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Tips for Meeting Companies on Campus

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Hi All –

Intel is out on campus, meeting candidates at career fairs and info sessions! (Find out when we're coming to your campus on our Recruiting Events Calendar) To help you prepare for meeting with us and other companies, we thought we’d offer a few tips to keep in mind:

• First impressions are important! You don’t need to wear a suit when you go to a career fair or info session, but you do want to present yourself well. The free t-shirt you got from the credit card vendor on campus is probably not your best bet. (Suits, however, are almost always appropriate for the interview.)

• Be well groomed. You don't have to come off the runway, but you do need to look like you're serious about finding employment.

• Build rapport with the company representative you meet. If you can find something you have in common, or tell an interesting story that makes you stand out, that recruiter is much more likely to remember you at the end of the day.

• We want to see your resume…don’t leave home without it! As a matter of fact, bring several copies of your resume…sometimes we want more than one copy so we can easily share it with others inside the company.

• Have your resume cleanly formatted and easy to follow – we look through hundreds of resumes a day so it needs to be easy for us to see what you’re studying, what type of position you’re looking for, when you’re available, etc. For resume tips, check out Barbara top 10 tips! (Part 1 and Part 2 )

• Make sure your email address is on your resume! Yes, sounds simple, but you wouldn’t believe how many resumes we see that are missing it. You might want to consider a more professional email address than hotchick@hotmail.com. It might have been funny in college, but some hiring managers may frown on it and you want to do everything possible to create a good first impression! We also want to see your phone number and GPA clearly marked on your resume.

• Do you homework before talking with us. If you don’t know what the company does when you’re talking to a representative, it doesn’t leave a very good impression.

• Do enough research to be able to answer the question, “What role/job do you think you would be best suited for at company X?” Check out our “Where do I fit?” matrix in the Student Center section on Jobs at Intel

• We are interested in hearing your situations and trying to help you find a job, but please remain professional during your engagement with recruiters.

• And finally – be yourself! Don't try too hard to impress or lose yourself in the image you're trying to create. Be as authentic as you can and let the real you shine through...

We look forward to talking with you on campus!
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