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You step into the career fair and make your way toward a representative from the top-ranked company on your job-search list. What can you say and do during the next 60 seconds to make this recruiter want to explore hiring you? Hit them with your one-minute introduction!
Use the following formula to build your 60-second introduction:
Tailor your introduction to each employer you approach based on research and knowledge of each company. (Here’s where to start: Get a list of employers attending the career fair from your career center, and check out their websites for information about products, services, and opportunities.)
Practice your introduction so that you can move on to the important next step—the interview. Add positive nonverbal communications—eye contact, facial expressions, body language, and posture. Practice with a mirror, a friend, and/or a career services staff member.
Next, make yourself memorable by asking a question about the company. (These questions are based on information you’ve found in your research.)
Courtesy of the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
The goal of Career Services at Georgia Southwestern State University is to provide efficient, effective, and personalized career planning and job search assistance to students and alumni of GSW. We are the link between employers and students to facilitate career development by providing computerized interest inventories, career exploration materials, experiential learning opportunities as well as part and full-time job opportunities. To learn more about how Career Services can assist you, please select from the links in the menu on the left of the screen.