Student Tips

Okay guys, here’s the scoop! You are about to be introduced to 60+ of the leading hospitality companies all in one room. Tensions will run high, stress level will be at a max! Just kidding. Take a breath …… it will be okay. This is an opportunity to showcase your skills and personality. Below is a list of everything you need and how to prepare.

Remember

“It isn’t who you know, it’s who knows you.”

These employers can be used for your future career paths. Utilize this chance!

FAQ

What to wear

A business formal dress code enhances the professional image of your workplace environment and your personal brand. Clothing should be crisp, neat, pressed and never wrinkled, to project a professional, “business formal” image. Torn, dirty, and unmatched clothing is unacceptable. Come dressed for success!

Jewelry, Makeup, and Cologne

These should be in good taste, with limited visible body piercing. Makeup should be used minimally to represent a natural look. Remember, some colleagues are allergic to the chemicals in perfumes and makeup, so wear these substances with restraint.

For Men

A sports jacket and slacks is acceptable. A dress shirt in an appealing, not overly bold colour is suggested. If wearing a tie, please try to match it with your dress shirt and jacket. Please refrain from wearing running shoes or sneakers. Dress shoes, or clean well-maintained loafers are also acceptable.

 

For Women

A dress pant or skirt with matching jacket is considered business formal for women. Skirts should always sit at or just above the knee. A collared blouse or dress-material top is recommended, and should either be tucked in or fall just below your waistline. Always be cautious that dress shirts are not too revealing in any business setting. A business length dress with a blazer is also an appropriate option. For shoes, a low comfortable heel in a neutral or dark colour is recommended, however a flat with minimal embellishments is acceptable.

What to bring

Several copies of your resume – you will be handing these out to employers throughout the fair. Resumes should be printed on clean white paper and not wrinkled or damaged in any way. A change of clothes (depending on which workshop you attend.) – some of the workshops may involve a physical element. Please consider this when choosing your workshops. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact the C2C  executive committee. A pen and a folder for loose papers – employers may hand out applications at the fair. Be prepared to fill out these applications. Name tag – if you have a Georgian College issued name tag, it may be beneficial to wear it to help employers distinguish you.

Tips For a Great Resume

Practice

Practicing what you’re going to say and how you’re going to say it will help you speak confidently about your skills and accomplishments. It’s a good idea not to memorize what you want to say. Instead, figure out which key points you want to focus on. The interview is also your opportunity to ask questions. List 3 things you want to know about the job or the organization, and practice asking questions about them. Make sure you couldn’t be expected to know the answers from your research. Leave questions about salary, vacations or other benefits until after you receive a job offer.

Present

How you present yourself in the interview—your appearance, attitude and body language—is vitally important. It’s normal to be anxious but acting as if you’re confident, even when you aren’t, can have a positive effect on both you and the interviewer.

Participate

The interview is also your chance to show your positive attitude and your communication skills.

Prepare

Being ready for the interview will boost your confidence and increase your effectiveness. Find out about the organization and the job you’re applying for. This will show the interviewer you’re motivated and keenly interested in the position.

Resume building

Career and Co-op Services

Needing a summer job, or looking for an amazing career after graduating? You will need that great resume to create that lasting first impression for your future employer. We will have staff waiting for you in the Career Hub in B115

Monday, February 6, 2017, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Career Hub, Room B115.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Career Hub, Room B115.
Bring your resume and let us assist you!

Resume Help

You will need a great resume to create that lasting first impression for your future employer. Students, if you are interested email Lindsay Byers or John Daggett to book a time to go over and edit yours. Well put together templates have also been uploaded to Blackboard for you convenience to reference.