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Career Fairs

These aren't just for fun and games. While smiling recruiters may be handing out the freebies, they are still there on serious business .... trying to identify potential candidates from the throngs that pass by their booths. Give a good impression so they will remember you and pull your resume out of the big stack.

Click on the Who's Coming tab to view a list of attending employers. Winter 2013 Career Fair Guide

How To Have A Successful Experience

  1. Target three organizations. Go over the list of attendees and select three organizations to research and learn about in advance. Identify three questions to ask recruiters from each of those organizations.
  2. Bring four versions of your resume. Bring one general, all-purpose resume as well as targeted, tailored resumes for the three organizations you selected to research.
  3. Map out an action plan. Locate the booths of the organizations you targeted. Warm up by visiting at several other booths first.
  4. Browse through the handout materials. If the recruiters are busy with other attendees, be patient. Browse through the handouts or review the display materials. You may identify some additional questions to ask.
  5. Have a meaningful conversation with the recruiter. Greet with a handshake, a smile and steady eye contact. Don't fumble for your notes. Review them before approaching the booth.
  6. Prepare an "elevator speech". Have a short 30-60 second presentation to introduce yourself, your interests, strengths and abilities and particularly your interest in that organization.
  7. Use the time wisely. Don't waste or take up too much of the interviewer's time. Have a graceful exit line. (Example: I see there are others waiting to speak with you. Perhaps I could stop by later and visit with you further when things are less hectic?) 8. Get a business card so you can follow up with the recruiter later.

 

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Who's Coming...

October 23, 2014

Companies
American Saving Bank Hilton Grand Vacations Company
Attention Plus Care Honolulu Police Department
Bank of Hawaii Marriott Vacations Worldwide
Diagnostic Laboratory Services, Inc Maximum Senior Benefits
Drug Enforcement Administration National Security Agency
Enterprise Holdings Inc Sherwin-Williams Company, The
Ferguson, a Wolseley Company State of Hawaii, Dept of Human Services
First Hawaiian Bank USMC Officer Programs
Frito-Lay Inc Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort
JTB Hawaii Travel LLC
Heart English School
Help International
Graduate Schools
University of Hawaii Law School
University of Phoenix Hawaii Campus
University of Utah School of Accounting Gonzaga University MBA & MAcc Programs
Samuel Merritt University  

Previous Career Fairs... 

March 6, 2014

Companies

American Savings Bank
Bank of Hawaii
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Easter Seals of Hawaii
Enterprise Holdings, inc
Ferguson, a Wolseley Company
First Hawaiian Bank
Hawaii Army National Guard
Hawaiian Airlines
HELP International
Honolulu Army Recruiting Company
Honolulu Police Department
Icicle Seafoods
Kaplan Test Prep
Kualoa Ranch Hawaii, Inc.
Marriott Vacations Worldwide
Maximum Senior Benefits
National Security Agency
Panda Express
The Sherwin-Williams Company
Starwood Hotels and Resorts
Target
U.S. Army
U.S. Marine Corp Officer Programs
US Department of State
Xi3

Graduate Schools

Brigham Young University
Gonzaga University MBA & MAcc Programs
Hawaii Pacific University
Loma Linda University
University Hawaii Law School
University of Hawaii Shidler College of Business - MFE Program
University of Utah - School of Accounting
Willamette University Early Career MBA

October 24, 2013

Bank of Hawaii
DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION
Enterprise Holdings, inc
Federal Detention Center
Ferguson 
Heart English School
HELP International
Honolulu Army Recruiting Company
Loma Linda University
Marriott Vacations Worldwide
Maximum Senior Benefits
National Security Agency
Sherwin-Williams Company
Target
University of Phoenix
University of Utah - School of Accounting
Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort
William S. Richardson School of Law
ProService-Hawaii
Fastenal.com
Army and Air Force Exchange Services

March 7, 2013

ANASAZI Foundation
Argosy University- Hawaii
Bank of Hawaii
CBIZ And Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C.
Department of Accounting, University of Idaho
DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION
Enterprise Holdings, inc
Fast Enterprises, LLC
GEICO
Great Pacific Media Institute LTD.
HELP International
Honolulu Police Department
Intrax Global Internships
Kokopelli Excursions
Kualoa Ranch Hawai`i
Loma Linda University
Marriott Vacations Worldwide
Maximum Senior Benefits
National Security Agency
Navy Officer Recruiting
New York Life Insurance
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
Recruit Agent (US Business Partner)
Shidler College of Business - UH Manoa
Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Waikiki
Target Campus Recruiting
TEKsystems
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Marine Corps Officer Programs
University of Phoenix
Wealth Strategy Partners LLC
Willamette University Early Career MBA
William S. Richardson School of Law

October 25, 2012

ANASAZI Foundation
Argosy University-Hawaii
Bank of Hawaii
Brigham Young University
BYUH Army ROTC
Defense Intelligence Agency - PACOM Joint Intel Team
Enterprise Holdings, inc
GEICO
Honolulu Army Recruiting Company
Maui Divers Jewelry
National Security Agency
Navy Recruiting District Los Angeles
New York Life Insurance
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network
PATCH
Pelatron, Inc.
Target
U.S. Marine Corp Officer Program
University of Hawaii Shidler College of Buisness - MFE Program
Us Army Health Care
Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort
Walgreens
Wealth Strategy Partners

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These aren't just for fun and games. While smiling recruiters may be handing out the freebies, they are still there on serious business .... trying to identify potential candidates from the throngs that pass by their booths. Give a good impression so they will remember you and pull your resume out of the big stack. HOW? 

  1. Target three organizations. Go over the list of attendees and select three organizations to research and learn about in advance. Identify three questions to ask recruiters from each of those organizations.
  2. Bring four versions of your resume. Bring one general, all-purpose resume as well as targeted, tailored resumes for the three organizations you selected to research.
  3. Map out an action plan. Locate the booths of the organizations you targeted. Warm up by visiting at several other booths first.
  4. Browse through the handout materials. If the recruiters are busy with other attendees, be patient. Browse through the handouts or review the display materials. You may identify some additional questions to ask.
  5. Have a meaningful conversation with the recruiter. Greet with a handshake, a smile and steady eye contact. Don't fumble for your notes. Review them before approaching the booth.
  6. Prepare an "elevator speech". Have a short 30-60 second presentation to introduce yourself, your interests, strengths and abilities and particularly your interest in that organization.
  7. Use the time wisely. Don't waste or take up too much of the interviewer's time. Have a graceful exit line. (Example: I see there are others waiting to speak with you. Perhaps I could stop by later and visit with you further when things are less hectic?)
  8. Get a business card so you can follow up with the recruiter later.