Quote from UTRN2005
Our school is having the spring career fair in a few weeks. I know how to dress for interviews but how do you dress for career fairs? DO you take resumes or just get info? The fair begins at 1 pm and we have class from 900-1200 so I'm not thrilled about the idea of needing to be dressed up for 4-5 hours prior but I'll do it if that would be best. Any suggestions?
PS I'm graduating in Dec.
I've only been to one or two, but not for nursing. I always dressed nicely - like when I went to a tradeshow and was representing my company. I think a blouse, blazer and nice slacks would be fine. I always bring my nice shoes, then put them on right beforehand (that way you don't have to sit in class in them) because dress shoes are just way uncomfortable for me.
I always brought along current resumes, minus any references (give those on request) and minus personal info like your SSN (I had a colleague do that once. I never did, because you never know WHERE your resume and that piece of info will end up, so be safe.). I also wrote a "generic" letter about myself, and what my goals were for my career, but I'm not sure if that is warranted or necessary for fairs. I did it because the industry I was in at the time was so competitive. Make sure you get cards/info from who you left your resume with, phone number, etc, and what THEY are looking for. They may have packets for prospective employees - like benefits, etc., which may be helpful to look at before you decide to leave a resume.