6 October 10:00 to 18:00 BST
Welcome to the TARGETjobs Virtual Careers Fair! This is your chance to meet top employers, apply for live roles, speak with careers advisers for 1:1 advice and learn more about the opportunities available to you.
**If you have a probelm accessing the platform or a general question about the fair, please find the TARGETjobs booth and send a message or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org**
Make sure you watch out for a great line up of Live Presentations throughout the day!
10:45 - How to approach the virtual recruitment process
As a result of coronavirus, many employers are moving towards video interviews and virtual assessment centres. If you’re worried about your on-screen performance, find out from recruiters how to impress and the preparation they expect.
11:45 - Building your personal brand
When recruiters scroll through your LinkedIn profile, what do they want to see? When you introduce yourself at a networking event, what do they want to hear? In this talk, you’ll find out how to portray yourself as a career-worthy candidate both online and offline.
1:00 - We hear from Iona Bain!
Job hunting during a recession might not be fun, but you’ll certainly feel more prepared if you’re armed with some of the important finance facts from Iona, the founder of the award-winning Young Money Blog and the UK's go-to voice on millennial money.
2:45 - Career success outside the big smoke
Whether it’s the cost of a pint or the packed tube stations, there are many reasons why you might avoid London when job hunting. Discover tips for getting noticed in a new role if the head office is in London and you’re at a regional location, alongside some benefits of working outside the city.
3:45 - Black History Month: celebrating and learning
Employers tell us what they have learned from the Black Lives Matter movement and what action they are taking. This will include their work towards improving the recruitment of black people, along with the changes they are making to their workplaces to promote and celebrate diversity.
4:45 - What next? Class of 2020 and beyond
We cut through the uncertainty to discover employers’ plans for the future. You’ll hear answers to questions such as, in which areas do you expect to increase recruitment in the near future? and what do you see as the long-lasting changes to your recruitment process as a result of 2020 events?
Finally, our tips on how to make the most of the fair...
Complete your profile in FULL! Not only will jobs and opportunities be recommended to you, employers are also able to reach out to you based on your profile, make it easy for them to find you.
Research exhibitors – Always keep an open mind, visit as many of the booths as you can to find out more about the organisations and what is on offer
Attend the live seminar sessions - make note of the seminar times to make sure you don't miss the one you want to attend.
Be proactive! - start text chats with exhibitors and ask questions about their opportunities (only an exhibitor can start a 1:1 video chat)
Allow access to your mic and camera - If you are invited to a 1:1 chat on the day, check that you have given permission to your browser to access your mic and camera by clicking the lock icon on the top left of the URL
Apply! - there will be graduate programme, internships and immediate jobs on all offer for you to apply to directly through the platform