1. Develop a commercial. 做商业广告。
You have 30seconds to get an employer interested in you. If you can't,
they'll move on. Practice a 30－second commercial to introduce yourself and your
career goals. Be short and concise, but add a specific instance to grab
attention. The following is how an American student "sells" herself at a career
E.g. "Hello, Ms. Smith. I'm Samantha Ward and I've been interested in Omega
Tron ever since I read that Business Week article about your new multimedia
software program. I'm a computer science major with an art minor, and I'm really
excited about combining these two interests. I've actually developed an
interactive educational program to teach children how to draw. Would you like to
see a copy of the website I designed?
2. Look professional. 看上去具有职业形象
Always remove tongue or eyebrow piercings (no more than one earring in each
ear), and hide tattoos. Once you know the culture of the company, then you can
start to add (or not) these items to your morning toilette. It's always better
to err on the side of caution and be more conservative than less
3. Bring at least 50 resumes. 带上至少50份个人简历
Cover letters are not necessary at the fair, but don't risk running out of
4. Bring a bag, a notebook and a pen. 带一个书包，一个笔记本和一支笔
The bag is to carry literature and giveaways (文献和赠品). The notebook should be
professional with space for safekeeping of those resumes (no crumbled copies,
please.) and a notebook. Bring two pens--just in case.
5. Get enough rest. 休息好
Get a good night's sleep so you're rested and energized for the fair. Eat a
good meal before you go to prevent tummy grumbles while you chat.
6. Do your homework. 做好应聘准备
Check out the websites of the participating companies so you're familiar with
them and what they are looking for, if possible.
7. Arrive early.
Career fairs attract hundreds, some times thousands of people. Get there
early, grab the directory, and plan your attack.
8. Start in the back. 反其道而行之
Many people get stuck in the stampede at the front. Make your way to the back
where there are representatives waiting for someone to appear.
9. Pick up literature and a business card. 拿宣传品和商务名片
Take literature you know you'll read from companies you're interested in.
Otherwise your arm will ache carrying around all that stuff. Don't forget a
business card so you can follow up with the recruiter later. Write down on the
back some notes about your conversation.
10. Show your interest. 表现你的兴趣
Give a firm handshake and smile with eye contact. That's a great first
impression that shows confidence. Ask questions. Nothing is more boring than a
one－sided conversation. Send a thank－you note. To make a real impression, send
it soon after the fair to the companies that most piqued your interest. Follow
up. Don't wait for companies to call--call them first. Set up informational
interviews or a company tour.
（来源：竞学网 英语点津 Annabel 编辑）