The University of Limerick Careers Fair...what’s it all about?
For those of you who have never attended a careers fair, this provides you with a unique opportunity to meet with a number of employers who plan to recruit UL graduates in 2020. Some of these employers will also have immediate vacancies to fill. Representatives of these companies will describe their organisation and typical vacancies, with a view to encouraging you to apply when vacancies arise. In addition to the general graduate employers, the Fair will include a Volunteering zone and a Postgraduate Study zone.
Why should you attend?
The UL Careers Fair gives you the opportunity to:
– Make personal contact with leading graduate employers
– Find out what opportunities are available, what skills employers are looking for, and how to impress on your application form/CV and at interview
– Update yourself on employment trends, salary levels and training opportunities
– Decide which organisations you would like to join.
To make the best of this opportunity, you will need to be prepared. Few employers will offer you a job on the spot, but if you make the right impression, this will be to your advantage at the interview stage. Here are some tips to help you on the day:
– Do some research on companies in advance. Read the entries in this publication, check the websites, and make a list of those that interest you.
– Find careers seminars and employers on campus by searching www.careersconnect.ul.ie
– For help in preparing a CV or online application, attend the seminar on Applications and Interviews.
– Take along several copies of your CV to give to employers.
– Be prepared with a brief introductory sentence for each employer. Relate your degree to their opportunities.
– Ask specific questions about the organisation and career opportunities.
– Broaden your focus to include the less well-known organisations, as they often have very challenging opportunities to offer.
– Ask for business cards or make note of contacts for follow-up discussions.
The UL Careers Fair is an ideal opportunity to make contact with a significant number of employers who have real jobs to offer. By preparing for the event, you stand a better chance of using the time and opportunity effectively. Know what you want from the Fair, know what you have to offer, and be prepared to consider everything. This is your chance to make some useful contacts and see what opportunities are out there... SO DON’T MISS OUT!
Search for Events on www.careersconnect.ul.ie to keep informed about special seminars: the Employer Spotlight Series and Employer in Residence events.