Sunday, November 25, 2007

Reasons to Meet Employers During College Recruiting

Many college students overlook opportunities to meet employers on campus.

Too many college students only attend employer events events when they actually want to be hired. That may be too late if the competition has already met the hiring managers at a previous campus event.

How and why to meet employers on campus:

1.Convenience. Visit employer events between classes or take a quick walk across campus to spend 15 minutes with a hiring manager in the college career center.

2.Stress free meeting. Meet recruiters, employers or hiring managers at information tables or classroom visits before you have to meet them at the job interview.

3.Demonstrate positive “go-getter” attitude. Employers are impressed by students who know about campus visits and show up if even for a few minutes between classes to make a networking connection.

4.Branding your campus . To keep your preferred employer coming back to your college campus, show up to employer events. If employers experience low attendance of college students for events, they may drop your school or academic major from their recruiting schedule.

5. Get feedback on job search strategy. If you are job hunting and want some free career advice on to improve job search strategy, stop by and meet recruiters who can help with college resumes and job interview preparation.

Whether you are a college freshman, sophomore, junior or senior the career center values your visit to employer events to keep employers coming back.

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