"It isn't who you know, it's who knows you."
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.
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.
Jewelry, Makeup, and Perfume/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.
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. Scroll down to see our tips for creating a great resume.
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.
Pens and a folder for loose papers
Employers may hand out applications at the fair. Be prepared to fill out these applications.
If you have a Georgian College issued name tag, it may be beneficial to wear it to help employers distinguish you. You can purchase one from Georgian Stores (make sure to order it a few weeks in advance).
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.
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.
The interview is also your chance to show your positive attitude and your communication skills.
Tips for a Great Resume
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.