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You Came, You Saw, You Conquered; Now Say Thank You

Congratulations to those of you who attended the Employer Expo! Our office received loads of positive feedback from employers on the poised, prepared, and knowledgeable nature of Bucknellians. Give yourselves a pat on the back for making a great impression on employers, and then, get back to work! 🙂

It’s important to follow-up with employers after a career fair, and it’s a step in the job search process that students are often unaware they should take. Putting forth a little effort to go the extra mile will make you stand out from the competition. Here’s some advice from Peter Vogt, a MonsterTRAK Career Coach:

  • If you have not done so already, take a few minutes to jot down notes about the employers and companies that you spoke with at the fair. It’s easy to do and it will help you remember the specifics of your conversation, the opportunities that are available with that employer, and any next steps the recruiter suggested you take. And do it soon! The longer you wait, the murkier your memory will become.
  • Follow-up on what you said you’d do. If you promised a recruiter a targeted résumé, or told them you’d pass along the URL to your website, make sure to follow-up, posthaste. Your quickness in responding will illustrate your responsibility and professionalism.
  • Send a thank you note. Take it from us: hardly anyone thinks to send a thank you note to career fair recruiters. But the extra thought and effort set you apart, and employers will appreciate and admire your gratitude. Take a moment to thank them for their time, reiterate your interest in their company, and briefly state a few of your skills that you feel qualify you to work for them.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns on how to follow-up with employers from the fair contact us at the CDC by emailing (, calling (570-577-1238), or stopping in!

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