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Tips for Before, During, and After a Job Fair

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Before:

  • Be sure to have a business appropriate outfit
  • Register for multiple fairs (check out-of-state fairs, too)
  • Job fairs are open for registration now for Spring 2015
  • Practice interviewing: in the mirror or with a friend or ask your current building administrator
  • Get your resume ready; select a nice format, make sure your contact information is correct; have someone proof read it

 During:

  • Be professional
  • Explore your options
  • Talk to everyone (they may have connections)
  • Take notes; get information

After:

  • Follow-up with districts that you are interested in
  • Apply for openings
  • Think about your next steps
  • Set goals for your next fair or interview

New ways of doing business:

  • Many districts may not take your resume.  They will want you to submit your information online.  Don't worry - it doesn't mean they are not interested; it is just that processes have changed.  Have resumes on hand, but don't be discouraged if you take them home.

 

Amy Spruce, Human Resources

Adams 12 Five Star Schools

Thornton, Colorado

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