BEFORE MAY 15
- Create your job seeker account and profile.
- Review your curriculum vitae (CV). Let someone else take a second look. We will!
- Register for the annual meeting within your profile. Even if it’s one interview, these services are considered a conference session so you must register to participate.
- Set up job alerts so you know when new jobs are posted.
MAY 15 – THROUGH THE CONFERENCE
- From your Career Center profile, click on “Attend This Event”. This ensures the conference logo will appear next to your profile name once the Career Center officially opens on May 15th and employers will then know you'll be there. Employers can also filter their search for those attending so this is important in making you stand out as a candidate.
- Under the Event tab, block out days/times you are NOT available using our new online interview tool within your profile.
- Apply for jobs, request interviews, and upload saved or new documentation through the job board or find the best e-mail address within the job listing to reach a recruiter. Some schools will only accept emails directed to their HR department so carefully read the ad and follow instructions.
- Don’t become discouraged. The majority of recruiters post their ads in June/July so be patient and set those job alerts.
- Check in with our volunteer staff and receive your sticker. You must show this sticker to have access to the interview rooms.
- Verify table location with volunteer staff to confirm recruiters are still in same location.
- Interviews typically last approximately 30 minutes, so plan accordingly. Each interview room will host between 9 and 20 schools at individual tables.
- Onsite Career Services staff are available from 8 am-5 pm daily to help answer questions, walk you through mock interviews, provide career advice, or review your curriculum vitae.
- It's not an acceptable policy to speak with other recruiters in the room unless you have a pre-scheduled appointment with them.
- Attend our networking session on Sunday between 11pm-1pm to meet our Career Services volunteers and learn about interviewing strategies, university hiring practices and suggestions for interviewing success.
- Be on time. Many interviewers schedule interviews close together.
- Pace yourself. Try to schedule breaks between interviews, time to attend sessions, meals, and to step away from the interview process and breathe.
- Take notes. Interviews can blur together. Follow up after interviews with an email thank-you and follow-up questions.
WHAT TO BRING
- Copies of your CV. On-site printing is limited.
- Interview attire (suit/tie/dress/skirts/slacks/jacket/sweater/dress shoes)
- Walk-in appointments are typically not available, so be sure you have a pre-set interview OR network while attending sessions and make those connections
- Positive attitude. Whether interviewing, waiting for interviews, at conference sessions, or in the hallways and elevators, potential employers are observing candidate behaviors.