There is no one way to write a resume.
Some general rules are:
ACES Career Services offers resume reviews during drop-in hours.
Make a list of companies you want to talk to at the Career Fair. Research these companies to learn their product line, their locations, and what positions the company is seeking to fill. Deterimine how you can add value to their organization. Practice delivering your introduction to an employer including some of your research.
Visit the ACES Career Services office during drop-in hours to learn more about how to conduct employer research.
The Career Fair is all about making good first impressions, so how you appear to recruiters is very important.
Tips for Women
If you choose to wear earrings make sure they are not too distracting. Small hoops or stud earrings may be best. Large hoops and dangling earrings tend to draw attention away from you and toward the earrings.
Heels tend make you stand up straighter, however, the career fair covers a lot of square footage. Make sure you can get to all of the employers without getting sore feet/blisters. Heels that are one - two inches are best.
Skirts should not be too short. A general rule of thumb. If you would look good going to the bars, you are not appropriately dressed for the career fair.
Tips for Men
Recommended suit colors are gray, black, and navy blue. Dress slacks and a sports coat are also acceptable.
White or light colored shirts appear more business professional. Make sure your shirt is ironed. Wrinkles do not impress recuiters.
Practice tying a tie. There are online video sources with demonstrations of how to tie them if you are not familiar.
Tips for all
Remember to bring a padfolio to carry your resumes, business cards, and note paper.
Think about where you can store your bags/coats. Some fairs offer bag checks and others do not.
Select your career fair attire at least a week before the event. Make sure your hem is the appropriate length for the shoe you plan on wearing.
Shoes should be free of scuffs and dust.
Tatoos, like jewelry, can be distracting. Consider ways to remove the focus from the tattoo back to you such as covering a tattoo.
Hair should be pulled away from the face. It is important for recruiters to be able to see your eyes.