How to Best Prepare for Telfer Networks
by Pascale Gagnon
2nd Year Student in Accounting
Telfer Networks is coming soon. For many students, it’s the perfect opportunity to make one’s entrance in the business world. For others, it’s a way to meet again with potential employers.
But what is Telfer Networks? Telfer Networks is a networking event where various employers gather to promote their businesses and to fill certain positions. Career Centre staff will also be there to chat with you, critique your resumé quickly and present you Career Centre services.
Whether it’s your first time or not at the event, here are a few tips on how to prepare for it:
Set Specific Goals
Before you get there, decide what you want to accomplish. Maybe you simply want to present yourself to employers and to become familiar with networking events. Maybe it’s the perfect opportunity for you to fine-tune your job-search skills. All participating students can benefit differently from the event. Telfer Networks can force you to get out of your comfort zone and overcome your timidity, allow you to meet employers and even find a job.
You can check out the list of participating employers on Career Launch in order to identify the ones you are most interested in.
Review your Resumé
It may seem trite, but updating one’s resumé and reviewing one’s professional experience as well as other commitments can be very useful when preparing to answer the daunting, “Tell me about yourself.” question. Telfer Networks is not a job interview, but an opportunity to stand out among employees. Self-knowledge can prove useful in that regard.
Recruit a Friend
If you are not sure of how to start a conversation with an employer, or if you feel uneasy at the idea of attending the event alone, bring a friend! Il will be easier and less intimidating to approach strangers. Furthermore, it’s always fun to be accompanied by someone you know, and you will feel less self-conscious, especially if you are a networking-event rookie.
Attend a Workshop
Finally, the Career Centre has created a workshop especially to help you prepare well for the event. You will receive tips on how to put your best foot forward, expand your network and target your job search. This workshop is the perfect opportunity to ask all your questions regarding Telfer Networks.
Looking forward to seeing you at Telfer Networks on Thursday, January 23, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., in DMS 4101.