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You may request an individual appointment to be held either in person, by phone, or via Skype for a variety of career-related issues, including career decision-making and job transition assistance. We will assist you with developing the necessary tools for a job search, including exploration, networking, resume writing, and interviewing.

Call or and ask to speak to a career consultant to assess your needs and determine which career package is right for you. The first thing that you want to do is to set your expectations appropriately. A career fair is not the place for a long interview or a job offer.

It is a way to be exposed to many companies at once, to make contacts with employers and fellow job seekers, to gather company information, and to practice your pitch and personal branding.

In fact, it is your responsibility to follow up afterward with companies that peaked your interest. In order to make the most out of your experience, look at the list of companies scheduled to come.

Prepare questions for them regarding opportunities throughout the company. Update your resume to reflect the skills you are taking to the market. Practice your 30 second commercial as well as answers to common interview questions.

On the day of the career fair, come with enthusiasm and personality! Dress professionally and have an open mind as you grow your network of contacts and learn about different organizations.

After the career fair, follow up with employers of interest, connect with contacts on LinkedIn, do some further research on companies and improve your search based on feedback from employers. Given the right attitude and preparation, a career fair can be a very valuable networking event that leads to your next position.

Congratulations you've landed a new position within your organization! Now for the challenge: If it was your employer who approached you about the promotion, they probably already had a dollar amount in mind. That doesn't mean that's the final offer; if you can demonstrate that your value exceeds the initial bump in pay, there's a good chance you can add a little extra to your pay stub.

Do some research on similar positions within the company as well as organizations in your industry. Pay particular attention to the experience, duties and responsibilities required and how they match the expectations of your new role. Discuss the value you bring to the company in ways that go beyond the bottom line.

Also, keep in mind that a flexible work schedule, additional vacation time and receiving educational benefits are examples of items that should be included as a part of your negotiation strategy.

Ultimately, while more compensation is very important when upgrading within a company, be sure that you receive the most complete package available based upon the all the factors that are important to you. Evaluate the offer in hand on its own merits. Would you accept it based on the responsibilities, career growth, salary and benefits?

It is a decision you should make apart from a possible offer that may or may not come. However, it is perfectly acceptable to contact the pending company to let them know that you have received an offer. Ask them where they are in the process and if you are still a serious candidate. Most employers will be candid with you if you mention that you have a decision to make. Lots of curious minds, lots of connections, all over the globe.

We're committed to helping all students access the opportunities that will set them apart. The result will be an education that can take you anywhere. Whatever your major, Ohio State connects you with research that inspires you. Well-connected faculty and partnerships with a wide variety of organizations in Columbus and around the world give you an advantage when it comes to finding a meaningful internship or co-op.

University career fairs we host around 30 a year bring a huge range of companies and organizations right to you. Study abroad and you'll never stumble over the interview question, "Tell us about an experience that changed you. Learn how to make a difference and use your academic interests for service. Ohio State supports double majors and dual degrees, and offers minors in most fields of study. Do your research abroad! Engage with new people and cultures while conducting hands-on research projects that support your academic pursuits.

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