Employability Festival Brochure  

The University of Kent's Careers Fair will be taking place on Tuesday 3rd November from 12pm to 3pm in the Sports Centre. This will be a fantastic opportunity for students to meet over 130 employers who will be showcasing their opportunities. Employers include Deloitte, Grant Thornton, HMRC, Civil Service, Morgan Stanley and PwC.

The Careers and Employability Service produced a document to help students preparing for the Careers Fair. Before the fair they suggest you do your research. Use www.kent.ac.uk/ces/careersfair to find out who will be attending the fair. Check the employer’s websites to find out what roles they are recruiting for and what they look for in graduates/placement students/interns.

You should also plan your approach: decide what information you need from employers, think of questions to ask them such as what makes an application stand out and training and development, prepare an “elevator pitch” and put together an up-to-date CV.

You don’t need to wear a suit, but think about what you will wear and the impression it will make on potential employers: first impressions count. Casual dress is OK but dirty or tatty clothes definitely aren’t.

For more tips on preparation, see Target Jobs: https://targetjobs.co.uk/careers-advice/networking/329701-how-to-make-the-most-of-graduate-job-fairs or attend the session “Getting the most out of the Careers Fair” which takes place on Monday 2nd November from 3-4pm in KS17