employers to interview candidates "on the spot")
  • Bring more resumes than you expect to use. (Perhaps five more than the number of employers)
  • Prepare and practice your introduction
    • Be specific. Begin by stating your name, institution (Indiana University Southeast), major and tentative graduation date.
    • Ask the employer about his or her available positions.
    • Briefly indicate how your work experience and special skills relate to the positions the employer has available.

During the Job Fair

Follow these guidelines during a job fair:

  • Expect large numbers of people at the job fair.
  • Expect the surroundings to be noisy and cluttered.
  • Have a firm handshake and speak clearly and distinctly.
  • Introduce yourself. Be open, honest, enthusiastic, and assertive.
  • Be prepared to answer questions about your skills and knowledge.
  • Don't initiate talk about salary or fringe benefits. (Save that for a later conversation)
  • Request a business card, or write down the person's name, address and telephone number.

After the Job Fair

Follow these guidelines after a job fair:

  • Take time to follow up.
  • Send a typed thank you letter to the employer, using the business card information. (This letter should be sent within 48 hours of the job fair)

Career Development Center Events

Walk-In Wednesday

Walk-In Wednesday

January 29th, 2020

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Employer Information Table

Employer Information Table

January 29th, 2020

11:15 AM - 1:15 PM

Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality

January 29th, 2020

12:20 PM - 1:10 PM

Spectrum Spring 2020 Meeting

Spectrum Spring 2020 Meeting

January 29th, 2020

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

New Quizzes

New Quizzes

January 30th, 2020

12:20 PM - 1:10 PM

SIB Meeting

SIB Meeting

January 30th, 2020

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

SIB Meeting

SIB Meeting

January 30th, 2020

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

SGA Meeting

SGA Meeting

January 31st, 2020

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

African American History Month

African American History Month

February 1st, 2020

All day event

Women’s Basketball vs. Ohio Christian University

Women’s Basketball vs. Ohio Christian University

February 1st, 2020

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

(RV)Men’s Basketball vs. Ohio Christian University

(RV)Men’s Basketball vs. Ohio Christian University

February 1st, 2020

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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