Make plans to attend the 2017 Career Explorer EXPO
The Career EXPO will provide you the opportunity to meet local professionals and discuss a variety of career options. These interactions will benefit the you as you begin to make plans that affect career related coursework in high school and beyond.
The Career Explorer EXPO is open to all area middle and high school students.
- Location: Westgate Mall Center Court, 7701 West Interstate 40, Amarillo, TX 79121
- Date: Saturday, September 30th, 2017
- Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
What is a Career Fair?
When planning for your future, a career fair is a great place for you to:
- Explore numerous career opportunities
- Learn the educational steps needed to enter different occupations
- Conduct company research
- Make personal contacts that can lead to a job
- Gather information from potential employers
- Find out what an employer values in its employees
- Demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively
How to prepare for the career fair:
#1: DRESS APPROPRIATELY, SMILE, AND MAKE A POSITIVE IMPRESSION!
WHEN YOU ARRIVE:
- Visit the Registration Table and get a Map of the Expo and a “What’s Your Plan?” Folder.
- Get a name tag; wear it on your right so the recruiter sees your name when shaking your hand.
GREET AND TALK WITH EMPLOYERS:
- Determine which opportunities best fit your interests and background. Target those companies with opportunities about which you would like to learn more.
- Company booths will be staffed by recruiters who are familiar with hiring needs of the company.
- Offer a firm, confident handshake while making good eye contact with the recruiter.
- You may have only 1-3 minutes to speak with a recruiter, so be sure to practice your 60-second commercial and be ready to ask and answer questions appropriately.
- Recruiters do not conduct formal interviews during Expo; instead, they share information about their company and opportunities informally.
- Ask the recruiter if they will post positions and conduct interviews through Career & Life Planning
- Offer to leave a copy of your resume with the recruiter; make sure you get their business card.
- Know when to move on, taking your cue from the recruiter. Avoid monopolizing the employer’s time.
FOLLOW UP APPROPRIATELY:
- Email or hand-write a thank you letter to the recruiter if you are interested in pursuing an internship or full-time opportunity with their company.
- Use the recruiter’s business card to route your thank-you note appropriately.
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