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How to prepare

There are a lot of things that you can do to prepare for meeting a potential employer. Here are a few suggestions. Before you go to the fair, make sure that you:

1. Register on the website

It's important to register for the event. This allows organizers plan for food, and to prepare name tags.

2. Research companies

Decide on employers whom you want to target when at the fair and prepare some tailored questions that spark conversation.

3. Prepare your resume/portfolio

Prepare a short, good structured resume, not more than 1-2 pages. Furthermore, you can create your portfolio using Github and adding a link to your resume.

Tip: create your professional resume by using support provided by NSCC Career Services or attend workshops before the IT Job Fair.

4. Professional Dress

Business professional attire is recommended for all students attending the Job fair. Business casual is recommended at a minimum. Business Casual is the preferred dress code.

5. Check your attitude

Exude enthusiasm and self-confidence, stay positive during the IT Job Fair!

6. Practice your introduction

Prepare an elevator speech: An elevator pitch, elevator speech, or elevator statement is a short summary used to quickly define who you are as an individual. As well, it defines your abilities and strengths. With a solid elevator pitch, you will stand out from the rest.

7. Prepare yourself for contact with the employers

Stand out with smart questions, be thoughtful, and listen attentively. Show that you have done your research, what you know, and ask for more. Keep the focus on the job and the company.

8. Follow up after the event

Follow up with companies you have contacted. Furthermore, extend the connection beyond the IT Job Fair by asking for business cards or creating LinkedIn connections.