The Fair’s Over, But the Fun Continues

Filed in Career Fair, Finding a Job, From the Staff by on September 25, 2017

Hello there!

It’s been five days since the career fair on Wednesday, but your job search work is far from over. Even after the career fair, you can keep making a great impression with employers. How, you might ask? By writing thank you notes!


These are just a few of the benefits of writing thank you notes:

  1. They set you apart from other candidates
  2. They show respect and etiquette
  3. They keep your dialogue with the employer going after the career fair
  4. They impress employers with your communication skills

So, should you email thank you notes, or hand-write them? This really depends on how much time you have. Handwritten thank you notes are great if you want to stand out, but email is often preferred if you know the employer is making a quick decision. Keep timing in mind, and make sure you send out thank you notes one to two weeks after the career fair.

For contact information, if you got a business card from the company representative you spoke to, awesome! If you’re like me and manage to misplace practically everything, that’s alright; the CDC has a business card database and will update it with all the Fall 2017 Career fair contacts the Thursday after the fair.

Be ready to apply for the jobs that stood out to you. You’ll most likely have to apply to positions online, so take the time to email your contact to follow up after you apply for the job. This is a great way to get your application pushed through. For questions or more information, feel free to email the peer advisors at or check out some of the tipsheets below.

Thank You Note Writing  Interview Process

Workshops: Interview Skills Series: Practice Your Interview Answers, Sep 26th 2017, 5pm-6pm, SL 105

You’re doing a great job!


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Pronouns: she/her or they/them. I'm an Environmental Engineering major from Georgetown, MA. On campus, I act as a Peer Advisor with the Career Development Center, a Resident Advisor with Residential Services, and a Safety Technician with the Office of Environmental Health and Safety. I'm also the President of the Alliance at WPI, and have a passion for social justice and advocacy.

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  1. Van Harting says:

    Wow this was very helpful and informative. Thanks Jess!

  2. Lauren Farris says:

    Thank you for your validating words of encouragement Jess! Good luck in your job search!

  3. jrlocke says:

    Thank you Lauren! I wish you the best in your job search!

  4. jrlocke says:

    Wow this comment was very helpful and informative. Thanks Van!

  5. Van Harting says:

    Wow this was very helpful and informative. Thanks Lauren!

  6. Matthew Murphy says:

    wut is thank u note