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The Highered Virtual¬†Career Fair in banking, finance, and consulting is just around the corner, and¬†it’s a great opportunity to connect with top employers in these industries.¬†Whether you’re a recent graduate or an early talent looking for a¬†new opportunity, this virtual career fair can help you to find your next job.¬†Here are some tips to help you prepare for the event:

  1. Research the participating companies
    BEFORE the virtual career fair, take some time to research the companies attending and those you are interested in! Look at their websites, social media pages, and job postings to learn more about their culture, values, and available positions. This will help you to tailor your approach when speaking with company representatives during the virtual career fair.

     

  2. Update your CV and Highered profile
    Make sure your CV is up-to-date and tailored to the positions you’re¬†interested in. Update your Highered profile and activate the Be Discovered¬†feature to allow access to your profile! Also, update your LinkedIn
    profile and other online profiles to reflect your most recent work experience and skills. Be sure to highlight your experience in banking, finance, or consulting, and any relevant certifications or degrees.

  3. Practice your elevator pitch
    Prepare a short elevator pitch that highlights your skills, experience, and interests. This will help you to quickly introduce yourself to company representatives and make a strong first impression. Practice your pitch in front of a mirror or with a friend to refine it and build confidence. We will discuss this in more detail in our Networking workshop on May 9th at 12pm CET. Register on the Highered platform!

     

  4. Dress professionally
    Even though you’ll be attending the virtual career fair from home, it’s¬†important to dress professionally. This will help you to feel confident¬†and make a good impression on potential employers. Dress in business
    attire, avoid distracting patterns, and make sure your background is clean and professional.

     

  5. Test your technology
    Before the virtual career fair, make sure that your internet connection, microphone, and camera are working properly. Test your equipment by attending a practice session or a virtual networking event to ensure that
    you’re comfortable with the technology. Make sure you have a quiet space¬†to participate in the event.

     

  6. Prepare questions to ask
    Prepare a list of questions to ask company representatives during the¬†virtual career fair. This will show that you’re interested in the company¬†and have taken the time to learn more about them. Some questions to
    consider include: “What do you look for in a successful¬†candidate?”, “What is the company culture like?”, and
    “What opportunities for growth and development are available?”

     

  7. Follow up
    After the virtual career fair, follow up with the companies that you spoke with. Send a thank-you email to company representatives and express your continued interest in the company and available positions. This is a great opportunity to stand out and build a relationship with potential employers.

     

The Highered¬†virtual career fair in banking, finance, and consulting is an excellent¬†opportunity to connect with top employers in these industries. By researching¬†companies, updating your CV, Highered and online profiles, practicing your¬†elevator pitch, dressing professionally, testing your technology, preparing¬†questions, and following up after the event, you’ll be well-prepared to make¬†the most of the virtual career fair.¬†

Good luck! See you next week!