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Career Fair Follow-Up

We hope you had a successful experience at yesterday’s NYU Fall Job & Internship Fair. However, making the most of a career fair doesn’t end when the event is over. The career fair is only the first step in establishing connections with recruiters and pursuing job and internship opportunities. Don’t miss out on potential opportunities by assuming they will contact you.

Follow up with employers after the career fair. Send a thank you email or make a follow up phone call shortly after the career fair, and remember to send any materials that have been requested of you (i.e., resume, cover letter, etc.)

Be respectful and polite. Politeness and respect are key to cultivating a meaningful relationship with recruiters. Remember to be courteous in all of your professional communication.

Be mindful of the recruiter’s time. While it is important to follow up with recruiters, be careful not to become a pest. Get on a recruiter’s good side by being respectful of their time and not taking too much of it. Recruiters are busy people and candidates who follow up too frequently will be considered unprofessional. If you do not hear back from a recruiter, call them once and leave a message only once emphasizing how interested you are in the position. If you do not hear back, assume you have not been selected for an interview.

Treat your conversations with recruiters like you would any interview. Avoid falling into the trap of taking your conversation with a recruiter too casually. Be prepared for your follow up conversation just as you would be prepared for an interview. Know how to market yourself and be prepared with informed questions.

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Interview Tip of the Week: Interview Follow-ups

So you’ve just walked out of your interview…Congrats! While’s you’re probably celebrating the successful interview you just had, it doesn’t just end there.

 

Interview follow-ups people! It’s an underrated, often forgotten, yet major role in your whole interview process.

 

Place yourself in your interviewer’s shoes for a moment. With the hundreds of interviews you have and the hundreds of interviewees you grill, how do you distinguish them from one another, and more than that, how do you pick the potential candidates?

This is where you step in and give them a reminder of who you are.

 

Right before you leave, don’t forget to ask your interviewer for his or her business card. On the card, there will be three things that you’ll need:

  1. Their correctly spelled name and title
  2. Their office’s address
  3. Their email address

 

Send them a thank-you email for the interview THAT VERY EVENING. Why? Well when they get to work the next day, your pleasant email will waiting for them first thing (or almost) in the morning.

 

Make a follow-up phone call. Give this part anywhere from 5-10 days after your interview. Let them know of your continued interest in the job, and even ask if there’s any more information they need from you.

 

Send in some “snail mail” too.  In this letter, express your interest in the job and summarize some of your strongest points as they relate to the job.

 

From that point on, alternate between a brief email or phone about once every week or two until the interviewer says you or someone else go the job.

 

Don’t let people tell you not to “bother” the interviewer with your persistence. THAT’S NOT TRUE! Interviewers and companies will be impressed with your tenacity and determination as they observe who follows up and about how many times, and besides, you want to leave a lasting impression, and what better way to do so than consistently remind them who you are and why you’re right for the job?

If you still have any questions or concerns, schedule an appointment with a career counselor. They will have all the tips you need to help you secure the job!

To schedule an appointment, just click here!