Thursday, August 14, 2008

5 Good Reasons to Meet Employers This Fall

Many college students overlook opportunities to meet employers on campus. Many are not aware that the fall is probably the busiest time in a college career centers with employers doing interviews with students for summer internship positions and entry level careers after graduation.

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 hiring managers at previous campus events.

Here is how and why you want to meet employers on campus this fall:

1.Convenience. College students can attend employer events between classes. Taking a quick walk across campus to spend 15 minutes with a hiring manager in the college career center is a good way to meet potential employers.

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

3.It demonstrates your 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 employers 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. Meeting you will keep employers coming back to your campus.

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