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It seems the Class of 2013 has much to look forward to once their tassels are turned. According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), employers expect to hire 13 percent more new college graduates from this school year than they did from the Class of 2012 (see Job Outlook 2013).

Take a look at what jobs are most in demand:

Source: NACE Job Outlook 2013

How can you meet representatives from companies in these and other industries? Career fairs at your school’s campus are a great place to start. Visit your school’s career services office and check out the Events Page on our website for opportunities near you.

When you do attend a career fair, you will get much more from it if you are prepared. Check out this post about Do’s and Don’ts at career fairs.

Here are five tips to make the most of career fairs:

5.  Find out which businesses will be at the event and thoroughly research those that interest you in advance.

4.  Maximize your time by only visiting recruiters from companies that interest you.

3.  Get a business card from all recruiters with whom you speak.

2.  Bring multiple copies of your résumé (limit it to one page) to distribute to recruiters.

1.  Brainstorm questions to ask recruiters such as, “What qualities do you consider successful candidates to have?”

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