We talked with employers in a Twitter Chat about how Computer Science students can be more competitive at Career Fairs and in the job market. We hope that this chat removed some of the mystery and confusion that first-time fair go'ers can sometimes experience.
View the Full Twitter Job Chat: https://storify.com/ewucareers/ewujobchat-computer-science-and-career-fairs
- Emphasize programming/technical skills as well as projects and their outcomes on your resume. Include links to examples when possible.
- Research the companies you’re interested in before arriving at a career fair.
- Dress professionally. Visit our pinterest page for examples.
- Make eye contact, smile, and say hello. Shake their hand, and introduce yourself.
- Be engaged by asking questions about the company that aren’t readily available on their website and by offering information about your abilities and passion for the field.
- Employers not only look at technical skills, but also soft skills such as communication, stress management, confidence, and love of learning. Show them you’re the real deal by displaying these traits while talking to them and by providing examples when it seems appropriate.
- Ask for a business card so you can follow-up with them after the fair.
Special thanks to the following employers:
- Brittany Buna, Fast Enterprises (@FastEntCareers)
- Nathan Edminster, SMITH (@nato24)
- Christina Stolz, NextIT (@HRNextIT)
- Erica Herrold, Northwestern Mutual (@NM_Spokane)