How to Read Your Interviewer and Interview Questions

Posted by Ben Carpenter on Tue, Feb 07, 2017 @ 10:16 AM

When going in for the big interview, it is important to set the right tone with your interviewer. You can do this by learning how to “read” your interviewer. Reading in this case translates to understanding how to best know what your interviewer is asking you, and how to relate to them. Below are some tips on how to do just that!

Read More

Topics: Job Fair

How to Follow Up: Post Career Fair

Posted by LearnEarnRetire on Thu, Feb 02, 2017 @ 09:02 AM

Within 12 hours, tie down with an email to the recruiter and then invite them to connect on Linked-In.

If you are not interested it is still nice to say thank you for their time
  • If you are interested
    • Tell them that you are even more excited after you spoke to them
    • Include in the email some items that you talked about and what you learned from the recruiter (that will show you listened)
    • Then inquire as to next actions or if you have an interview, confirm the time
    • Do this on a PC/Mac and not a smartphone;  You will have better grammar and smartphone spell/grammar check can make you look like a fool
    • Your grammar and writing skills can sink you early on;  If you need help reach out to a friend
Read More

Topics: Job Fair, career

Nail the Career Fair with these 9 Steps

Posted by LearnEarnRetire on Tue, Jan 31, 2017 @ 09:03 AM

But now the big day has come. You have made it to the job fair, you are dressed professionally and focused. So, now what? 

It is important to understand these Campus Recruiters travel a lot, do multiple careers fairs, are under great pressure to find great candidates and they are about to be bombarded hundreds of students, most of which are not qualified. They are really looking for a small amount of impressive students that have great qualifications, good energy, and a passion for their future who they hope will be a fit for what they are looking for. 

Read More

Topics: Job Fair, career, Success

Preparing for the Career Fair

Posted by LearnEarnRetire on Thu, Jan 26, 2017 @ 09:02 AM

A job fair can often be critical in securing internships and job offers. Unfortunately, most students underprepare for the event.  The good news is that if you do prepare and execute you will stand out and be more successful.  This is a guide to help you do just that.

You need to look at the event from three dimensions:

  1. Pre-Job Fair Preparation
  2. Working the Job Fair (the day of)
  3. Job Fair Follow-Up

We will cover step #1 preparation in this blog and the next two blogs will cover ‘the day of’ and ‘follow-up’ respectively.

Read More

Topics: Job Fair, career

How to Follow-Up: Post Career Fair

Posted by LearnEarnRetire on Tue, Sep 27, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Within 12 hours, tie down with an email to the recruiter and then invite them to connect on Linked-In. 

Read More

Topics: Job Fair

How to Nail the Career Fair with these 9 Steps

Posted by LearnEarnRetire on Thu, Sep 22, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

But now the big day has come. You have made it to the job fair, you are dressed professionally and focused. So, now what? 

Read More

Topics: Job Fair

How to Prepare for the Career Fair

Posted by LearnEarnRetire on Tue, Sep 20, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

A job fair can often be critical in securing internships and job offers. Unfortunately, most students underprepare for the event.  The good news is that if you do prepare and execute you will stand out and be more successful.  This is a guide to help you do just that. 

Read More

Topics: Job Fair

How to Nail Your Career Fair-Post Career Fair Follow-Up (part three)

Posted by LearnEarnRetire on Tue, Feb 09, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

One of the most important phases of working a job fair is the follow-up. It is crucial that you take this step seriously because like the first impression you made to the recruiter, this is what they will remember you by. 

Another great point is that most students are horrible at the follow-up, so by doing so in a professional manner you will move up the ladder of consideration.

One critical mistake students make is not following-up with the recruiter after the job fair. This is a big mistake in personal networking.

You want to tie-down with context via email within 12 hours of meeting them. With context? Yes, you tell them it was great meeting them but you go further and re-state some items they said.  Let them know that their insight made their company even more exciting in your eyes if that’s the case (they will love it.)

Read More

Topics: Job Fair, Recruiters, Job Selection

How to Nail Your Career Fair-9 tips to Stand Out the Day of the Fair (Second in a three part series)

Posted by LearnEarnRetire on Thu, Feb 04, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

The big day has finally come. You have made it to the job fair, you are dressed professionally, and are focused on getting that job or internship. So, now what?

Read More

Topics: Job Fair, Recruiters, Network, career

How to Nail Your Career Fair- Pre Fair Preparation (Part one out of three)

Posted by LearnEarnRetire on Tue, Feb 02, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

In order to nail the career fair you have to think of it in three parts:

Part 1: Pre Career Fair Preparation: 
This is where you are clear on what you want to get out of the fair, you have all of the necessary collaterals, you know how to best position yourself, and you have researched and prioritized the companies that you are the most interested in.

Part 2: Working the Career Fair (the day of): 
On the day of the fair, you have a plan, supported by the notes from your research so that you can walk up to one of the recruiters, and wow them.  What’s a wow?  It is when they want to know more about you and their interest turns to consideration of a role they have open. 

Part 3: Post Career Fair Follow-up
You follow-up in a manner that sets you apart from the hundreds of other students they met at the event and they become part of your network where you can easily reach out to them in the future.

Read More

Topics: Job Search, Job Fair, job offer, Job Selection