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It is never too early to attend a career fair

Monday, March 25, 2013

Students often choose a college major based on a subject they are passionate about. However, it is equally important for them to consider other factors like earning potential and the employment prospects. To gain a better understanding of the many career paths available to them students might attend one or several of the career fairs typically scheduled in the spring.

Be prepared
Even if you are undecided about a college major or future career, attending a career fair gives you an opportunity to meet potential employers, influential people and possible contacts. Make the most of this opportunity by dressing professionally, maintaining an air of confidence and bringing a positive attitude to each company representative you meet with. According to National Career Fairs, the first impression can make a lasting impact.

If you hope to reap maximum benefits from the career fair, you'll need to do a little homework beforehand. Prior to the fair you should thoroughly research the companies that will be in attendance. You'll want to appear enthusiastic and knowledgeable about an organization's background; its audience, product or service; and its plans for growth or expansion.

Keep an open mind
While it's always recommended that you go to a career fair with a plan or agenda, it is just as important for you to remain open to new experiences and opportunities. Every meeting is a chance for you to discover new organizations, explore different fields and meet prospective employers. By remaining open to new opportunities, you may discover an area of employment you might not have previously considered.

Whether you are preparing for college or getting ready to enter the workforce, all students can benefit substantially from attending a career fair. So take your suit or dress jacket to the cleaners, polish your shoes and update your résumé and get ready for the upcoming spring career fair season. - helping you find colleges and universities that offer the accredited programs that most interest you.

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