Looking for a job and tired of staring at your computer screen? There’s nothing better than meeting recruiters and potential colleagues face-to-face at a job fair. But how do you make the most of the opportunity? Here we share some expert tips and advice on how to make multilingual job fairs work for you!
What can a job fair offer you?
Jobseekers visit job fairs to network with potential employers, ask questions, gather valuable information on the work they aspire to, and hand their CVs to people who can read them and give immediate feedback. If you speak English and preferably also another European language, and have international work/study experience, come and meet your potential employers at the Jobspin Multilingual Job Fair in Brno and in Prague every spring and autumn. The official language of all our job fairs is English.
A well-written CV is the candidate’s most powerful tool
According to Eduard Soukup from Grafton Recruitment: “Your CV is the only thing you really need to bring. It would be a good idea to bring multiple copies in English with your contact details included, so you can leave them with recruiters. Besides that, you can always take a look at the list of exhibitors and get a bit more familiar with the ones that interest you most.” He added that: “Employers and recruiters are mostly looking for coherent, simply structured, organised CVs. Include only relevant work experience – there is no need to add temporary jobs or internships, unless relevant to the position you are interested in. I would recommend attaching your photo to the CV.”
Jobspin: multilingual job fairs for international audiences
Jobspin Multilingual Job Fairs provide a platform for candidates to meet representatives from companies across a range of industries. They also allow candidates to find out what positions are available where, and engage with companies looking to add new skills and talent to their workforce. Consultants on moving to the Czech Republic for work are also always present to help make decisions about relocation. Basically, Jobspin Job Fairs are a one-stop shop for international jobseekers.
More expats are attending these events every year, each of them hoping to land that dream job with their dream employer. Last year, over 500 international jobseekers visited the job fair in Brno and more than 700 in Prague, with positive feedback from both companies and candidates as a result.
Most companies attending these events come for one key aspect of the fair: they can meet talented, multilingual candidates from all over the world.
Does a Masters degree make a difference?
As Jobspin Job Fairs are designed for candidates with higher education and international work experience, an MBA/MAS student would have a greater chance of finding their desired position at the event than others without a Masters degree. According to data collected at the previous 13 Jobspin events, 90% of attendants had a university education. In addition, 95% of all participants had previous work experience, while 5% had just graduated or were still studying.
Jobspin is partnered with the Anglo-American University in Prague, where they have been hosting their spring and autumn events for the past four years.