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9 Tips to Succeed in a Career Fair

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The annual Hospitality Career Expo in the Collins College of Hospitality Management at Cal Poly Pomona will take place between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm on Feb. 19. There are 68 companies participating in this event. If a student wants to meet with the managers or recruiters from every single company on the list, he or she would only have three minutes or less for each one. Then, how can a job seeker or a student stand out from the crowd and hopefully secure a job/internship offer?

I share some tips on MultiBrief. They are:

Study and rearrange the company list. Group the companies into three categories of "dream employers," "potential employers" and "employers with not much interest." Focus on the "dream employers." Prepare 30+ copies of resumes.Purchase a portfolio.Purchase a nicely-cut business outfit. The key is to have nice dress that fits. No need to carry any designer's accessories. Maintain a "clean" look. Clean-cut from head …