Giving it the Old College Try... Career Fairs 101

The fall is here and with it comes three of my favorite “F’s”: Football, Fairs and Food. Let’s leave food out of the equation for now and focus on the topic at hand… career fairs!  

Campus career fairs are a great way to jump start your career search and land your dream job months before graduation threatens you with the reality of ‘adulting’.  But with the promise of job offers, money and all the glory… career fairs can be a stressful event. The lines, ill-fitting suits, and intimidating Recruiters lie ahead to judge every ounce of your being.

Luckily, HireYou is here with some trick and tips to kick any Career Fair’s butt and get you once step closer to your professional dreams.

Career Fair 101 HYR Style

Prepare, prepare prepare- Career fairs can feel like a giant cattle call aimed to find the prized pig. To enhance your chance of standing out, take every opportunity to polish up.

  • Visit your career center- Many campuses offer workshops or mock interviews. Take advantage of these (often free) resources to kick start your preparation.
  • Focus on resume content- You will have one shot to make an impression with your resume at a fair, make sure it error free, properly formatted and clearly highlights your accomplishments.
  • Suite up- Bring out your Sunday’s finest. Select dark and neutral colors to leave a lasting professional impression.
  • Have a plan of attack-Research the top companies you want to visit during the fair and positions you are interested in. Be mindful of the qualifications of the role, and tailor your resume to highlight why you are the best fit.
  • Be ready to talk-You only have a few minutes with each recruiter, think through what you want to convey in that time and go for it! Don’t leave the discussion up to the Recruiter, drive the discussion.

Most importantly have fun! Relax and enjoy. Even if you are a freshman looking to explore, you are never too early to start networking and building connections with organizations and your fellow classmates. Use the fair to explore your strengths and potential areas of advancement to get you one step closer to landing your #dreamjob.

Leave the hard work up to the team at HireYou Resume, submit your resume or cover letter today! 

Posted on September 14, 2016 .

Work (work work work work) and the City

As Rhianna so eloquently captured, sometimes life does truly feel like a questionably repeated hook of work.. work, work, work. But did you ever think that some of your coastal counterparts might have it better off? Or at least enjoy their work environment a bit more? 

Well wonder no more, Forbes is here with the 20 happiest cities to work in right spankin now. Personally, I think I'll go with number one ranked Miami (Pitbull, do you need a personal resume review?). Take a look and see which hot spot might be aim for your next move.

Before you start applying in sunny San Diego, be sure to brush off your resume or cover letter with HireYou!

Posted on April 15, 2016 .

Hot in Demand Jobs Looking for an Even Hotter Resume

Deciding where to start your career? In need of a career change? Check out the latest in-demand jobs from Crain's for the Chicago market and beyond. 

As a native Chicagoan, I have enjoyed watching the growth of jobs from an ever expanding tech hub, financial emporium and healthcare hot spot! It doesn't hurt that Crain's has selected the highest growth potential at careers paying over 60K... because despite the wise words of Notorious BIG, you've still got to pay rent.  

Posted on January 22, 2016 .

New Year Means a New HireYou!

With 2016 upon us, it is time to refocus on your body, mind, and most importantly- your career! Whether it's a promotion, higher pay or mastering excel that your after, the New Year is the time to tackle your career goals. Check out these great tips from the Muse to revamp your career goals. 

Not sure where to start? A resume revamp or cover letter tailoring from HireYou are the perfect tools to gear up for the 2016 career of your dreams!

Cheers to a HireYou in 2016!
Krista

Posted on January 4, 2016 .

Time to get Started on a HireYou

HireYou is a customized resume and cover letter creation service aimed to help you with personal and professional goals. 

Through the site www.hireyouresume.com, you can submit your resume along with any specific goals you have for the resume or cover letter. For instance, if you are seeking a resume update for your most recent role, you can send along a high level overview of your position and the rest will be sorted out for you!

I am a seasoned Recruiter with experience across the Consulting, Big 4 and Technology industries. With an insider's perspective into what Recruiters are looking for, I can help tailor your resume to bring your application to the top of the pile!

Questions? Email Krista at Krista@hireyouresume.com. 

Cheers to a HireYou!

Posted on February 21, 2015 .

Graduation Approaching?

Graduation Approaching? Looking to land your dream job? Your resume and cover letter are the tools you need for a HireYou. Check out the 7 latest hot jobs for new graduates from Salary.com, and be sure to submit your resume for a tailored review for a perfect fit for your future career. 

Posted on February 21, 2015 .