Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Attending Career Expo without clear-cut career plans

Should I still attend the Career Expo if I really don’t know what kind of work I’m interested in?

1 comment:

USDCareerBlog said...

Absolutely. Some lucky college students know early on what career path they’ll choose. Others take longer to find their niche. If you don’t know exactly what kind of jobs or industries you’re interested in, the job fair is a good place to gather more information about possible opportunities.

But you don’t want to act indecisive and confused before a recruiter. Instead, let the recruiters know that you’re seeking a challenging position that offers the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge you’ve developed during your college years. Many of the positions at Career Expo do not require a particular major or course of studies. Recruiters are seeking new graduates with strong skills (e.g., communication, leadership, initiative, problem solving) and/or experiences (campus activities, community service, part-time jobs, internships).

So polish up your resume, dress professionally, and put your best foot forward. You may very well find an opportunity that’s right for you.