Job fairs can be one of the best ways to meet with many different employers in one place on a given day. Be prepared to network with representatives from local companies, various City, Federal, and State agencies offering career opportunities in a wide variety of fields. Please dress professionally, bring multiple copies of your resume, and be prepared. Remember "A Successful Job Interview Means - Congratulations You're Hired!
Dressing For Success
You only have one chance to make a good first impression! An employer will size you up in a matter of 15 seconds as you walk into the room or up to an employer's table at a job fair. What you wear says a whole lot about who you are, or at least who you are presenting yourself to be. That's why what you wear to a job fair or job interview is extremely important! Whether you like it or not, the first impression that you make is visual. This means paying attention to ever little detail, from head to toe, is so important.
Sponsored By: The Work Readiness Assistance Program (W.R.A.P.)
This drop-in resource serves as an opportunity for you to run your resume by career service professionals. We can help you target your existing resume to the employers you seek for your best result. We will help you build and practice your “30 second commercial”. Find out if you are “dressed to impress”, and how to give a good handshake! We are there to help you with whatever you need to be your best on that day!
Get information on preparing a resume, the interview
process and completing an employment application. Also, students
and graduates may have their resume critiqued by contacting
the Career and Employment Services, Virginia Beach Campus, Princess Anne Building, Room A-105, (757)822-7228.
Office Hours: Monday & Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.;
Wednesday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For Men: Conservative, two-piece
business suit (solid blue or dark gray is best); white or blue
shirt; a subdued tie of medium width; shined conservative shoes.
For Women: Conservative, skirted
suit in a subdued color; a solid color shirt-waist dress with
a blazer; neutral-colored hose; shined conservative shoes.
Definite Yes's: Clothes clean and
pressed; well groomed hairstyle; great personal hygiene.
Absolute No's: Excessive jewelry;
strong perfume or /cologne; immodest hem or neckline; string or
bow tie; worn heels; boots; cell phones; gum, candy
or cigarettes; minimal use of make-up.