Prepare for the 2017 Careers Fair

….the big 3 day Fair is coming up fast, 10-12th October!

Whatever stage you’re at in your university life, it pays to go to Careers Fairs – a chance to meet a wide range of employers, plus attend talks on a variety of topics – CVs, applications, interviews, assessment centres, your LinkedIn profile……check out the programme in the Fair Guide (Days 1-2) and Third Day Guide

Do your research before hand – there are different employers and different types of employers on the different days. Explore who’ll be there on the different days:

  plus the third day …. 

  • Day 1 – a range of recruiters, internship providers and careers talks – from accountancy firms, financial institutions, Retail management, to IPA (Institute of Practitioners in Advertising), Civil Service Fast Stream and so many more – check them all out via MyCareerHub
  • Day 2  – yet more recruiters, internship providers and careers talks – from law firms,  Creative Edinburgh, Teach First, ScotGrad (graduate internships), Finance and Professional Services….. and so many more – check them all out via MyCareerHub
  • Third Day – third sector and voluntary/charity sector – if you’re interested in working for a charity or not-for-profit organisation in the UK – get an insight into this sector, and find opportunities for gaining experience and working in this sector –  Frontline (fast track social work), Charityworks, Cancer research UK, GoodMoves, the Action Group, Alzheimer Scotland, Children 1st…..and more – find them all via MyCareerHub

Find organisations that interest you, go and talk to them – they’re here because they’re keen to recruit our students- ie you!

  • Early years student? – check out what experience and skills employers look for in their recruits, and any opportunities to gain experience via volunteering, work experience etc. eg check out Alzheimer Scotland, The Action Group, and more at the Third Day Fair,  if you’re looking to enhance your Clinical Psychology experience. You’ll also get a feel for the wide range of possibilities in the workplace. Go with an open mind, be prepared to think beyond the obvious.
  • Penultimate year? , investigate internship opportunities, explore possibilities,
  • Final year and beyond? – get insider knowledge on careers and employers you’re interested in – extremely useful for making effective applications

And as with most things in life, to get the most out of it, it pays to prepare – to ensure you make the most of this great opportunity to talk to a range of employers all under one roof, so watch our short video –  top 10 tips on how to prepare for a careers fair.

Make sure you take full advantage of this great opportunity on your doorstep. Employers have made the effort to come here to see you – now it’s your turn to make the most of this.

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