There are several events this month for Phoenix job seekers to meet with prospective employers. Once you attend a career fair, your work has just begun. By getting business cards or contact information for the recruiters you speak with, you now have a way to start sharing your professionalism through follow up skills.
1. Timing is everything. Don’t wait more than 24 hours to send an email to the recruiters you spoke with. They may be traveling, so an email will get to them fastest. If their job is to go from city to city or venue to venue, waiting more than 24 hours limits their ability to remember you. A handwritten note or fax could be an additional method too.
2. Remind them why you are qualified to move forward in the interview process. The follow up email should be brief, but have a sentence or two about the specific skills you referred to during your discussion with them and how you can provide those to the company.
3. Give them the most important document. Create a tailored resume based on your conversation with them that includes an objective or professional summary which lists the top skills you will bring to the job. Attach this to the email so they have it at their fingertips.
4. Ask to meet with them again or move forward in the process. If you asked them what the timeline and next steps in the process are during your discussion at the career fair, you can refer to that specifically in your request to move into the next phase.
For jobseekers looking for sales positions, there is a career fair tomorrow http://www.unitedcareerfairs.com/eventDetail.php?Sales-Career-Fair—Phoenix,-AZ-260