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Brochure for attendees of London Tech Job Fair Spring 2018

From: Silvija
Sent on: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 4:42 PM

Dear jobseekers,

We are happy to have you as part of the upcoming Tech Job Fair, and we’d like to share with you all the information you’d need for the upcoming Tech Job Fair, such as :

1. Exact time & date: 22nd of February (this Thursday) at 6pm

2. Address of the event: Central Foundation Boys’ School, Cowper Street, London EC2A 4SH

3. List of companies coming to the event : https://techmeetups.com/meet-amazing-companies-joining-us-in-london/


4. Evening agenda (you can download): https://techmeetups.com/london-tech-jobfair/4. List of all job openings: https://techmeetups.com/london-tech-jobfair/Also available on the job board: http://www.techstartupjobs.com

 

5. Short company slide decks about the companies participating: 

Talent.io: https://www.slideshare.net/techmeetups/talentio-who-are-we-pdf
Validity labs: https://www.slideshare.net/techmeetups/validity-labs-slidedeck
SharpCloud: https://www.slideshare.net/techmeetups/sharpcloud-flyerhttps://www.slideshare.net/techmeetups/sharpcloud-for-enterprise-detail
Applied Blockchain: https://www.slideshare.net/techmeetups/applied-blockchain-presentation-short
Cerebriam: https://www.slideshare.net/techmeetups/cerebriam-tech-meetup
NetApp: https://www.slideshare.net/techmeetups/net-app-tech-fair-2018
Seakr:  https://www.slideshare.net/techmeetups/seakr-jobfair2018
Interimarket: https://www.slideshare.net/techmeetups/tech-meetup-interimarket


6. Tech Job Fair Toolkit 
For TechMeetups Tech Job Fair, happening on 22nd of February 2018, At Central Foundation Boy’s School, Cowper Street, London EC2A 4SH

For job seekers, Techmeetups Tech Job Fairs are a convenient way to apply with several companies and to get immediate interviews. Techmeetups Tech Job Fair also enable job seekers to scope-out employers and to gather company and career information. What can job seekers realistically expect from a Tech Job Fair? They can certainly obtain company and career information. They may even get an interview at the Job Fair.

However, the goal is to get ‘in-house’ interviews at companies shortly after the Job Fair. Job seekers should be advised that it’s unlikely they’ll walk away from the Techmeetups Tech Job Fair with a new job!

Employer representatives invest a lot of time and resources to participate in Techmeetups Tech Job Fair.

As such, companies appreciate job seekers who are well prepared and have a professional attitude. Job Seekers appreciate company representatives who are easy to approach and have clear answers to their questions.



TIPS FOR JOB SEEKERS



Before the Job Fair



Take the Techmeetups Tech Job Fair seriously! You’re making important first impressions.

Employers remember only a few of the hundreds of job seekers they meet at the Fair.

Research the companies that interest you. Learn who the companies are and what they do.

Check company websites if available.

Be prepared to make cogent conversation and ask relevant / timely questions to employers (this will make you an interesting and memorable applicant).

Create a one-minute ‘commercial’ about yourself. Your ‘commercial’ should explain:

  • who you are

  • your qualifications and accomplishments

  • special skills and values that set you apart from other applicants, and

  • one or two specific examples of what you could do to solve actual company problems (how you could benefit the company).

Practice your ‘commercial’ out loud to feel comfortable.

 

YOUR OBJECTIVE IS TO SAY ONE TRULY MEMORABLE THING TO EMPLOYERS!

  • Resumes – tailor your resume to the specific job(s) you’re applying for.

  • Take sufficient copies of your resume to the job fair.

  • Make sure your resumes are crisp and clean.

  • If there’s potential for on-the-spot interviewing or hiring at the Fair, take reference letters and cover letters,

and assemble a professional portfolio (that contains examples of work and accomplishments).

  • Be prepared to answer questions.

  • Review standard interview questions and formulate your responses.

  • Prepare questions to ask employers: what opportunities and available; what are the responsibilities; what skills are companies seeking in candidates?

