ICF Tip #6 – Be a Professional (or at least act like one!)

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Be a Professional

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. 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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