Conference Career Management CenterCareer Expo Strategies

Career Expo Strategies

The PRIMARY KEY is that you attend the conference, network and learn.

Preparation | What to Bring | When You Arrive  | During the Career Expo | Other Events | After the Career Expo

Pre-Conference Preparation
  • Network with members from conference host and sponsors
    • NSHMBA members are listed in MY NSHMBA
  • Register for Conference early
  • Attend a Career Management Program near you
    • Provide resume critique, mock interviews, and career expo strategies
  • Review/Revise your Résumé
  • Post your resume on the NSHMBA Career Center
    • Post it early in order to have the recruiters review and possibly schedule an interview
  • Practice Job Interview
  • Research employers
  • Prepare your sales pitch
    • A short description of yourself (you usually only have 30-90 seconds to sell yourself as a potential job candidate to the recruiters)

Resume Clinic
Instructions: Bring a hard copy of your resume and a portable flash drive (if you have one) to receive resume development forms. What you’ll get:

  • A personal resume critique
  • Specific recommendations on how to improve your resume
  • Industry-specific resume development questionnaires transferred to your portable flash drive
  • Resume and cover letter writing checklists
  • Targeted strategies for marketing your resumes and cover letters as part of a coordinated job search campaign
  • Access to two resume update computer stations
  • Use of a copier to duplicate maximum of 10 copies of your resume for each attendee

Mock Interviews
Description: 20-minute structured one-on-one mock interview targeted to the onsite interviews conducted by employers at the Career Expo. What you’ll get:

  • A formal practice interview and an oral critique by the interviewer
  • A written evaluation of your interview skills; recommendations for improvement
  • Interviewing checklists

Description: One-on-one coaching to address your specific career questions, including:

  • Job search
  • Interviewing
  • Career management
  • Personal career branding
  • How to navigate the Career Expo

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