ECF Tip #6: Be a Professional (or at least act like one!)


In addition to your attire, don’t forget a strong handshake and good eye contact. Carry a simple padfolio with copies of your resume and a pad of paper for taking notes. Offer them your resume. Be considerate of the employers’ time (most conversations are between 3-7 minutes) and mind your manners and mannerisms. Address the recruiter as Mr. or Ms. unless they ask you to do otherwise or only introduce themselves with their first name only. This is your opportunity to be evaluated on more than your resume. Make sure you leave a positive impression.

When you are concluding the conversation, ask if they have a business card. If not, you can ask them for their email and if it is okay for you to follow up with them.

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