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Clearing the ‘Post-Careers Fair Fog’. What to do after attending a Careers Fair.

August 21, 2014 by Curtin CEL Team

Clearing the ‘Post-Careers Fair Fog’. What to do after attending a Careers Fair.

So you’ve gained a lot of valuable information from attending a Careers Fair, now what?

Many students simply forget this information, but learning to use it to your advantage is a key skill that can make a huge difference when searching for job positions and opportunities.

One of the best ways to put this information to good use is to create a list of your favourite employers. This should include everything and anything you know about them, from what kind of organisation they are, to the types of programs they offer. Better yet, describing the impressions each company had on you will identify which companies you’re truly interested in working for.

Once you’ve created this list and know which employers you’re interested in, you can start to ‘follow up’ with employers. There are many ways to do this, but two of the most common methods are:

Employer Information Sessions: Many employers hold information sessions on and off campus. These sessions are a great way to continue networking and learning about the organisation.

Make sure to visit UniHub for the latest on campus information sessions, or visit company websites for off-campus events.

Industry Groups/Associations: Joining and connecting with industry groups and associations will keep you up to date with industry trends. Many of these organisations also hold networking events.

Social Media: Similar to Industry Groups, following companies on Social Media will keep you up to date on the companies activities and relevant opportunities. It also provides a great way to connect and show your interest with the organisation.

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