Need a job? You’re in the right place.
Get prepared for the 3rd Annual UALR EIT Career Fair. This is your 1-stop page for all resources pertaining to the career fair.
Career Fair Tips
Here are some tips for the career fair:
- Do your research. Check online for companies that are hiring for your majorÂ and that do things youâ€™re interested in. Know what companies you want to talk to before you come to the event.
- Talk first. This shows confidence.
- Prepare an elevator speech. An elevator speech shouldÂ be no longer than 30 seconds and should sum up yourself and what youâ€™re looking for in aÂ few sentences.
- Have a firm handshake.
- Have resumes handy. We recommend bringing a portfolio. Digging through aÂ bag for a resume that could be wrinkled or carrying them around in a paperclip is very distracting and unprofessional. Be sureÂ resumes are on resume paper. Even if youâ€™re a freshman or sophomore, put forth your bestÂ effort. It shows you truly want to succeed.
- Know what youâ€™re looking for. Internship or full-time? Location? Line of work? Know theseÂ things. Theyâ€™ll ask, and they prefer for you to be more specific than â€śjust wanting a jobâ€ť.
- Know at least the basics about the company. Itâ€™s helpful knowing the basics of theÂ company and some of the technologies they work with to help you know what you want. IfÂ you can pinpoint a particular part of a company youâ€™re interested in, theyâ€™ll know youâ€™ve done your research. Even if youâ€™re a freshman or sophomore, this part is important.
- Always seem interested. Donâ€™t just linger up to a booth for the goodies. Talk to theÂ recruiter like youâ€™re actually seeking employment or information.
- Have good eye contact. Donâ€™t look around; if it helps, look at their forehead.
- Be confident. This is the most important part. Even as a freshman or sophomore, actÂ confident in your abilities. Donâ€™t be overconfident or lie about your what you’re capable of, but graciouslyÂ tell them that you havenâ€™t made it to that concept in your program yet.
- Always accept interviews. Even as a freshman or sophomore, interviews are a great time toÂ ask questions about the company and future opportunities. The same recruiters come back every year, and they’ll remember the people who declined or didn’t show up for interviews.
- Know your resume. A lot of questions the recruiters will ask will spawn directly from yourÂ resume. Know it well and be prepared to converse about any topic on it.
Submit Your Resume
Sorry, the deadline for submitting resumes has passed. Be sure to prepare it for the career fair.