Events: Diversity Career Fair at Everett Community College

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Saturday, November 5, 8am–12:30pm

Everett Community College
DIVERSITY CAREER FAIR

Learn about career opportunities for you at community and technical colleges, and how to successfully apply for faculty and administrative jobs. Continental breakfast is provided. Bring your resume for one on one review by a trained professional!

Click HERE to register or register online at http://www.fivestarconsortium.com/p/diversity-career-fair.html
This event is FREE!

WORKSHOPS:
– Effective cover letters
– Dressing for interview success
– Stay Smart & Strong: Interview Tips
– Intro to Teaching Demonstrations
– College Presidents’ Panel-Diversity in Higher Education

Click here to download .pdf flier: 2016-diversity-career-fair

ECF Tip #10: Know What Your Schedule Looks Like

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Employers attend the iSchool Employer Connections Fair because they want to recruit students to their jobs, internships, DFWs, and volunteer positions. Some recruiters may ask you to sign up for an interview on the spot. Make sure you know what your schedule is like the next few days. If you commit to an interview, write it down! You don’t want to forget about it or accidentally double-book an interview for the same time.

It is also possible you may get a call later that evening or even a few weeks down the road from that employer. Make notes to yourself of which companies you engaged with. Try to grab business cards from each employer to help you recollect your memory.

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ECF Tip #9: Ask Questions

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After you’ve done your research on the employers, create a list of questions to ask.  Some general ones you might consider are:

  • What particular skills/qualifications does (organization’s name) look for in prospective employees/interns?
  • What is your organizations interview and hiring process?
  • What has your experience at (organization’s name) been like?

Show that you’ve done your research and ask questions about what you’ve learned

  • I read about xyz on your website. Can you tell me more about that initiative?
  • In your opinion, what sets your organization apart from other companies’ in the industry like (name a few competitors)?

Do NOT ask questions that can be easily answered by looking at the employer’s website. Also, don’t ask questions about salary and benefits. A career fair is not an appropriate place for those questions.

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ECF Tip #7: Understand How You’re Being Evaluated

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After a fair, some companies have their recruiters complete a simple evaluation sheet on the candidates they meet.  These sheets can include most of the following:

Personal Appearance: Dress like you are a serious candidate and they’ll treat you like you are a serious candidate.

Professionalism: Come prepared, be able to communicate your skills clearly and concisely, and be knowledgeable about the employer and what they do.

Confidence: We know you’re nervous. The trick is to appear like you are not.

Leadership: Be ready to highlight your leadership experience whether in a job, club or volunteer setting.

Etiquette: Be sure to use your best interpersonal skills.

(Adapted from: usnews.com/education/blogs/hired-before-graduation/2012/01/17/3-tips-for-students-to-ace-job-fairs )

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

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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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iSchool Career Newsletter, 2/3/2015

Career Newsletter

Employer Connections Fair: It’s here!

It’s what you all have been waiting for – the Employer Connections Fair! By now, you’ve had the opportunity to get your resume reviewed by iSchool faculty, staff, and iAffiliates, you’ve had the opportunity to listen to Vic Snyder from the UW Career Center as he talked about career fair preparation, and you’ve had the opportunity to keep up with the many ECF tips that have been posted on this blog regularly.  Continue reading