You attended a career fair online, created a profile with your resume, made connections, and made a great first impression – now what do you do? Do you wait for employers to contact you?
Consider these “next steps” following an online career fair.
You attended a career fair online, created a profile with your resume, made connections, and made a great first impression – now what do you do? Do you wait for employers to contact you? Consider these "next steps" following an online career fair.
Virtual career fairs are similar to in-person career fairs, but you can attend from your home or anywhere you can log on to a computer -- your interviews with recruiters will be online. Attending a virtual career fair has many benefits -- there's no gas and parking costs, you don't need printed résumés, you don't need to find a babysitter, and you don't need to wear special “interview clothing.” There's also no waiting in lines!
The interview process can be daunting. You’re sitting in a room with complete strangers while they ask you to talk about your professional experience and character. They analyze your movements and gestures. They write down unknown statements on yellow notepads with ballpoint pens. They shake your hand at the end and say, “We’ll be in touch.” If this scenario sounds scary, you’re not alone. Interview anxiety is normal. The good news is that knowing how to prepare for the interview can help you approach the meeting feeling more confident and self-assured.
In today’s tough job market, you must do all that you can to stand out. Many times, job seekers make their first mistake by not properly completing the job application. Keep the following 12 tips in mind to effectively complete your next job application.