Tips for Working with Recruiters
Look the Part
Dressing for success is a fine line in these types of professional settings. When it comes to recruiting event attire, we recommend blending in. That doesn’t mean you can’t showcase your personality, but a conservative approach is the best strategy when making a first impression. Your clothing should be a source of confidence, but not a distraction. If you’re unsure about what to wear, don’t hesitate to ask a classmate, roommate, or family member.
Act the Part
You’ve done your research. You’ve picked a professional outfit. Now it’s time to showcase who you are to the recruiters. This is perhaps the most important part of any recruiting event. So how do you put your best foot forward?
First, you want to show poise and confidence. Eye contact and a firm handshake are reliable first indicators to the recruiter that your communication skills are polished and mature.
Second, a handshake and introduction are nice, but starting the conversation is even better. You want to show the recruiter that you’re interested as well as someone who would fit in at their firm.
Finally, don’t forget to listen. A conversation is a two-way interaction, and failure to listen is not only impolite, it limits your opportunities to advance the conversation.
Practice Makes Perfect
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