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5 Important Things You Need To Know To Succeed At A Career Fair

If you want a job, the career fair is the place to be.

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Heading into a career fair can be nerve-wracking but if you follow a few tips to help prepare you will feel much more confident.

1. Print plenty of resumes

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When walking into a career fair it is important to know what companies will be attending the event so you can gauge how many resumes you will need. What you do not know is how many representatives from each company will be there. Always make sure to have plenty of resumes to pass out so you do not cut yourself short on landing your dream job only because you did not print enough resumes.

2. Have a firm handshake 

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There is nothing more unappealing than a weak handshake. Having a firm handshake shows confidence and professionalism and will most certainly take you to a new level.

3. Network with the people you are in line with 

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That's what this whole event is about, right? You never know who will be attending a career fair. You may meet someone who you can collaborate with to help further your career.

4. Bring business cards

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#Professional. When making connections with others who are also attending the career you may not want to hand out your entire resume. A business card will have all of the information someone will need to contact you without this person reading that you worked at a summer camp.

5. Have your elevator speech down pat

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Know who you are and what you want. Your future employers want to hear what type of job you are looking for and what you have to offer. You want to be clear, confident, and concise with your opening as this will help direct the rest of the conversation with each company.

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