I get such bad anxiety talking to recruiters. Looking for any tips on how to tackle job fairs...

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Something that’s helped me is just to think of them as just another person and not someone that has any particular power over you. Go into every conversation as just that: a conversation. Not an all-mighty judgement reigned down if you say the right or wrong thing. Ultimately, everyone wants to make a connection, so the more genuine and yourself you are, the better. It’ll also help them lighten up (recruiters get nervous, too!) and both you to get a better sense of each other. Know your worth and what you can bring (quick 2 sentence summary is good) and a resume/portfolio and you should be fine. Good luck!

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thank you so much for taking the time to type this out!

They are representatives of the gate keepers. Steer clear and have a “conversation” with those at the top. If those at the top like you, they’ll pass your book along to hr/talent team.

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Recruiters are good for getting culture insight.

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Honestly, they’re the ones you should be least intimidated by. They’re just checking boxes set by the real hirers, your future bosses.

Try to figure out what they’re listening for and tailor your responses to that. If you’re not getting a sense of those items, ask them specific questions about what the role entails and respond, “Oh, that’s perfect because I’m...” and say why you’re the right fit. You can hear in their response when you’ve said the right answer they’re looking for.

For example, if they’re looking for a strong leader who will mentor teammates to do their best work, emphasize your leadership experience. If they’re looking for a worker bee, say how much you love to roll up your sleeves and dive in. It’s surprisingly straight forward.

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