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10 tips to get the most out of the Business Forum

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More than 3,000 people participated in the previous edition. PHOTO: Manuel Castells
11/03/14 11:48

This Thursday, March 13, from 9 am to 7 pm, at Amigos Building, the XXII edition of the Business Forum will take place.

This year, along with the traditional stands of business (34 will participate, including KPMG, Leroy Merlin, Visconfan, Johnson&Johnson, Caja Rural and ACR), the Forum will feature 12 free participation activities that will bring dynamism and networking among participants.

The goal: to facilitate your search for professional opportunities with advice on employment international, cv revision in English, improvement of profile on LinkedIn or tips for freelancing.

So, if you are going to attend, don't forget these 10 tips:

  1. Study the participating companies
    Check the list of companies that will be attending and look for as much information as possible about them: what projects they are carrying out, if they have professional opportunities that match your profile, etc. Choose the ones you are most interested in.

  2. Updated resume
    Update your resume, revise it and adapt it as much as possible to the companies. you have selected. Take several forms with you to submit. The Career Managers of your School can help you to correct or improve it.

  3. Self-knowledge
    Before the Forum, think about what you can bring to the companies. Think about your level of English or other language, your professional skills, your knowledge, etc. It is useful to identify your strengths and areas for improvement.

  4. Introduce yourself to companies
    Take advantage of the time business gives you to introduce yourself with a short speech, highlighting your strengths and your competitive advantage. Rehearse it before the workshop so that it comes out fluently and naturally and prepare possible questions in case there is an opportunity for an interview.

  5. Listen to the companies
    In addition, you should take advantage of your time with the companies' professionals to learn details about the companies and their selection processes, ask questions, ask for contacts, etc.

  6. Company presentations
    Attend the presentations of the companies you are most interested in. They are a very good opportunity to learn more details about the companies, since at the stands there is not always time to get all the information we need.

  7. Labor market information
    The Forum will be an excellent opportunity for you to check out status the labor market: which sectors are demanding professionals, which skills are the most valued by companies, etc.

  8. Plan your presence at the workshop
    This way you will get the most out of it: go at times when there are few people because it will facilitate your interaction with the companies, take care of your image, prepare your printed resume and take something to write down the information you receive from the companies (contact, addresses, etc.).

  9. Enthusiasm
    It is the attitude core topic to attend the Forum: sample to the companies that you are a motivated candidate , that you will transfer your enthusiasm to the business and to your work team.

  10. Self-criticism
    After the Forum, try to use all the feedback obtained to improve. Use the information to improve your future search for employment.