Final Career Fair Tips!

Good Afternoon Captains!

Do you know what event we have on January 30 in the 2nd floor of the DSU from 12-3pm? You guessed it! Spring 2018 Fair! In exactly seven days you will wake up in the morning, put on your business professional attire, and step into a room full of prospective employers to embark on your journey to a successful career.

Whether you are super confident or super nervous about the fair, here are a few tips and tricks to get you through:

1.Double/triple check your resume!

The last thing you want is to print off 10+ resumes and hand them off to prospective employers only to find out later on there was a serious typo! A careless typo on a resume may lead the recruiter to think you are unprepared and careless. You probably spent a lot of time typing and deleting words in your resume to perfect it, so make sure you double/triple check your resume and even ask a friend or a career counselor in the CCP to look over it to avoid those silly mistakes. A pair of fresh eyes can catch those mistakes and save you a few cents on printing funds.

The CCP also has different events, workshops, and resources you can use before the fair!

  • Career Cafe Wednesday Jan. 24 & Thursday Jan. 25 & Monday Jan. 29 in Einsteins from 3-4:30pm
  • Bruce Knight Resume Review Thursday Jan. 25 & Friday Jan. 26 in CNH 305 from 1-4pm
  • Resume review appointment with one of our career counselors (Call 757-594-8887 now to make an appointment! We are open M-F 8am-5pm)

2.Prepare your 30-second elevator speech!

This will allow you to maximize your introduction to your dream company. Some information you should have in this speech include your name, what year you are, when you plan to graduate, your major, what type of job/internship you are looking for, what skills you have.

3.Do your company research

Take a few minutes to look through the PROFILE BOOK to get an idea of what employers you want to talk to and the different internship and jobs they are hiring for. If you go to talk to a recruiter after doing a lot of research on their company, you will leave a good impression. This shows the recruiter that you are interested in the company and in the position.

4.Dress for success

This is your opportunity to make a great first impression. Put on your best suit, tie, shoes, skirt, dress, and blazer. Make sure you iron out those wrinkles, tidy out that tie, and clean off your shoes. Dressing for success will allow you to be more confident and the recruiters will think you are well prepared.


The Spring 2018 Fair is a great opportunity for you to network and practice speaking to professionals. Even if you are not searching for an internship or job, it is a great way to get your name out there. We hope to see you on January 30 in the DSU Ballroom from 12-3pm! Be sure to follow our Instagram page @cnu_career, Twitter page @CNU_career, and Facebook page @cnuccp to hear more tips and updates about the fair and what services we have to offer!