Job Fairs

Upcoming Job Fairs:

  • Nursing Job Fair: Thursday, October 26th. The fair will take place from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM in Webb Hall, Room 081, at the Mattoon campus.

  • Wednesday, November 8th. The fair will take place from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM in West Building Room 123, at the Mattoon campus.

Follow these tips to get the most out of a job fair:

  • Is this the fair for you? Find out ahead of time what employers will be in attendance and the positions they are hiring for.
  • Dress appropriately! You need to look the part. Dress like you are going to a job interview and be conservative.
  • Take several copies of your resume and transcripts. Also take supporting documents to show your skills and talents.
  • Create a game plan. Decide who you want to talk to and plan out your strategy. Warm up by talking to a few companies before making your way to your favorites.
  • Employers will be evaluating you – so be professional. Keep in mind, though, that you are also evaluating employers. Size them up and decide if it is an organization you would want to work for.
  • Take notes. It is important to get names of contacts correct and make notes of what was discussed. A well-written cover or follow-up letter will include that information.