PROFESSIONAL ONLINE ETIQUETTE

Even though you might be joining the fair from home, this still a professional networking opportunity, so make the most of it! 

 

  • Be prepared watch the employer videos and know what you’re turning up to in advance so you know what to expect and have your own notes ready – don't waste people's time asking questions if they have already been answered. 

  • Dress appropriately. You may be tempted to turn up in your pajamas when you’re at home, but ensure you get dressed properly before attending. Just like you would in a normal, face-to-face careers fair, dress professionally. 

  • Choose a quiet spot where you know you won’t be disturbed. Make sure it’s well lit (don’t sit with your back to a window!) and the background is neutral and uncluttered. 

  • Mute your microphone and notifications on your computer and put your phone on silent. 

  • Let the people you live with know you’re going to be on a call so they won’t disturb you and shut the door behind you if you can. 

  • Check your equipment. This includes making sure your battery is charged and your camera and microphone are working properly. Most video conferencing tools let you check your equipment before joining the call. 

  • Get comfortable! It’s important that you’re sitting in a comfortable chair and don’t forget to grab yourself something to drink as well. 

Want to practice your pitch before connecting with employers? Our Student Peer Leaders are available 11.30am – 1pm on the day to run through your pitch with you and provide feedback! Chat to our Peer Leaders by joining the Practice your pitch with the Student Peer Leadersroom in the right-hand menu in the virtual lobby.

 

For any additional careers questions, we encourage you to chat with Careers and Employability staff. Senior Advisers are available on the day from 11.30am – 1pm. Join the room labelledSpeak to the Careers and Employability teamin the right-hand menu in the virtual lobby.