Career Fair Job Seeker Information
Schedule of Events
Date: Tuesday, April 5
Location: Everett A. Kelly Convocation Center, Magnolia Room
South Lake Campus (Clermont):
Date: Thursday, April 7th
Location: Bldg. 1, Community Room (2nd floor)
Job Seekers: Register to Attend HERE
About the Career Fair
The LSCC Career Fairs offer job seekers the opportunity to meet with local employers who are recruiting candidates for a variety of full-time, part-time and internship opportunities.
Who Should Attend
LSCC Career Fairs are primarily designed for LSCC students and alumni but are also open to the local community. Candidates seeking full-time, part-time and internship or co-op professional positions should attend.
Current Students: Note this event is not only geared towards current job seekers, but it is also a great time to start preparing and conducting research for future job searches!
An up-to-date list of registered employers can be found here.
Please click on each campus link below for a Campus Map and Parking information:
How to Prepare
Preparation is key to be successful at ANY hiring event. And with so many candidates attending, how will you stand out?
Research: Find out what employers are registered to attend and then visit their websites to learn more about what they do and what types of candidates they are seeking. Be sure to keep track of your findings as you will need this information to create your game plan for the day of the event. Apply to positions that interest you prior to meeting the employer. This action will show them you are a serious candidate.
Resume: Career Development Services offers resume critiques for job seekers. One way to receive a resume review/critique is to submit your resume to our office via email at email@example.com or during a one-on-one career advising appointment. To schedule an appointment, contact us at (352) 323-3603. Due to high demand of resume critiques for this event-LSCC students and alumni will be given priority for resume critique requests. To view sample resumes and tips, visit the Career Development Services website.
Your Introduction to Employers (elevator speech): When approaching employers, be sure to have a focused introduction that not only provides your name and major/career focus but that also quickly summarizes your strengths, achievements and career interests as they relate to the company. This will not only help you in making a positive impression, but it will help the employer quickly determine how to best assist you.
Interview Skills: The primary reason for attending a Career Fair is to make meaningful connections with employers with the additional hope you will be invited to interview. Don't be caught unprepared to ace your interview. To view sample interview questions and tips, visit our website. Career Development Services offers mock interviews for those interested in polishing their interview skills; however, be sure to schedule one early by calling us at (352) 323-3603 (priority will be given to students and alumni due to high demand).
Thank You Notes: Send thank you notes to employers you had a significant interaction with or whom you interviewed with (don't forget to ask for contact information). In addition, if an employer asks you to follow-up with them, do so!
Professional Appearance: Candidates have only seconds to make a good impression, so put your best foot forward.
- Professional business attire (see below for more details)
- Stick with dark, solid colors such as navy, black, and charcoal gray for suits
- Make sure what you wear fits you properly
- Belt and shoes should match your suit
- Wear clean, wrinkle-free clothing
- Use very little or no perfume
- Hairstyle should reflect your personality yet be well-groomed, simply styled & out of your face
- Wear minimal jewelry (no visible body piercing - one piercing per ear)
- Nails should be clean, short and manicured (women: clear polish or French style)
- Have clean, fresh breath (use a mint if needed, no gum)
- May also wear business dresses
- Skirt should be just above or at the knee
- Blouses should never be cut lower than neckline and color should be light/neutrals
- Wear neutral hoses; avoid dark hoses when possible
- Wear closed-toe heels in dark colors such as black, brown, charcoal gray, or navy
- Wear minimal, neutral-toned make-up that enhances your appearance
- No suit? Dark dress slacks or skirt and a blouse is acceptable
- Solid colors and pinstripes are best (make sure pinstripes are muted and narrow)
- Wear white or light color, button-down business shirts with long sleeves
- Your tie should complement and add color to your suit (avoid bright colors)
- Black lace-up shoes, cap toe and wing tips are the most conservative
- No suit? Dark dress slacks and light-colored shirt with a tie is acceptable
What to Bring
Notepad, padfolio or folder to hold copies of your resume and notes
Copies of your resume (customize resumes whenever possible)
Portfolio (optional) - can hold a general resume, transcripts, performance evaluations, copies of your work (designs, project outlines, writing samples such as technical reports, news articles, etc.)
List of your targeted companies (this is where your research is beneficial)
Pen and paper for making notes/collecting contact information
Career Development Services Events to Help you Prepare
Resume Doctors (walk-up resume critiques)
Wednesday, March 23rd, 11:30am-1pm, Quad
Tuesday, March 29th, 11:30am-1pm, Quad
South Lake Campus:
Thursday, March 24th, 11:30am-1pm, Circle behind Bldg. 2
Thursday, March 31st, 11:30am-1pm, Circle behind Bldg.
*Resume paper will be given away to participants