The following are steps for success when visiting an on-campus recruiter. We hope you find these tips useful and you take it seriously when you meet with a recruiter. Good luck in your job search, and don't forget to make a great first impression!
On-Campus Recruitment Schedule
- Use this opportunity to meet with the recruiters in person. This is a great chance for you to network with different companies before they look at your resume. Learn about the positions that may be available to you.
- Recruiters are located on the first floor of the Commons (COM) building, outside of javajazz.
- Recruiting visits are Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
- On-campus recruiting schedules are advertised on the T.V. monitors located in the student center.
Make a Positive First Impression
- Dressing for success is important. Dress in professional business attire or opt for business casual (khakis and a nice shirt). Be clean and use deodorant liberally. Your appearance really does matter. How you present yourself in terms of dress and grooming can be a deciding factor in whether or not you get an interview or get the job. Stop by the Career Development Center and pick up current handouts regarding proper dress, etiquette, resume guidelines and interview guidelines.
- Remember to communicate clearly and introduce yourself to the recruiter in a personable way. Learn to listen well and carry on interesting conversations. This takes practice. A perfect place to practice your conversation skills is when meeting and visiting with a recruiter. Maintain an appropriate space between you and the recruiter and remember to be at ease and confident.
- The purpose of networking is for people to connect with people. When you approach a recruiter, think of it as an opportunity to market yourself for free. Strive to be friendly, interested in the company, and relaxed. Meeting employers can be intimidating, but if you make a positive impression and establish a relationship with them, you will stand out and get noticed.
A Great Resume
- A resume should be thought of as a way to "sell" yourself to employers before they even meet you. Since you will have the opportunity to meet the recruiter in person, we recommend you bring along a current resume to leave behind with the recruiter. Your resume should showcase your work skills and experience.
- Research the companies before they arrive on campus by going to their website. Familiarize yourself with what a company does and what kinds of positions are available. In other words, have a little knowledge about them.
- It is important to remember to send the recruiter a thank-you or follow-up letter. Take the recruiter's business card with you before you leave in order to send the letter to the appropriate address. If you forget, just call the company and ask for the recruiter's address. It is extremely important to thank them for their time and to reiterate your interest in the company.