How to Impress at Company Presentations

As campus recruiting season kicks off, companies are quickly lining up to come onto campus to tell you that they are hiring, they are looking for the best & brightest, and why you should come work for them.

Attending all these company presentations can be a tiring and time consuming process, but many students feel that if they don't go, it will lessen their chances in getting hired. Is that really the case?

Well, not necessarily. While making a good first impression can get you noticed and help you score some early points, the opposite can also happen. Being rude, too competitive, or asking the wrong type of questions can also get you noticed, but for the wrong reasons. In this post, I want to let you in on some of the secrets and the mindset from the company / recruiter's perspective

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Best Careers of 2009

As you enter your final year of school before graduation, whether it's at the high school, university or post-graduate level, you will inevitably have to make the choice of what you want to pursue as a possible career. One of the challenges when trying to determine what career to pursue is understanding what one actually does in a certain profession.

The U.S. News & World Report has recently been publishing a list of Best Careers which it updates each year. While I wouldn't put too much weight on what they consider "hot or not", the 1 page profile they include on each career mentioned is a great source of information.

Here are some of the professions that made the Best Careers in 2009 list...

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Special Career Fair for Students Studying in the UK

For those of you based in Singapore, and studying at Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College or LSE, your Career Centres have put together what looks to be a can't miss event.

Singapore Careers Fair
Monday, September 7, 2009
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Suntec City, Singapore

You must register in advance, and submit a resume that will be sent to all employers ahead of time.

NOTE: The deadline to register is Friday, August 14th, 5:00pm

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JobsCentral Career & Learning Fair 2009

In a few weeks, JobsCentral is hosting one of the larger career fairs this year, with over 50,000 people expected to attend. The focus looks to be not only on jobs but also learning, with a host of educational providers sitting up booths. While not many MNCs (multinational corporations) are on the exhibitor list, there are definitely some large local companies, including almost all the different government ministries.

Click here for the full list of participants.

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Upcoming University Fairs

As a follow-up to our last post, here is a short list of some of the upcoming university fairs, for prospective undergraduates and MBAs. In addition, many of the top schools host private information sessions. Visit their website to see if and when they will be coming to your city.


Thursday, September 17, 2009 The MBA Tour - Featuring top MBA schools such as: CEIBS, Haas, IESE, INSEAD, Sloan (MIT), Stern (NYU), Wharton Marina Mandarin S$5 / S$10 Registration Fee

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