Euro London values career fairs immensely as we believe them to be of high importance, not only us as a company but they are advantageous for candidates in regards to their future and career.
On Thursday 20th February Euro London Appointments attended a Careers Fair hosted by Hult International Business School – The World’s Most International Business School with seven campuses scattered around the world. We were lucky enough to exhibit alongside large multi-national organisations (such as Apple and Allianz) and also to meet a number of Hult’s multi-national students. With approximately 90% of Hult’s 2,200 students speaking at least two languages this was an excellent chance to meet future banking, sales, marketing and IT professionals among others. It was a great experience to speak with current MBA students who have already experienced full-time working life all across the globe and who at the Careers Fair took the time to ask our Consultants for advice on the next steps in their careers. Overall it was an excellent experience for Euro London to partner up with Hult due to the multi-national and multi-cultural element that both parties are proud to possess.
At Euro London we see everything as an opportunity and so should you. Here are just some of the reasons why:
-For candidates, it’s a fantastic opportunity to meet a number of potential employers under the same roof, all in a short amount of time. This is also the same case for recruiters, it allows us to meet hundreds of candidates in a day, speak and advise candidates about roles we have.
-Many people tend to look at the negatives of job fairs, especially at the likelihood that they won’t get a job offer right then and there. However what people tend to forget is that job fairs allows you to gain contacts, something that is so valuable in the job market as these contacts can come in handy in future job searches.
-Job fairs introduce you to the reality of job searches. When you’re standing in a room full of candidates it suddenly dawns on you what you’re up against. As a result it should make you more determined and focused on a job search.
-When you’re at a job fair you might speak to employers in a sector that you had never thought about a career in before. It opens up opportunities that never crossed your mind, adding another possible prospect to your job search.
-Face to face networking can be crucial in such a competitive job market! Even if you’ve sent out hundreds of emails and resumes just speaking (even for a short amount of time) to an employer can be extremely beneficial.
When was the last time you attended a jobs fair and what did you find useful about it?
A special thanks to Michael Classen and Mary Ann for attending the Hult Business School Careers Fair on behalf of Euro London Appointments