Welcome to our first Job Fair
Now's the time to make a note in your diary that might change your life forever.
On Monday November 4 at the Hall for Cornwall, on Lemon Quay, in Truro, The West Briton will host its Jobs and Training Fair, sponsored by Truro and Penwith College.
The event, which will be the first for many years, will feature a range of employers and training providers who will be available between 10am and 3pm to support people looking to either get into work or training.
Rachel Butchers, senior recruitment account manager, said: "We're delighted to be hosting out first jobs fair in Cornwall and are very excited to help local businesses find the best candidates for their training or employment roles."
With many people either not in full time employment or education it's a great opportunity to take a step in the right direction and attend on the day. It's completely free of charge to all members of the public who would like to come along, and there will be lots of friendly and helpful advice available on the day to make the experience a successful one.
Like with anything in life, nothing is guaranteed, and whilst attending the event is a positive step onto the career ladder, it's still very important that you arrive prepared and ready for the conversations you are going to have.
We have compiled our top three tips for attending events just like these for you're to follow on the day.
Dress to impress. It's important that you treat the day as a potential job interview. During the course of your time at the event you will be meeting hiring employers or course leaders. Making the right impression from the outset will give you bags of confidence and will show potential employers that you have taken care in your approach to the day.
Have plenty of copies of your CV. Sounds simple, but many people turn up without a copy of this very important document, or worse they bring one which is out of date!
If you don't have one, spend some time putting it together.
It only needs to be two pages of A4, and contain information on your work history – it defiantly doesn't need to be a fancy novel! A CV helps people to remember you after the event has finished, so it's really important you have one, and even more important that you have print enough copies to go around.
Do your research. The following pages contain a guide to some of the companies that will be attending the event. Read through the guide and get an understanding of what people are offering. If something interests you, try and do some further research about the company. When you attend on the day you will feel much more confident in starting conversations with people if you already have an idea about what they do. It also shows the company that you're interested in their business and that you have been proactive in your research. All in all the most important thing you do on the day is attend, and spend some time talking with and getting to know the companies who have signed up to meet with you.
Find out more by visiting www.westbriton.co.uk/jobfair.