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My latest Memphis Daily News column is out, “The Power of the Follow-Up.”

As I reflect back on the past week, I’m reminded of the Multicultural Career Expo. Nearly 1,400 job seekers had the opportunity to connect with more than 50 employers.

Before the event, many people asked me what to do during the event. Oftentimes though, the most important work comes later. Whether you’re attending a job fair, interviewing for a job or networking, the rules are the same.

To prepare, you’ll need your own business cards. Even if you’re currently unemployed, there are many websites where you can order simple cards. You’ll want to include at least your name, phone number and e-mail address.

Keep your business cards with you everywhere: in your wallet, your bag, your desk and your car. The worst thing is to meet a great contact and then have to apologize for not having a card. Even worse is missing out on getting their contact information.

To find out what to do next, and learn all my follow up tips, check out my entire Memphis Daily News column here.

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Author: Angela Copeland

Angela Copeland is Founder and Coach for Copeland Coaching, a great way to jump start your job search. Follow her on Twitter @CopelandCoach for tips on finding the perfect job for you.

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