By Eduardo Alonso, Career and Industry Specialist, Career and Professional Development Services
If you have participated in any of the recent Career Fairs, Expos or Part-Time Job fairs, it is time for you to take the next step. Going to the event, engaging with recruiters, and having a resume at hand is important however; you are not done yet. Now that the event is over, it is time for you to reach out to those organizations that caught your eye and re-introduce yourself via email. This is the perfect opportunity for you to remind the recruiter(s) of who you are and officially add them to your network. This step can make a huge difference in your employment search, especially in the healthcare industry. In this email, make sure that you:
- Re-introduce yourself - make sure you communicate how you got a hold of their email
- Thank them for participating in the Fair/Expo at your campus – what did you learn from your interaction with them?
- Use this opportunity to connect with them on LinkedIn – Request the opportunity to connect with them on linked in. Ask for their profile or provide them with yours