  • Plan your strategy. Visit booths first that interest you the most (when your energy is high and you’re at your best). Do not wonder or roam! Present yourself with a purpose. Don’t be shy – be prepared!

  • Take pens and paper.

  • Dress for success! Be well groomed. Treat the Techmeetups Tech Job Fair like any job interview.

  • Set realistic expectations. Few job seekers are hired on-the-spot at Job Fairs.

  • Be prepared to follow up on promising leads.

  • Block sufficient time in your schedule to attend the Job Fair. Make preparations to arrive on time.



At the Job Fair

 

  • Some experts suggest to arrive early or late at the Job Fair. The first and last people are often remembered while the ones in between become a blur.

  • Briskly (but attentively) walk through the entire job fair. Scope-out employers you

    want to talk to. Observe which employers are busy and which aren’t.

  • Get a feeling for the entire Job Fair. Then, go and sit for a few moments to

    compose yourself and to finalize your ‘plan of attack’!

  • Approach your targeted companies:

    From a distance (about 2 meters away), observe and listen to employers

    interacting with other applicants. Listen to what the employer is asking. 

    Figure out who is in charge. What happens to the resumes (are there multiple resume

    piles, does anyone write on them)?

    Determine the highest level employer-representative in the booth. Seek this

    person out.

  • While waiting in line, review information about the employer you’re approaching.

    As you approach the table, respect other people’s privacy as they complete their

    interaction with the employer.

  • When you meet with an employer:

    Give an award winning SMILE!

    Greet each employer with a firm handshake. Make eye contact! Be polite!

    Introduce yourself. Look confident!

    State why you have chosen this employer.

    Try to remember the employer’s name. Glance at a nametag.

    Show interest. State briefly what you like about the company.

    Deliver your ‘one-minute commercial’ (that you developed in step 5 above). Be

    sensitive to the timing and situation before using your ‘commercial’ – adapt it as

    the circumstance dictates.

    Listen carefully to what the employer says. The room may be noisy and busy, but

    don’t be distracted. Focus, focus, focus!

    Ask questions (the questions you prepared in step 7 above).

    Answer questions directly, politely, and concisely. REMEMBER THE GOAL IS

    TO BE ASKED BACK FOR AN ‘IN-HOUSE’ INTERVIEW.

    Ask about the application procedure and hiring process. What’s the timeframe?

    Is there a convenient time to call to follow up?

    Do NOT ask questions about salary and benefits (wait until later for these type of

    questions).

    Request a business card or obtain a contact name, phone number, fax, and email

    address. Take brochures or informational materials that are available at the

    Booth.

  • Don’t let promotional ‘freebies’ on the table distract you and do not grab at them.

    Thank each employer for their time.

    If you’re given an application form, take time to fill it out neatly and completely.

    Remember the way you fill out the application is in itself an example of your work.

    Conduct yourself professionally at all times. You are ‘on stage’ even as you

    stand in line or move about the Fair area.

    Stay fresh! Job Fairs can be exhausting. If you start to get tired, take a break.

    Network with other job seekers at the Fair. Share leads, resources, and ideas.

    Keep a list of the employers you meet. Make notes about each company and

    your conversation with each representative. 



    After the Job Fair

    Pat yourself on the back for a job well done!

    Review your notes from the Job Fair. Evaluate what you think went well and

    what you can improve for the next Job Fair or interview.

    Write personalized thank-you letters to companies that interest you. Cite

    something specific from your discussion. Try to send letters out within two days

    after the Job Fair. It’s okay to enclose a resume with your thank-you letter. This

    may draw attention to your name once again.

    Call to make sure the company received your application materials if you don’t

    hear from them in two weeks after the Job Fair. At this time you can check on the

    status of the position and offer to come in for an interview.

    Continue to research the companies that interest you. Treat the Job Fair as an

    initial contact, not the last.

    Keep accurate records of your contacts, including dates of your letters or

    telephone calls, and copies of all application materials that you send.

    Final Tip

    Focus on learning as much as you can about what employers are looking for in

    the people they hire. The primary benefit of participation in the Fair is to collect

    information and make contacts.



Happy job hunting,

TechMeetups Team

 

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