October 21, 2013, by Jemma Utley

75 employers waiting to meet you!

By, Samantha Longe-Thomas, Events and Vacancies Team Leader

You might assume that employers at our Management and Business Fair are only interested in business-related degrees. They are not! You may also assume that you might only get a free pen at this event, but again, you may be pleasantly surprised as there will be pizza (if you are one of the first 300 students), half-price Starbucks and the chance to win an iPad mini!

Something for everyone

The employers  attending this fair are looking for students from a variety of backgrounds as they are advertising operational vacancies that are not degree subject dependent. For example, Towers Watson (global professional services firm), are looking for politics, psychology, sociology, chemical engineering and maths graduates! Its principal lines of business are risk management and human resource consulting.

Have you got the right qualities?

Recruiters are looking for candidates with the right skills, aptitudes and values. These include emotional intelligence, empathy and the ability to build strong and lasting relationships. Companies also look for analytical skills that they can apply to projects as well as strategies that could affect the whole company.

For example, Geoff Baker the CEO of ICN (an app development company) says that ‘Arts graduates are able to take in complex information, process it quickly and articulate the merits. This is vital for any organisation.’

Companies looking to hire you!

Many of the recruiters attending the fair currently have live vacancies on My Career, so be sure to bring your CV and ask the employer questions! Members of our careers team will be at the fair to give you handy hints and tips about making the most of the fair and managing the application process. You can make an appointment with us for your advice on your CV.

Come to the fair and win prizes (if you’re lucky!)

Win an iPad mini

  • Register your attendance on My Career
  • Attend the fair
  • Tell us what you thought at the evaluation station

Win a day of work shadowing at L’Oreal

Please answer the following three questions to be in with the chance of winning an insight day into what it  is like working at L’Oréal. The day will include shadowing a management trainee in your desired field (marketing, commercial, supply chain or finance), meeting current interns and senior employees, a one to one talk with the graduate recruitment team and a building tour.

  • When was L’Oréal founded?
  • Name three brands in our portfolio
  • Name three of our industrial placement opportunities

To be eligible to win you must attend L’Oreal’s ‘Insight into marketing and sales’ session at 3-3.20-pm.

Win a two hour employability workshop with Page Group

Discuss anything you want to work on from your CV to your interview technique and their experts can coach you (and a group of friends if you wish) through workshops to get you as employable as possible on graduation!

  • Who are Page Group?
  • What type of graduates do Page Group recruit?
  • Outline an interesting fact – something that makes us different to other graduate employers?

To be eligible to win you must attend Page Group’s ‘Insight into… HR/account management session’ at 1.30-1.50pm.

Email your answers by 30 October to employerinformation@nottingham.ac.uk!  Read the Careers in Management and Business Fair Guide for more information.

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