What They Are
At employer information sessions you will have the opportunity to meet with potential employers, learn more about their organizations, and ask questions about their hiring processes.
Sessions typically begin with employers providing background information about their organization and any available positions. The sessions then open up for audience questions. These sessions are great for learning more about office culture, finding out about available positions, and getting insider information on the application process.
How to Prepare
In order to prepare for an information session, visit the employer’s website to conduct some background research. Find out as much as you can about the organization on your own so that you can ask relevant questions during the session.
Information sessions are informal, but remember that you want to make a good impression. Oftentimes information sessions are hosted by individuals who are directly involved in their organization’s hiring process. This is an opportune time for networking.
What to Ask
Here are some useful questions to ask employers:
- What positions do you currently have available?
- What qualities do you look for in job candidates?
- What skills are most important to this position?
- What are some of the biggest challenges facing your organization?
- What does a typical day in the office look like for someone in this role?
- How would you describe the office culture?
- Are there opportunities for advancement?
- What makes an application stand out?
- What is the timeline for the hiring process?