Thursday, October 10, 2013

It’s the Day After the Fair… Now What?

First off, I’d like to thank all of The Career Center staff, our fabulous employers, and most importantly the Hofstra students for a fantastic Fall Career Fair yesterday! We had a great turnout – 394 students came through the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex to meet with representatives from 75 different companies!

So you went to the fair, spoke to employers, and gave out your resumes; now it’s time to kick back, watch a movie, and wait for the interview offers to pour in, right?


Just because the fair is behind you doesn’t mean your networking efforts stop! Hopefully, the fair energized you and got you motivated to hit the ground running even harder in your career search! Here are some tips to keep you on track after the doors to the Arena have closed!

Send a thank-you to anyone you networked with! 
Did you make sure to get a business card from all the representatives you visited? Great! Send an email or give a phone call to let them know that you appreciated them taking the time to speak with you at the fair, and restate your interest in their company! Following up on a meeting keeps your name and voice fresh in their minds when they go through the many resumes they’ve received—make sure they remember to pick out yours!

Look on Pride-CMS for Resume Drops or Job Postings from companies that were at the fair! 
In your Pride-CMS account, you can search for specific employers by using their name as a search keyword. You can also click on the “Employers” tab and look up a specific company in our Employer Directory to see if any positions are available.

Hone your skills at all aspects of the career search process by visiting The Career Center! 
When you find a position to which you’d like to apply, make sure your resume and cover letter are in tip-top shape by dropping in to our Quick Question Hours, Monday-Thursday from 2pm-4pm and Friday from 11am-1pm. If you’ve been offered an interview, attend one of our Effective Interviewing Workshops or schedule an appointment with a counselor to have a Mock Interview to ensure you make the best impression possible!

See? It’s that easy to keep the momentum going as you move further along your Path of Pride. You’re already well on your way! Good luck, and we’ll see you soon!

Amy Smith, Graduate Assistant

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