Smart and clever to the HSG Career Days
There are many companies and potential employers at the HSG Career Days. Even though you do not have a concrete professional goal in mind, its pays off to visit recruiting events. You will have the opportunity to socialise and find important contacts for future internships, for a topic of a thesis or a career entry. Furthermore you will get the chance to receive a first impression of different companies and to leave a positive mark about yourself.
Be aware about your body language. Paul Watzlawick brings it to the point: You cannot not communicate. Observe yourself how you sit, stand and how you use your hands and legs. Be authentic and show a honest interest in your counterpart.
Try to maintain the business contacts you have established and expand on them. Express your interest in the company, make reference to meeting them at the HSG Career Days and thank them via e-mail for the interesting conversation. Once you apply for a job use the information that you received during your conversation at the career fair. Send your documents directly to the contact person or to the HR department and refer to the conversation at the HSG Career Days.
When you are invited for an interview be glad about this success. You do not have to be a super hero, but have the opportunity to present your competencies and personality during a personal conversation. Know what you want, what you can offer and where you want to go in the future.
A targeted and professional preparation is an important part of how to actively shape your life and the earlier you start with planning your career the earlier you will get happiness and success at work. The Career Services Center at the University of St.Gallen (CSC-HSG) is happy to support you. The CSC team offers professional career counselling and has close contacts to companies so that it knows what their requirements are. Make use of this service!