Career Fairs are the worst

Let me just put this out there: Career fairs are the worst. They’re loud, packed with people, and most of the time is spent standing around waiting for your chance to do a little song and dance for some recruiter.  

Or at least that’s what I used to think.

Career fairs are an excellent opportunity for you (and your resume) to get in front of the right people.  Most companies at a career fair are there because they are hiring right now.  Also, a career fair can be an efficient use of your time.  How else are you going to have the chance to talk with 20 companies on the same day about job opportunities?

If you know the right way to approach the career fair, then your odds of walking away with an interview and new contacts are exponentially increased.

I’ll be the first to admit, I used to be terrible at career fairs.  I didn’t know what to expect, I didn’t know how to start talking to recruiters much less how to keep the conversation going, and I definitely didn’t know how to follow up after the career fair.  Most times I came out of a career fair with more promotional notepads and novelty pens than with an actual contact.  I had a ton of pens from different companies but 0 interviews.

But then I learned that the real secret to a successful career fair was planning.  Instead of just walking in blindly with a stack full of resumes, I developed a system that let me focus my energy on the right companies.  It also allowed me to know how to approach AND know what to say to recruiters.  

It turned what used to be a stressful day of me walking around in shiny shoes into a day  filled with purpose, with a clear path that lead to creating connections and getting interviews.  

You know what’s better than walking out of a career fair with a ton of free swag?  Walking out of career fair with a ton of free swag AND an interview.  I want to give you this.

That’s why, this Saturday, February 3rd, at 11AM Eastern time, I will be hosting an RIT Career Fair Webinar to help students get ready for the Career Fair next week.  

During this online webinar, I will cover the 2 steps I use to prepare for a successful career fair, how to update your resume to make it stand out, how to approach recruiters and what to say once you’re in front of them.  

I will also cover advanced techniques like how meet the recruiters before you even meet them and how to follow up.

Last September, I held an all-day Resume and Interviewing Skills workshop at RIT that everyone loved.  Here is what one of the students that attended had to say about it:

Bailey RIT

I’ve also coached plenty of other RIT students one-on-one to help them get awesome interviews and Coops.  Here are a few examples:

morrgan RIT
jonathan RIT


I don’t typically do hourly rates and if I did, it would at least be $150 an hour.  However, since RIT students have been so good to me and I don’t want money to keep anyone from getting a great Coop, I’m offering this webinar on a sliding scale.  

What does that mean?  It means you can pay as much or as little as you want.

Do you want to pay $1?  You’re signed up.

You want to pay $50?  You’re signed up.

You want to pay $7.45?  You’re signed up.

Why am I doing this?  Well, I want this to be accessible to as many people as possible. However, I also know that people need to have skin in the game to take something seriously.  I figure asking people to pay what they want will make it affordable to everyone and will also make them pay attention.

Ready to sign up?  All you have to do is follow these simple steps:

  1. Click this link: https://www.paypal.me/PersuasiveInterview

  2. Enter what you want to pay (it can be any dollar amount, seriously)

  3. I’ll send you a link to the webinar to the email

Pretty simple, right?

RIT CAREER FAIR WEBINAR

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 11AM EASTERN TIME (1hr webinar)

Where: 1hr Online Webinar

Cost:  Sliding Scale (Pay what you can afford) Use this link to send your payment: https://www.paypal.me/PersuasiveInterview   Once I receive your one time, payment, I’ll send you an email with the webinar details.

Questions?  Feel free to email me at Ramon (@) PersuasiveInterview.com