How to Impress Recruiters at Upcoming Job & Internship Fairs

UAlbany has several industry specific job and internship fairs coming up, see below for tips on how to prepare and impress attending recruiters:

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Before the fair

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During the fair

  • Dress to impress – professional attire such as button down shirt, tie, dress pants, dress, blazer, and comfortable shoes! If you need professional attire, check out Purple Threads.
  • Be prepared, friendly, and confident when approaching tables – create a short elevator pitch with your name, major, skills, what position your interested in as well as why you’d like to work for their company.
  • Hand recruiter your resume and take their business card or contact information to follow-up.

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After the fair

  • Within 24-48 hours, follow-up with recruiter using contact information you received. Thank them for their time and information.
  • Ask recruiter if they are available for an informational interview regarding open positions to continue your conversation from the fair.
By Jessica Pugliese (she/her)
Jessica Pugliese (she/her) Career Advisor