Department of Construction Management

CM Career Expo: TIPS

Whether in-person or virtual you want to make a great impression!

What to Wear

Dress for the job you want!  Wear professional, business casual attire (see example photo).  We strongly discourage short skirts, tank/halter/sleeveless tops, low cut or tight-fitting shirts, facial or tongue piercings, and visible tattoos.

Refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, or too much jewelry.

What to Say??

  • Prepare an “Elevator Pitch” about yourself.
    • What skills and accomplishments do you bring that will benefit this company?
    • What makes you unique?
  • Introduce yourself, make good eye contact, and offer a firm handshake
  • Be enthusiastic – smile and express interest in the company
  • Prepare a few questions to ask the recruiter about open positions or the company

Be Prepared!

  • A list of this year’s attendees can be found on the main Career Fair page
  • Before the Career Fair, conduct research on the companies that interest you
  • Impress representatives with your company knowledge and enthusiasm to work for them
  • Prepare your resume before the fair and bring several copies
  • Ask appropriate questions about job openings/descriptions, the organization and application procedures
  • Collect business cards from recruiters you’d like to follow-up with and send them a thank you letter or email within 48 hours

After the Career Fair

  • Send a thank you letter or email message within 48 hours
    • Thank employers for their time spent at the job fair
    • Restate your interest to those employers that you are most interested in
    • Include a copy of your resume. Since most candidates will not follow-up with employers after the job fair, this will help you stand out!