5 Blogs To Read To Prepare for the Upcoming Career Fairs

Are you getting ready for one of the many career fairs coming up at Purdue?

Here are 5 blogs to read to help you feel confident and prepared as you navigate through the chaos.


The New Career Fair App, Purdue CCO Blog


If you haven’t already downloaded Careers by Simplicity, you should. Navigate the career fairs with ease and connect with recruiters beforehand, all with the tap of a few buttons. Read more here.

Six Powerful Communication Tips From Some of The World’s Best Interviewers, Fast Company

Recruiters are the career fair are literally meeting hundreds of students a day. As Boilermakers, we all have strong educational backgrounds and probably similar resumes. The best way to stand out is to make a connection, and this blog details some insightful tips on how to do so. Read more here.


The Ten Keys to Success at Job and Career Fairs, Quintessential Careers

This blog outlines the essential steps to having a successful career fair experience, such as dressing professionally, doing your research, and printing out several copies of your resume. If you’re new to this whole career fair thing, it may be helpful to check out. Read more here.

Career Fair Series, Purdue CCO Blog

Whether it’s your first career fair ever, or you’ve been around the block a few times, it can be hard to know how to follow up with employers, or even just how to approach them in the first place. Luckily, we have all the information you need right here.

9 Ways to Stand Out at a Career Fair, Huffington Post

Similar to the Fast Company blog, this blog provides detailed tips on how to stand out at the career fair, including having perfected your elevator pitch and asking for business cards. Read more here.

If you need a pep talk or some additional advice, drop-in hours at the CCO are from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday in YOUNG 132. Good luck Boilermakers!


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