We invite you to attend Career EXPO 2021. All majors are invited to attend this two-day event.
We encourage you to dress in professional attire and bring copies of your resume. You can start viewing employers attending on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.
❏ Update your résumé and LinkedIn profile
❏ Create a list of target companies
❏ Conduct company research
❏ Prepare insightful questions
❏ Practice your elevator pitch/30 second introduction (InterviewStream)
❏ Wear business professional attire
DAY OF VIRTUAL EXPO:
SPEAKING WITH EMPLOYERS
Once it’s your appointment time, BE SURE TO SMILE so you can be ready to meet with the recruiter(s), it is always good to see a smiley face. Once the recruiter(s) let you in the room, it will be a face-to-face platform.
FINISHING YOUR CONVERSATION
Be sure to ask about next steps and contact information before the talk ends.
Keep in mind these important guidelines to ensure you make a favorable impression on the employer.
#1: AVOID TEXTING LANGUAGE
Abbreviations, emojis, and slang should be avoided in your written communication with recruiters. Be mindful of typos and improper grammar. Use concise and professional business language.
#2: BE PATIENT WITH RECRUITERS
Recruiters will be very busy speaking with multiple students. Don’t continue to reach out to them if they don’t immediately respond to your messages, they will eventually respond. In the meantime, review questions you want to ask.
#3: DRESS TO IMPRESS
Be ready to look presentable by wearing business professional attire (suit) and being well-groomed. Wearing a polished outfit will also boost your confidence! See the Dress for Success guide as a reference.
#4: PREPARE YOUR ENVIRONMENT
Show up to your appointments from a distraction-free environment. Make sure the room you’re in is clean, quiet, and well lit area. Currently, there are no virtual backgrounds in Job Mine.
#5: AVOID EXTERNAL DISTRACTIONS
Let any family members be aware that you are in an interview and place any animals that could cause distractions in another area, if possible. Place all other technology or chats on silent to avoid noise distractions.
AFTER THE CAREER EXPO FAIR
Just like in-person job fairs or any other networking event, be sure to send thank you emails to all individuals you made contact with and thank them for their time. Follow up with any additional questions or schedule a coffee chat. Keep your momentum going and apply to open job positions.
Thursday, September 16 at 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Don Haskins Center
2801 N Mesa, El Paso, TX 79968
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