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2015 Medical Devices Industry Job Fair
Tuesday, April 14, 5:30-7:30, Pinnacle Ballroom, The Commons Hotel

The Design of Medical Devices Conference is hosting a unique opportunity, for those seeking employment or internships, to network with Medical Device industry professionals and companies. The Medical Devices Job Fair will be held at The Commons Hotel on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 from 5:30-7:30 pm. 


Companies Interested in Participating:

Companies who wish to participate in the Medical Devices Industry Job Fair can register online starting January 1, 2015. There is a fee of $100/current-conference sponsors and $200/non-conference sponsors. Participating companies will be given: 1- 6 ft skirted table and 2 chairs. Table Top Displays are not allowed. You may put out promotional materials for your company.

Registration Deadline for companies is March 22, 2015 | Questions about the Job Fair can be directed to Trisha Johnson


Attendees: How to Prepare for the Fair


BEFORE THE FAIR:

  • There is NO fee for job seekers to attend and NO registration required.
  • Create or update your resume.
  • Make 10-15 copies of your resume on quality paper.
  • Research the organizations attending so you can talk easily to the ones that interest you.
  • Prepare a few sentences to introduce yourself.
  • Come up with a few questions to ask the company reps.
  • Consider your clothes! Plan to look professional.
    Women: Professional-looking dress, dress suit, or pantsuit; clean and comfortable shoes.
    Men: Suit or jacket; shirt and tie; clean and comfortable shoes

 

DURING THE FAIR:

  • Look professional! Dress as if you're going on a formal interview.
  • Remember to take copies of your resume.
  • Start by visiting the 1 to 2 organizations that interest you the most.
  • Take notes. Get business cards from the people you talk to.

 

EXTRA TIPS:

  • Turn off your cell phone! Phone interruptions are a huge pet peeve of recruiters.
  • Take the time to talk and network.
  • Don't ask about salary or benefits.
  • Don't take a business card and run.
  • Don't walk through the Fair with friends or family.
  • Don't wait until the Fair's almost over to come to it.

 

AFTER THE FAIR:

  • Follow up. Send thank-you notes to the companies that interested you or that might someday.

 

Career Resources:

  • Iseek: is updated annually and includes Minnesota-specific occupational details and career information.
  • Monster.com: See the "Career Center" section for links to resources and information relevant to all aspects of lifework planning and transition.
  • CareerOneStop: Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, this site has numerous resources for job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals, including the three tools listed below.
  • O*NET: Use this interactive resource to explore and search occupations or to explore which occupations use your skills.
  • Career Guide to Industries: This site provides detailed information about careers, including the nature of the industry, working conditions, training and advancement, earnings and benefits, employment outlook, and more.
  • Interview Stream: Practice interviewing on the Webcam-based virtual mock interviewing tool. After you create an account, you can select questions, practice interviewing, and review your responses. Access to a Webcam required. The site also has a demonstration video to help you better understand this tool.


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