September 24, 2012 08:30
So you just completed a job fair – now what? The first thing you need to do is organize the information that you have gathered. Review each item received and separate them into categories- immediate opportunities and future opportunities.
Get a folder to keep your information organized so that it’s readily available at a moment’s notice. Consider getting a notebook to write down any specific details you remember from the job fair. Did the recruiter mention specific open positions? Did you discuss potential positions in other cities or states? Did you get specific contact information for each department? These are all details that will be necessary as you follow-up with the various vendors from the job fair.
If you have not done so, create a professional email address that can be used for your online submittals. Make sure that you document the email address and password you create.
After sorting the information, sit down and review each company’s website. This will give you an idea of their core values and infrastructure. You should also review the Careers section. Look for the positions that the recruiter mentioned during the job fair. Review the job description for the open positions- if the positions that match your skillset- follow the application process described online.
Make sure that you print out the details of the position so that you will have it to reference at a later point. If you aren’t able to print them, you should document the information in your notebook. You may also want to document specifics about the position- what are the hours for the position? Who does the position report to? Who is the contact person listed for the position? These are all tips that will aide you in your follow-up.
Be sure to document the following:
- Bookmark the company website
- If the website requires a username and password- be sure to document it
- Position/Job number
- Contact Person
Remember, organization is one of the keys to success. Following these tips will assist you as the potential employers begin to reach-out to you. You should be able to gather the specific information regarding the details in a flash.