Attending a career fair sometimes can feel like being cattle that is being herded from one place to another. These can be crowded events and full of students just getting ready to head out to their first real job in life. Knowing how to handle yourself at a career fair is very important in order to turn a career fair where recruiters remember no one into a networking and connecting event where they remember you.
Beating the Career Fair Game
Career fairs can be great ways to connect with recruiters for companies you want to work for, but have to be approached carefully. These events are usually full of soon to graduate students or soon to be out of the military personnel. (If you fall into one of those categories, this advice could be helpful to you as well) When preparing for the career fair, make sure you know what companies are going to be represented and do some research on them. Select the ones you think you will want to work for and take enough resumes to give to these companies plus just a few more. Walking around randomly handing out resumes to every company will get yours thrown in the trash for sure. Make sure you make some connections with the recruiters. There are lots of people using a robotic and canned approach; remember that these folks are human and you should talk to them as such, not with a memorized speech. For more great advice, check out the article.
How to Work for a Macromanager
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Many of us have either heard of or worked for a micromanager at some point in the past. This person always seems to be at your desk when you don’t need them, or constantly managing every detail of a project. The good part about a micromanager is they are around, which takes us to the macromanager who is on the entire other end of the spectrum. This type of manager acts as if all employees are subject matter experts and do not need them around on a regular basis. Unfortunately this also means when you need them around, they generally aren’t there to ask questions. With this type of manager you as an employee will have to initiate contact and set meetings and may even have to be a cheerleader for your peers. Take a look at this article to learn how to work with a macromanager, and be glad they aren’t a micromanager.
5 Ways to Take Control of a Job that’s not Working
With a great deal of time each day dedicated to work, especially if you work full time or on a salary, it’s important to feel your job is not just a paycheck meant to help you get by. What would happen if you could actually be inspired, fulfilled and enjoy the job you have? Sound too good to be true; check out this article and see what steps you should start taking in order to enjoy and take on the job you want instead of being stuck in the job you have. (warning, this article will cause an uncanny desire to eat cake)