May 5, 2016, by Jackie Thompson

Discover the Graduate Jobs Fair: It’s Not Just for Finalists

By Jackie Thompson, E-Information Manager

Missed it in your first year? Think it’s something to consider next year? Think again. The Graduate Jobs Fair is not just for finalists.

If you’re graduating next year, it’s an opportunity to explore your options without any of the pressure.

DISCOVER what the Graduate Jobs Fair has to offer you:

D   Dip your toe into the job market  meet graduate recruiters

Find out what roles are on offer and what the application time frames look like  you may need to start the process sooner than you think. It’s also your chance to hear what companies are looking for. By talking to different recruiters, you can make comparisons and get a feel for what appeals to you.

I    Interview and job hunting workshops top tips for success

Brush up on your job-hunting skills by attending our ‘Five top tips…’ workshops on CVs, interviews and using LinkedIn. These 20-minute workshops will help to get your job-hunting off to a great start.

S   Spruce up your CV  get ready to apply

Not sure if you are ‘selling’ your skills and experience in a way that will put you to the top of the interview pile? Bring a printout of your CV or show it on an iPad and our team will make sure it’s in tip-top shape.

C   Companies come in all sizes  where do you want to work?

There will be both large graduate recruiters and highly successful small to medium-sized businesses at the fair. Remember that not every graduate goes into a graduate scheme. This is your chance to explore the many different routes available to you.

O   Opportunity to talk to Nottingham alumni – get the inside story

Many attending representatives are Nottingham alumni, so this is a fabulous opportunity to get an insider’s view from someone who was once in your shoes. Look out for the pink mortar board symbol in the fair guide.

V    Variety of job roles  you’ll be amazed by what’s on offer

Many companies recruit to a variety of roles. Don’t assume that you know what a company has to offer without checking. For example, retailers recruit to head office functions such as IT and marketing as well as to store management. To get a flavour for which companies offer what, check out this list of employers by role offered.

E   Expert advice  we’re here to help; visit our stand

Our team will be on-hand to help you make the most of the fair. Whether you’re unsure about which career would suit you or want to know how to get into a certain sector, all you need to do is ask. Got a question now? Post it on our Facebook event page.

R   Resources to take away  get a copy of the latest graduate directories

Visit our stand to pick up free copies of the latest graduate directories including The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers and our Careers Handbook for important information about your options and job-hunting skills.

Get ready for next year at our Graduate Jobs Fair and discover the many possibilities open to you. Come early and grab yourself a slice of pizza – free to the first 300 students through the door.

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