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UOWD Undergraduate Student Guide 2017-18

The UOWD 12th Annual Career Fair is scheduled on 15th March 2017  at the Dubai Knowledge Park, Conference Centre where employers are invited to meet with UOWD students and alumni to discuss career paths and requirements for positions within their organization, it’s a great opportunity for you to meet the representatives and discuss employment opportunities.

Timing : 10:00am to 4:00pm

Where : Block 1, Conference Centre, Dubai Knowledge Park

The Career Fair is the perfect opportunity for students and alumni to meet with some of the region's top prospective employers and discuss job openings and internship opportunities.

UOWD Career Fair rules to follow:

Do's:

  1. Do dress professionally. Job fairs require the same attention to attire as interviews. Wear comfortable shoes.
  2. Do greet the person with a firm handshake and maintain eye contact.
  3. Do prepare a one-minute Elevator Pitch. Prepare a script that introduces yourself, states your knowledge of and interest in the company, and relates your background to the position or organization.
  4. Do develop informed questions to ask beforehand. Bridge the gap between yourself and the recruiter. “What is a typical day like?” or “How would you describe the ideal candidate?”
  5. Do stand alone and be independent. Try not to move in groups with your friends.
  6. Do have an open mind. Approach lesser known companies in order to discover their potential.
  7. Do have a sense of humour and be personable. Talk conversationally with the recruiter.
  8. Do bring multiple copies of your resume. Keep all these materials organized throughout the fair.
  9. Do inquire about the best way to access future information and/or job opportunities at a company.
  10. Do “close the deal!” Take the initiative and ask what your next step is.
  11. Please research about the company before you approach them.

Don'ts:

  1. Don’t be afraid of the recruiter. They attend these job fairs to meet qualified candidates!
  2. Don’t pretend that you are interested when you are not.
  3. Don’t schedule an appointment if you don’t intend to keep it. You may be preventing a student who is really interested from obtaining an interview.
  4. Don’t overstate your abilities, you’ll end up in a job that you are not able to do. Present yourself and your abilities in a convincing manner.
  5. Don’t monopolise the recruiter’s time. Sell yourself, make a good impression, and give the next student the opportunity to do the same.
  6. Don’t ask questions about salary!
  7. Don’t complain about former jobs, bosses, or classes! Avoid negative words like “can’t” or “won’t.”
  8. Don’t insult the recruiter. Cultivate the recruiter as a contact in your network.
  9. Don’t just throw your resume on the table. It will probably be thrown into a pile. Take time to market yourself.
  10. Don’t jump into a conversation that the recruiter is having with another student. Patiently wait for your turn.

If you're a company or organisation who is interested in attending the career fair, you can find out more here.