Job Fair Tips
Student Profile

Tips
  • Create account with your UWI email
  • Fill in the appropriate fields
  • Add your LinkedIn link  
  • Use a clear profile picture
    • Find a neutral background
    • Lighting is important
    • Look confident and smile    
Resources
Learn why you should attend a virtual job fair

preparing for a virtual interview. 
 
Your Space
  • Find a quiet space in your home where you are not interrupted.
  • Close windows or doors to reduce environmental noises or high wind into the microphone.
  • The area should be well lit to provide a clear video quality. Avoid bright lights behind you. 
  • Keep a clear and clean interview space. This will keep you focus and relaxed. 
Your Self 
  • Dress appropriately as you would a face-to-face interview. 
  • Avoid excessive make-up or shiny jewelry that could reflect back in your camera.
  • Position your body and face within the camera frame
  • Beware of your body language and gestures during the interview. 
Your Technology 
  • Test your video and sound
  • Ensure you close all applications that may distract your interview 
  • Turn off all device notifications and sounds.
  • In the event you have to share content, beware of your computer background and wall paper


Elevator Pitch

What is it?
An elevator pitch is a snapshot of your experience and careers goals in less than 30 seconds. You should be able to present your goals, skills and passion with confidence quicker than an elevator ride. Hence the name!

How to get started
  • How are you?
  • What is your school and field of study ?
  • Share your passion, goals and how it aligns with this company
  • What steps have you taken to reach your goals and skills you acquired along the way
  • Create your own elevator pitch!!
The DONTs
  • Don’t focus on unnecessarily information.  
  • Don’t come across too pitchy
  • Don’t deviate from the facts
  • Don’t go over 30 secs
Resources
How to Create an Elevator Speech About Yourself
The 30 Second Elevator Speech



LinkedIn

What is it?

LinkedIn is a professional development and networking platform. It is used to connect, research, observe, learn, start and build your career footprint online. It’s your online resume that you regularly update, and it is always ready with just one click.

Getting started
  • Start building a strong network in your field. Research companies you are interested in and connect with them.
  • Recommend your friends and family to endorse your skills
  • Highlight all your WINS no matter how small
Resources
Start Your Career | LinkedIn for Students
Building a Great Student Profile
Set up a new LinkedIn account



 

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