You just went to the Career Fair. Now what?

Randi Blender, Enterprise Holdings

Tips from a recruiter.

So you attended yesterday’s Career Fair. You may be wondering what to with the interest you now have in some of the companies you spoke with.

First, sort through the material you collected. Did you get any business cards? Follow up and write a thank you note to the people you spoke with (look for their email address on the business card). Look at the companies on their website, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Glassdoor to learn more and decide if you really want to apply and interview. (You can also follow them on social media.) Find out if any classmates or alumni work there, and if so, try to connect with them. Continue reading

How to Impress at the Career Fair

Maurice and a colleague from Sherwin Williams

The Fall Career Fair is next week! Career Fairs offer you an easy opportunity to get information about career fields, to network with alumni & employers, and maybe even find a job or internship. Check out the Career Center website for videos and tips for success. You’ll also find helpful information Career Fair Prep Day on October 27 at the Hub.

Another source of support is from employers, so we asked Maurice Howard for some insight. Continue reading

5 Easy Things to do After the UVM Job Fair

Student speaking with employer at Job Fair

 

Congrats on making it to the Spring Job Fair and completing another task on your 4 Year Plan for Career Success! Before putting it all behind you, take a few moments to make the most of your efforts thus far.

  1. Get organized.

You likely have a handful of notes, fliers, papers, and business cards from the people that you met. Great! Review that information now, while your short notes and abbreviations will still mean something to you. Follow up on the suggestions employers gave you. Check out/Bookmark websites of organizations you want to keep an eye on. Stay connected!

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The Job Fair is for Everyone!

Spring 2015 Job Fair poster Image

Why should Senior and Graduate students attend?
Make connections to employers so you are on their radar for next spring or next year.
Many employers will keep your resume & remember you when there are openings later.
Some deadlines are soon, and it helps to know/prepare for what will be offered in the future.
Pick up free pens, lip balm, water bottles, and other swag!

Why should Junior students attend?
Make connections to employers so you are on their radar for next spring or next year.
Some deadlines are soon, and it helps to know/prepare for what will be offered in the future.
Find opportunities that will build your resume with career-relevant experiences.
Pick up free pens, lip balm, water bottles, and other swag!

Why should Sophomore students attend?
Learn about companies and organizations who are doing work that matters to you.
Find opportunities that will build your resume with career-relevant experiences.
Watch and learn from upper-class students.
Pick up free pens, lip balm, water bottles, and other swag!

Why should First Year students attend?
Think about the connections between what you are studying & the work you may do in the future
Practice talking to employers when the stakes are low.
Watch and learn from upper-class students.
Pick up free pens, lip balm, water bottles, and other swag!

Get Ready Today: Find more information on our event page: https://go.uvm.edu/jobfair

On Job Fair Day: Wear a nice/professional outfit. If you have an updated resume, bring it.

After the Fair: Update your 4 Year Plan for Career Success because you just took another huge step: https://go.uvm.edu/4yearplan

See you there!

– Jill

Savvy Seniors: Market Yourself

Michael Nedell headshot

3 Important Pointers for Success from Vermont Start-Up Localvore Today

We at Localvore Today use the internet and e-commerce to highlight the goods and services of local businesses. We are digital marketers using technology and visual imagery. In everything we do, the skill set we value most is the ability to convey the stories of the merchants we work with in ways that appeal to our audience. In order to stand out in a crowded marketplace, we hold everything to a specific brand that we are building each day.How might the work we do apply to you and your job search? Here are three important points to remember: Continue reading