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Video:How to Follow Up After a Career Fair

with Tim Tyrell-Smith

It's important to follow up after a career fair if you're particularly interested in a company. Watch this how-to video from About.com to see tips for following up to show your interest.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Follow Up After a Career Fair

Hi I'm Tim Tyrell-Smith, Marketing Coach and Career Strategist with TimsStrategy.com. Today I'm here on behalf of About.com to talk to you about how to follow-up after a career fair.

Following Up After a Career Fair

After a long day at a career fair, you may just want to spend the next day on the couch. But there is an important step you’ll want to take, following the career fair. You want to send a strong and confident follow-up to the company representative that you met that day. This is really important.

Tips for Following Up With a Company After a Career Fair

Here are six things to think about as part of your follow up:

1. Before you leave your conversation with that representative, ask them for a business card, so you know how to get in touch.

2. Send a written note or an email. The nice thing about an email is as the hiring manager I have the ability to get back to you via email, versus a written note.

3. Remind them of your value and your fit with their organization, and give specific examples of what that means.

4. Remind them about the specifics of your conversation. If you talked about calling her back on Tuesday of next week, make sure to mention that in your note.

5. Keep it short, positive and confident when you write that note.

6. Ask for an opportunity to speak again. If you don’t ask, you don’t get.

A strong follow-up written within a few days of your meeting will re-affirm your interest in the job, it will remind them of your value, and set up the possibility of an on-site interview.

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